Firing Frenzy: Jimbo Fisher Out at Texas A&M

Texas A&M University has terminated football coach Jimbo Fisher amid a subpar 6-4 season, making a significant financial commitment in the process. Fisher, who had eight years left on his contract, is set to receive a buyout exceeding $75 million. The decision follows a meeting last Thursday where school officials assessed Fisher’s future with the program. Ross Bjork, the university’s athletics director, recommended a change in leadership, citing the need for Aggie football to reach its full potential. Fisher, who initially signed a 10-year, $75 million contract in 2017, saw his contract extended in 2021 to a 10-year, $95 million agreement through 2031.

Despite a peak in 2020 with a 9-1 record and an Orange Bowl victory, Fisher’s coaching stint saw a downturn, marked by an 8-4 record in 2021 and a 5-7 record last season. Recent losses to Miami, Alabama, Tennessee, and Ole Miss, coupled with a victory against Mississippi State, led to Fisher’s departure. With 10 losses in his last 15 games against Power 5 opponents, Fisher faced mounting criticism.

Fisher’s exit comes as Texas A&M aims for a fresh start and seeks improved performance for its football program. The university expressed gratitude for Fisher’s time but emphasized the necessity of a leadership change. Fisher’s departure will result in him earning roughly $2.6 million per win over his six-year coaching tenure.

The decision to part ways with Fisher signals a strategic move by Texas A&M to revitalize the football program and position it for future success.

NY Post 


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