Texas A&M informed Jimbo Fisher on Sunday morning that he has been fired as the Aggies’ coach, sources told ESPN.
Fisher will be paid the remaining $76 million on his deal, according to sources, a record amount for a buyout paid to a head coach. That number is more than double the known buyout paid to a fired college head coach.
The steps toward removing Fisher began in a Texas A&M board of regents meeting Thursday, according to sources. A four-hour discussion about Fisher’s future led to the imminent decision.
Texas A&M plans to honor Fisher’s contract in full, according to sources. TexAgs first reported 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 just signed a new 10-year contract with $95 million guaranteed in 2021. That deal was given, in part, because of the potential at the time of Fisher leaving 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 have not won the SEC West or played in the College Football Playoff during Fisher’s tenure.
Fisher arrived at Texas A&M in 2018 from Florida State, where he won a national title in 2013.
Texas A&M closes the season against Abilene Christian and LSU.