What they're saying about Jimbo Fisher's departure from Florida State

  • What they're saying about Jimbo Fisher's departure from Florida State

What they're saying about Jimbo Fisher's departure from Florida State

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher gives instructions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Boston, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

Multiple reports suggest that Fisher has agreed to accept a $7.5 million annual offer from Texas A&M and won't coach the Seminoles if they play in a bowl.

The Seminoles beat Louisiana-Monroe 42-10 Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.

Florida State is reportedly already vetting candidates to replace Fisher.

Fisher won the BCS National Championship in 2013 with the Seminoles and was 83-23 in eight seasons as their head coach. He succeeded Bobby Bowden in 2010.

"I promised that you would be the first to know".

Jimbo Fisher is leaving Florida State for Texas A&M, four years after leading the Seminoles to their third national title.

"Kevin's tenure included some remarkable achievements and he leaves our program as one of the winningest football coaches in our storied history", Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward said in a statement. FSU (5-6) needs a win to become bowl eligible.

New interim coach Odell Haggins also consoled players.

FSU student Ben James said, "It's a huge loss for the Florida State community, it's a huge loss for the football community, especially for the die-hard Florida State Fans".

"I never comment on jobs", Fisher told the Jeff Cameron Show. The excitement around Florida State is indisputable, and a tremendous opportunity awaits whoever is chosen as our new head football coach. I am confident we will fill the position very soon.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney: "Evidently he feels like that's the right move for him and his family and the right time to do so". They'll hire a great coach. The school's lone national championship came in 1939. I don't have any doubt about that.