By Cindy Boren | Washington Post
Texas A&M fired football coach Jimbo Fisher Sunday, sending him off with what is likely to be the biggest buyout in college sports history. Fisher leaves with a 45-25 record in six seasons with the Aggies, including 6-4 this fall.
Director of Athletics Ross Bjork announced the move shortly after noon.
“After very careful analysis of all the components related to Texas A&M football, I recommended to President Welsh and then Chancellor Sharp that a change in the leadership of the program was necessary in order for Aggie football to reach our full potential and they accepted my decision,” Bjork’s statement said. “We appreciate Coach Fisher’s time here at Texas A&M and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Texas A&M has lost 10 of its past 15 games against Power Five conference teams, and is 19-15 overall since the 2020 covid season. Fisher has eight years left on a contract extension that was signed before the 2021 season, with a buyout expected to cost the school around $76 million.
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