The Texas A&M football program has its new head coach.
On Monday morning, the Aggies officially announced the hiring of former Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher. Fisher, who spent the last eight seasons leading the Seminoles, received a 10-year, $75-million contract.
“When we set out to find a new leader of our proud football program, we set our sights high,” athletic director Scott Woodward said in a statement.
“Jimbo is among the best football coaches in America and a perfect fit for A&M. His experience in the Southeastern Conference (SEC); his knowledge of the game; his recruiting acumen, and his management skills will allow him to achieve the highest levels of success when matched with what A&M offers. We are thrilled to welcome Jimbo to the Aggie Family.”
During his time at Florida State, Fisher recorded an 83-23 overall record including a national championship.
“There are very few places in America that I would have left Florida State for, and Texas A&M is at the top. I want to thank the great people at Florida State for an incredible opportunity,” Fisher said.
“President Young and Scott Woodward have been tremendous in our discussions and I know that we will do great things together. We have everything in place to reach our goal, which is to bring a national title to College Station, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward previously served in the same role at LSU. During his tenure in Baton Rouge, Tigers athletic programs claimed ten national titles, including the 2003 national championship in football when Fisher was serving as offensive coordinator under Nick Saban.
Now, Fisher and Woodward have been reunited.