Jimbo Fisher seemingly left for greener pastures – well, at least a whole lot more green for his bank account. But maybe the Florida State Seminoles are better off without him?
ESPN analyst Booger McFarland might argue that point. On Sunday morning, McFarland tweeted that Fisher was the most disappointing head coach in 2017.
The guy who did the most disappointing coaching job in CFB got paid the most money ever , Jimbo is a pass happy coach who inherits a team that has been too soft over the last several years Aggies are loaded with athletes however so let’s see how this goes
— Booger (@ESPNBooger) December 17, 2017
In Fisher’s defense, he did lose starting quarterback Deondre Francois after the first game of the year because of a knee injury. Many predicted before the season that Francois was ready to take another step towards becoming certainly one of the better quarterbacks in the ACC and perhaps the country, and instead, the Seminoles turned to freshman signal caller James Blackman.
Florida State rallied to extend its 35-year bowl streak, but the Seminoles finished an extremely disappointing 6-6. They were ranked No. 3 in the preseason polls.
Fisher signed a contract with Texas A&M worth $75 million over 10 years. The entirety of the contract is guaranteed. Florida State officially hired Willie Taggart last week to replace him.