Jimbo Fisher is about to get PAID.
Fisher left a stable situation in Tallahassee for whatever uncertainty awaits him in College Station, and we now know why.
While various rumors were floated as to what Fisher's contract would look like with Texas A&M, the dominos are finally starting to fall. Everything is bigger in Texas, even the contracts.
Jimbo Fisher gets richest total deal in college football history. It will be a 10-year, $75 million deal, according to @Mark_Schlabach.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 1, 2017
Will be only behind Nick Saban in average annual value.
You have to credit the Aggies athletic department here. They attracted the top target on the coaching market--and one most schools didn't even know was available.
While we weren't in the meeting, we imagine Scott Woodward handed Fisher a blank check and a pen, offering to match a magic number.
The school's boosters stepped up to bat, plucking one of the top coaches in college football from a comfortable home. Money talks, and Jimbo couldn't leave that much cash on the table.
Texas A&M officials have approved a 10-year, $75 million contract for Jimbo Fisher, which is the richest deal in college football history in terms of total value, sources told ESPN. He'll be the second highest paid coach in the FBS with an average... https://t.co/FT30WXd0w4— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 1, 2017
In today's college football, coaches rarely stay in one location for a decade. Fisher believed one disappointing season for the Seminoles was a sign of things to come, and bolted before the athletic department had a chance to pin him down as the problem.
Now, he's the richest man in college football, and another valuable addition to the SEC West.