FSU’s Stadium Is Half Empty For Final Game Following The Departure of Jimbo Fisher (PICS)

On Friday, longtime FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher gave an early indication that he was done with the university when neighbors noticed he threw his Christmas tree out to be picked up with the trash.

Shortly after, the news came down that Fisher had indeed accepted the head coaching position at Texas A&M, just as everyone had expected he would for the past week or so.


“Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher has resigned to take the head coaching job at Texas A&M, Florida State officials announced Friday.

Fisher won’t coach in the Seminoles’ game against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. The team will be coached by associate head coach and defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins.

“Coach Fisher did an exceptional job as both an assistant coach at FSU and in the challenging role of successor to the legendary Bobby Bowden,” Florida State president John Thrasher said in a statement. “I believe Texas A&M is getting one of the best coaches in college football.”

Fisher, 52, had hoped to wait to announce his decision until after Saturday’s regular-season finale, which the Seminoles (5-6, 3-5 ACC) need to win to extend their streak of 35 consecutive bowl games. The game was postponed from Sept. 9 and rescheduled to Saturday because of Hurricane Irma.”

The Seminoles still had to go out and play their final game on Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe, and Seminoles fans didn’t seem to have the energy to even bother showing up for it.


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