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.