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Florida State's Jimbo Fisher to take head coaching job at Texas A&M

Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher is resigning his position and taking the same job at Texas A&M, Florida State University announced Friday.

Fisher, 52, has coached the Seminoles to a national championship and three Atlantic Coast Conference titles. ESPN reports that he will not coach the team in their regular season finale against Louisiana-Monroe this Saturday.

FSU struggled through this season after quarterback Deondre Francois was injured in the first game of the year. The Seminoles are 5-6 and need a win against ULM to earn their 36th consecutive boal berth.

Texas A&M fired head coach Kevin Sumlin after their season ended. Sumlin won 51 games and lost 26 in six years with the Aggies.

ESPN reported earlier this week that Texas A&M was prepared to make Fisher one of the sport's highest paid coaches, including giving him an annual salary of more than $7 million.

Fisher had signed an extension with FSU through 2024 just last December.

ESPN mentions Sumlin, Oregon head coach Willie Taggart and University of South Florida head coach Charlie Strong as potential replacements for Fisher at FSU.

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