Jimbo Fisher could be introduced as Texas A&M coach Monday
Dec 05 2017
Jimbo Fisher made a somewhat surprising decision when he chose to leave his job at Florida State to take on a new challenge at Texas A&M, but those who are familiar with the relationship between Fisher and his former bosses saw it coming.
Fisher was introduced to A&M as the head coach of the football program in the Hall of Champions within Kyle Field by A&M System Chancellor John Sharp, Board of Regents chairman Charles W. Schwartz, University President Michael K. Young and Woodward.
But Fisher's past relationship with Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward, the potential to relive their glory at LSU and the richest coaching contract in college football history ultimately presented an opportunity Fisher could not pass up.
Of course, Fisher didn't call out Florida State officials by name.
"We haven't done anything for a long time here", Fisher said.
"Its truly a great honor and privilege to be standing here in front of you in Aggieland today, it really is", Fisher said.
"I say this all the time in coaching", Fisher said. "There's a oneness to everything you to do be successful, and I knew he had the same vision I did".
Fisher's contract is a whopping 75 million bucks over the next 10 years! The Seminoles would go on to win three conference championships and one national championship, and snare a school-record 29-game winning streak. We made a few little adjustments. We did when we first got here.
Fisher said "all the ingredients (for success) are here" and mentioned Texas A&M's recruiting base, facilities and local support. "We've got to get caught up in that area".
Jimbo Fisher has hit the jackpot.
Together, they experienced success during Saban's national title run in 2003, and hope to bring the first national championship to Texas A&M since 1939.
When asked if he wants to retire at Texas A&M, Fisher had a laugh to end his press conference.