A new report indicates that Jimbo Fisher will leave Florida State to become the next head football coach at Texas A&M by the beginning of next week.
Per KPRC Channel 2 in Houston, Fisher will arrive in College Station on Sunday to sign a 10-year deal worth $7.5 million per season. The deal is expected to be approved and formally announced on Monday.
The report also states that officials at Texas A&M wanted to announce the decision following a Board of Regents meeting that took place on Thursday, but decided to wait until after Fisher coached his final regular-season game for the Seminoles against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.
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As of right now, Fisher is still expected to be on the sidelines for that game. A win on Saturday would make Florida State bowl eligible, but per the report, Fisher would not coach in that bowl game.
Even as rumors have swirled around Fisher’s future, the head coach has repeatedly declined to comment.
If the terms of that contract come to fruition, Fisher, who won the 2013 national championship at Florida State, would become the third highest-paid coach per season in all of college football, trailing only Dabo Swinney of Clemson and Nick Saban of Alabama.
On Thursday, Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp made plain what he wanted from the next coach of the Aggies: “"Nothing serious, just want him to win a national championship."