That's a lot of support for Fisher, who led the Seminoles to the 2013 national championship.
"It was a no-brainer", Fisher said Monday morning in College Station. "None of this is state money, none of this is tuition money but nevertheless still a responsibility, to ensure that we're spending it in a place that brings the kind of excellences that the institution deserves".
No state-appropriated funds will be used to pay the coach's salary, the school announced.
Jimbo Fisher has hit the jackpot. In addition to that, Fisher will become the second highest paid coach in college football behind Alabama's Nick Saban.
Florida State improved to.500 for the first time this season, and is eligible to extend the nation's longest bowl streak to 36 years after a 42-10 victory over Louisiana Monroe on Saturday afternoon in Doak Campbell Stadium. You can have Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, you can have the greatest coaches in the world, but if your administration doesn't see things in the way you see things and allow you to do things that way, nothing can be achieved.
"You have to be one".
Texas A&M fired Kevin Sumlin on November 26, one day after the Aggies ended their regular season with a 7-5 mark following a 45-21 setback to LSU. It doesn't help that 2015 and 2016 were somewhat disappointing seasons, or that he was at the helm of a preseason No. 3 team in 2017 that went 5-6 before he left.
"Today, I stand you with proof that Texas A&M is an opportunity for greatness", Woodward said. If Fisher was just saying that to get the Aggies and their fans hyped to think they "saved" him, it's a classless move but one I get because he has to play a game.
"I want to take Texas A&M to somewhere they haven't been, and that's the champion of the SEC", Fisher said.
"Your expectations will never be greater than mine", Fisher said. "We understand everything that goes with it. I think it was a no brainer in a insane way".
Fisher took over the FSU football program in 2010, following the retirement of coaching legend Bobby Bowden. That will be up to interim coach Jeff Banks and the remaining Texas A&M staff. Fisher was set to meet with the current players and coaches on Monday before he makes decisions on his coaching staff. "I want to thank the great people at Florida State for an incredible opportunity".
Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward previously served in the same role at LSU. "But, he's here. We got him".
It sounds like Fisher burned every bridge possible as he was exiting Florida State, so there's a good chance he will have to start from scratch when assembling his staff. Fisher's ACC record was 48-16 with three conference championships.