BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, TX - Jimbo Fisher's move to Texas A&M comes with the richest deal in college football history in terms of "value," according to ESPN's Mark Schlabach. The school approved a 10-year, $75 million deal for the Former Florida State coach. Fisher landed in college station yesterday by way of the Aggies private jet and was introduced this morning at 10:00 a.m. as the Aggies new head coach.
"We are not this University, we are just a representation of this University, but we are the front porch of this University and we want to represent it with the great values and core values on the field and off the field that this school represents," said Coach Fisher during the introduction.
Fisher will be the second-highest paid coach annually in the country at $7.5 million per season, trailing on Nick Saban at Alabama who will make more than $11 million this season.
"Money doesn't buy everything," says Houstonian Anthony Hutchison. "Money can't buy you a Championship. You got to get the players."
Fisher receives $10 million more in total value than Saban's 8-year $65 million contract he signed in May.
"I think it's a good, bold hire. It shows the University's dedication to athletics," said Marshall Miller who is a Texas A&M graduate.
The 52-year old Fisher was 83-23, won a national championship in 2013, and three ACC titles while at Florida State. This is the first time in more than 40 years a coach who won a national title at a school left that program for another college job.
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