Texas A&M announces Jimbo Fisher as head coach

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It's official. Jimbo Fisher is the head coach of Texas A&M.

The university made the announcement official Monday, confirming an initial report that it had approved a 10-year, $75 million contract for the former Florida State bench boss. Fisher takes over after the university fired Kevin Sumlin after a six-year tenure with the Aggies.

"When we set out to find a new leader of our proud football program, we set our sights high," athletic director Scott Woodward said in an official statement. "Jimbo is among the best football coaches in America and a perfect fit for A&M. His experience in the Southeastern Conference (SEC); his knowledge of the game; his recruiting acumen, and his management skills will allow him to achieve the highest levels of success when matched with what A&M offers. We are thrilled to welcome Jimbo to the Aggie Family."

Fisher released a statement of his own, thanking those at Florida State who

"There are very few places in America that I would have left Florida State for, and Texas A&M is at the top. I want to thank the great people at Florida State for an incredible opportunity," Fisher said. "President Young and Scott Woodward have been tremendous in our discussions and I know that we will do great things together. We have everything in place to reach our goal, which is to bring a national title to College Station, and I can't wait to get started."

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