Jimbo Fisher resigning from FSU, won't coach Saturday
Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher has resigned and will be named the new coach at Texas A&M, sources have told The Associated Press and ESPN.
He won't coach in tomorrow's game against Louisiana-Monroe, sources told ESPN.
The 52-year-old Fisher had hoped to wait to announce his decision until after Saturday's regular-season finale against Louisiana Monroe in Tallahassee, which the Seminoles (5-6, 3-5 ACC) need to win to extend their streak of 35 consecutive bowl games. That game was postponed from Sept. 9 and rescheduled to this coming weekend because of Hurricane Irma.
ESPN reported last week that several Florida State officials expected Fisher to leave and have been preparing to target his replacement. The Seminoles, sources said, would like to target a minority coach, if possible. Oregon's Willie Taggart, former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin and USF's Charlie Strong are options who might be considered.
Fisher won the BCS National Championship in 2013 with the Seminoles and was 83-23 in eight seasons as their head coach. Last December, Fisher signed a contract extension through 2024 that put him among the highest-paid coaches in the country.
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