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Jimbo Fisher introduced as Texas A&M head coach

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Posted at 4:27 PM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 18:48:09-05

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (WTXL) - Jimbo Fisher has been officially introduced as Texas A&M University's new head coach.

Fisher's first stop after being introduced Monday was at 12th Man Studios for his inaugural interview. 

According to the Associated Press, Fisher says the opportunity to coach Texas A&Ms was one he simply couldn't pass up.

Fisher was lured away from Florida State, where he won a national championship in 2013, with a 10-year, $75 million contract at Texas A&M. Fisher was formally introduced at Texas A&M on Monday.

Fisher takes over for Kevin Sumlin, who was fired Nov. 26 after the Aggies finished the regular season 7-5 and 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference. The 53-year-old Sumlin, who went 51-26 and led the Aggies to a bowl game in each of his six seasons, is still owed $10 million for the remaining two years on his contract.

Fisher went 83-23 in eight seasons at Florida State, leading the Seminoles to three Atlantic Coast Conference championships and four Atlantic Division titles.