Jimbo Fisher takes head football coaching job at Texas A&M

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Florida State University head football coach Jimbo Fisher is headed to Texas A&M University, according to a statement from FSU President John Trasher.

Thrasher said Fisher informed him Friday that he had accepted an offer from Texas A&M to become the school’s new head football coach.

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“We appreciate all he has done for our program and wish him and his family great success moving forward,” Thrasher said in a statement.

Officials at Texas A&M have yet to speak on the matter.

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Friday’s news comes after KPRC 2 sports director Randy McIlvoy reported Sunday that Fisher would become the Aggies’ new coach.

Former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was fired after six seasons.

This story will be updated soon with more details.

About the Author:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.