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Jimbo Fisher Resigns at Florida State to Coach Texas A&M Aggies

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has resigned to take the same job at Texas A&M, according to FSU President John Thrasher.

Thrasher said in a statement Friday afternoon, "Jimbo Fisher informed me he has accepted an offer to become the next head football coach at Texas A&M University."

Thrasher went on to say Fisher did an "exceptional job as both an assistant coach at FSU and in the challenging role of successor to the legendary Bobby Bowden."

"I believe Texas A&M is getting one of the best coaches in college football," Thrasher said. "We appreciate all he has done for our program and wish him and his family great success moving forward."

Fisher leaves Florida State after eight seasons where he went 83-23. He led the Seminoles to the national championship in 2013, three Atlantic Coast Conference titles and four ACC Atlantic Division crowns.

He will replace Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M.

Florida State (5-6) faces Louisiana Monroe on Saturday and needs a win to be bowl eligible for a 36th consecutive season.

Defensive line coach Odell Haggins has been named interim coach for the Seminoles.

FSU Director of Athletics Stan Wilcox said they are confident they will fill the head coaching position very soon.

"I would tell our supporters and fans the same thing that I told our team: we will hire a head coach that will lead Florida State to ACC and National Championships; one who will maintain our commitment to academic excellence; and one who will make you proud to be a Seminole,” Wilcox said.

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