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

Tammy Harvey
December 3, 2017

If true, Fisher will be the second highest paid college coach in the country.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration registry, the plane is owned by Benbrook, Texas-based Mayfair Investments LLC.

Fisher leaves ahead of FSU's final game of the season scheduled for Saturday.

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.

One prospect has already chose to reopen his recruitment, as 4-star safety Leon O'Neal Jr. announced Friday that he has de-committed from Texas A&M.

At Florida State Fisher was the 5th highest paid coach in the nation, earning $5.7 million a year.


Fisher's buyout from Florida State is the sum remaining on the contracts of his assistants who are not retained, which would be in the range of $7 million.

ESPN reported last week that several Florida State officials expected Fisher to leave and have been preparing to target his replacement.

Earlier this week, Rick Butts, who is the godfather and guardian of quarterback James Blackman, took to social media, saying, "It's a distraction".

Students here at FSU have mixed feelings on Fisher's resignation, but the overwhelming majority we spoke with say they're shocked and saddened by the news. He was mentioned the last two years as a candidate at LSU, where he spent seven seasons as the offensive coordinator (2000-06).

Fisher won the BCS National Championship in 2013 with the Seminoles and was 83-23 in eight seasons as their head coach. 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 Seminoles have struggled since 2013 Heisman Trophy victor Jameis Winston left school early to become the No. 1 overall pick in the National Football League draft.

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