Jimbo Fisher gets $75 million deal to coach Texas A&M

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Jimbo Fisher says the opportunity to coach Texas A&M was one he simply couldn't pass up.
    
Fisher was lured away from Florida State, where he won a national championship in 2013, with a 10-year, $75 million contract at Texas A&M. Fisher was formally introduced at Texas A&M on Monday.

Said Fisher, "It is truly a great honor and privilege to standing in front of you in Aggieland today.  It really is.  I've always admired Texas A&M from afar and appreciated what it had.  I'm extremely grateful to be here at Texas A&M."

"And this is, without a doubt, one of college football's greatest sports venues and richest traditions.  Within the short amount of time that I've been here, all that said, the people here are incredible."
    
Fisher takes over for Kevin Sumlin, who was fired Nov. 26 after the Aggies finished the regular season 7-5 and 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference. The 53-year-old Sumlin, who went 51-26 and led the Aggies to a bowl game in each of his six seasons, is still owed $10 million for the remaining two years on his contract.
    
Fisher went 83-23 in eight seasons at Florida State, leading the Seminoles to three Atlantic Coast Conference championships and four Atlantic Division titles.