Fisher, 52, went 83-23 in eight seasons at Florida State. He is the first coach since Johnny Majors left Pitt for Tennessee back in 1977 to leave a school he won a national championship at for another school. The team will be coached by associate head coach and defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins. "With all that being said I am de-committing (sic) from Texas A&M University".
Fisher is just the fourth head coach to leave a school where he has won an AP national championship and go directly to another college job. His $5.7 million salary is the sixth-highest among FBS coaches this season.
Texas A&M also paid Kevin Sumlin $10.4 million in buyout money.
Students were talking about who they heard were potential new coaches but many students expressed frustration and disappointment in Fisher's decision. They are 19-12 in their last 31 games, including 10-10 in the ACC.
After a loss to Louisville on October 21, Fisher got into a verbal altercation with a fan who kept yelling that it is time to hire new assistant coaches.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said that Fisher did an unbelievable job. He led the Aggies to an 11-2 record in his first season in 2012, including 6-2 in the Southeastern Conference which included a win at top-ranked Alabama. We play Texas A&M the next two years. Sumlin, Oregon's Willie Taggart, South Florida's Charlie Strong and Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente are options who might be considered.