In a surprising move, Texas A&M has fired head football coach Jimbo Fisher despite being owed more than $75 million on his contract. Fisher, who previously won a national championship at Florida State, failed to replicate that success during his six years with the Aggies. The decision to part ways with Fisher was based on the program’s lack of progress and failure to meet expectations, with Texas A&M currently holding a 6-4 record.
Fisher’s tenure at Texas A&M was marked by a fully guaranteed 10-year contract, one of the most substantial coaching contracts in college football. Despite the financial implications of Fisher’s firing, athletic director Ross Bjork emphasized the need for change and improvement in the program.
Assistant Elijah Robinson will serve as the interim coach for the remaining two games, and the search for a new head coach has already begun. Bjork aims to make a new hire by December 4, and an advisory committee, including industry experts and former players, will be involved in the selection process.
Fisher, who was lured away from Florida State with high expectations, struggled to achieve significant success at Texas A&M. Despite a 9-1 record during the 2020 pandemic season, the Aggies never won more than nine games in any season under Fisher. The decision to part ways with Fisher reflects the program’s desire for a change in direction and renewed momentum.