Florida State extends nation's longest bowl streak to 36

Jacques Patrick

Seminoles senior running back Jacques Patrick will play his final home game for FSU Saturday against Louisiana Monroe

There were a mix of reactions Friday on Florida State's campus after news of Jimbo Fisher's choice to leave FSU for Texas A&M University quickly spread around the Internet.

Fisher won't coach in the Seminoles' game against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. A win would make FSU bowl eligible for the 36th consecutive season. When asked Thursday what he would be looking for in a coach, university chancellor John Sharp deadpanned, "Nothing serious, just want him to win a national championship".

"Kevin's tenure included some remarkable achievements and he leaves our program as one of the winningest football coaches in our storied history", Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward said in a statement.

FSU student Ben James said, "It's a huge loss for the Florida State community, it's a huge loss for the football community, especially for the die-hard Florida State Fans".

"No call, no text, you could have said something..." "I wish him the very best".

President Thrasher and I have worked together through this challenging period while Coach Fisher was making a decision, and I appreciate the cooperation, support and leadership he has provided. Odell Haggins will act as interim head coach. And I guess we'll see [Fisher] next year, if that's what he's going to do.

Texas A&M last won a conference championship in 1998 when the Aggies were members of the Big 12.

Texas A&M has invested heavily in facilities the past five years, including a football operations center.

"Florida State is Florida State". I don't have any doubt about that. "I've been waiting to come to this school and it's like really upsetting". The 52-year-old spent eight years as head coach at the school, amassing an 83-23 record and winning five bowl games.

Information from ESPN's Mark Schlabach and Sam Khan Jr. and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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