Jimbo Fisher is going to get paid a lot of money to go away from Texas A&M.
The school is firing the 58-year-old Fisher on Sunday, according to Yahoo Sports, who has eight years left on his contract and will receive a buyout upward of $75 million.
School officials met on Thursday to weigh Fisher’s future with the football program, and the decision has been made to dump the coach in the middle of a disappointing 6-4 season.
Fisher initially signed a 10-year, $75 million contract with Texas A&M in 2017, leaving Florida State after eight seasons and a national championship.
His contract was extended in 2021, giving him 10 years and $95 million through the 2031 season.
Fisher will end up netting approximately $2.6 million per win during his six-year run as the Aggies’ head coach.
Fisher’s tenure with the Aggies peaked in 2020, when they went 9-1 and won the Orange Bowl, but the program has been in a downturn ever since.
Texas A&M went 8-4 in 2021, then fell to 5-7 last season.
The Aggies lost to Miami (Fla.) in Week 2 of this season, then lost consecutive games to Alabama and Tennessee in October before losing to Ole Miss on Nov. 4.
They defeated Mississippi State on Saturday to improve to 6-4, but 10 losses in his last 15 games against Power 5 opponents ultimately doomed the head coach.
Fisher went 45-25 in six years with Texas A&M.