AP Sources: Fisher resigns at Florida St to go to Texas A&M

This Oct. 3, 2009 file photo shows Florida State offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher making a call during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College at Alumni Stadium in Boston. A lot of the attention on Florida State’s offense has been focused on the Seminoles’ quarterbacks, and deservedly so. But what kept coach Fisher up most nights has been his young offensive line, and concerns about whether they could develop consistency. (AP Photo/Greg M. Cooper, file)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Two people with direct knowledge of the decision say Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has resigned to take the same job at Texas A&M.

Fisher handed in his resignation after a meeting with university President John Thrasher on Friday, according to the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because Florida State had not announced the move.

Fisher leaves Florida State after eight seasons where he went 83-23. He led the Seminoles to the national championship in 2013, three Atlantic Coast Conference titles and four ACC Atlantic Division crowns. He will replace Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M.

Florida State (5-6) faces Louisiana Monroe on Saturday and needs a win to be bowl eligible for a 36th consecutive season. Defensive line coach Odell Haggins is expected to serve as interim coach.

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