Pete ThamelESPNNovember 12, 2023, 9:28 a.m. ET3 minute read

Dominant defense, QB play leads Aggies past MS State

Quarterback Jaylen Henderson, playing his first game of the season, had two passes and two rushing touchdowns as the Texas A&M defense stifled the Bulldogs 51-10.

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.

Jimbo Fisher signed a 10-year contract worth $95 million guaranteed in 2021. The school plans to honor the remaining $76 million of his contract.Tim Warner/Getty Images

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.

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