Fisher's connection to Texas A&M comes in the form of Scott Woodward, who knows Fisher from their days at LSU.
Fisher agreed this week to become the next Texas A&M coach on a 10-year, $75 million contract, according to multiple reports.
One way or another, it seems someone is determined to leave Tallahassee for College Station, Texas.
Fisher, 52, went 83-23 in eight seasons at Florida State.
The Aggies fired Kevin Sumlin on November 26 after six seasons. If the base pay is $7.5 million, that would make Fisher the third highest paid coach in the country, behind Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban. Florida State is Florida State. The school's lone national championship came in 1939. Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp said after Thursday's Board of Regents meeting that expectations were "nothing serious". The Seminoles won the 2013 national championship and were ranked in the final AP poll in each of his first seven campaigns. The last to do it was Johnny Majors, who went from Pittsburgh to Tennessee in 1977.
Fisher had hoped to wait until after Florida State's regular season finale before announcing the move. Odell Haggins coached the Seminoles to the victory.
President Thrasher and I have worked together through this challenging period while Coach Fisher was making a decision, and I appreciate the cooperation, support and leadership he has provided.
Bobby Hauck returned as head football coach at Montana, a program he led to three FCS national championship games during a prior tenure. And I guess we'll see [Fisher] next year, if that's what he's going to do. Florida State is trying to avoid its first losing season since 1976. His annual salary at FSU placed him near the top of all college football coaches, and his hiring is a clear sign that Texas A&M won't settle for being a second-tier school in the conference. "We are still practicing and having fun".
Students here at FSU have mixed feelings on Fisher's resignation, but the overwhelming majority we spoke with say they're shocked and saddened by the news. Francois tweeted "No call, no text, you could of said something".