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Jimbo Fisher leaving FSU for Texas A&M

Odell Haggins will be interim head coach for Seminole last game of season

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State's Jimbo Fisher has agreed to become the new head football coach at Texas A&M, according to multiple reports.

Fisher will not coach the Seminoles against Louisiana-Monroe at noon on Saturday.

Odell Haggins will be the interim head coach.

Fisher, 52, had hoped to wait to announce his decision until after Saturday's regular-season finale against Louisiana Monroe in Tallahassee, Florida, which the Seminoles (5-6, 3-5 ACC) need to win to extend their streak of 35 consecutive bowl games. That game was postponed from Sept. 9 and rescheduled to this coming weekend because of Hurricane Irma.

Fisher won the BCS National Championship in 2013 with the Seminoles and was 83-23 in eight seasons as their head coach. Last December, Fisher signed a contract extension through 2024 that put him among the highest-paid coaches in the country.

The Seminoles may target Oregon's Willie Taggart, who formerly coached at the University of South Florida.

 


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