Pete ThamelESPN3 minute read
Texas A&M informed Jimbo Fisher on Sunday morning that he had been fired as coach of the Aggies, sources told ESPN.
Fisher will receive the remaining $76 million on his contract, according to sources, a record amount for a buyout for a head coach. That figure more than doubles the highest buyout ever paid to a fired college head coach.
Assistant head coach Elijah Robinson is expected to serve as the Aggies’ interim coach, sources said.
Moves to remove Fisher began Thursday at a Texas A&M board meeting, sources said. A four-hour discussion about Fisher’s future led to a looming decision.
TexAgs was the first to report the school’s plan to fire Fisher.
Texas A&M (6-4, 4-3 SEC) is coming off a 51-10 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday.
Fisher is 45-25 in six seasons at Texas A&M, and he had signed a new 10-year contract with $95 million guaranteed in 2021. That deal was made, in part, because of the potential at the time of Fisher for LSU.
Since winning the Orange Bowl and finishing No. 4 in the Associated Press poll in 2020, Texas A&M has gone 19-15. The Aggies did not win the SEC West or make the College Football Playoff during Fisher’s tenure.
Fisher came to Texas A&M in 2018 from Florida State, where he won a national title in 2013.
Texas A&M closes out the season against Abilene Christian and LSU.