Jimbo Fisher calls Florida State ‘the other place’

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Jimbo Fisher left Florida State late last year to take more money from Texas A&M, but he apparently isn’t done thumbing his nose at the Seminoles.

Fisher called Florida State “the other place” during a recent press conference in College Station and it was a particularly unnecessary shot while comparing how important East Texas is to Texas A&M with how important South Georgia was to Florida State.

“The East Texas connection, (people) forget about that, but you flip those rocks up and go through those areas, you’ve got tough, hard-nosed kids,” Fisher said according to Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle. “When I was at the other place, that’s how South Georgia was to us. We had so many great players out of that area.”

Fisher allowed rumors of his Texas A&M interest to cast a shadow over the program in 2017, forcing Florida State to ask him to make a decision. He ultimately chose the Aggies and a boatload of money and called it a “no-brainer.”

Florida State returned the favor when university president John Thrasher called Willie Taggart’s hiring a “no-brainer” in apparent retaliation. However, this is a pretty petty ending to what had been a fruitful relationship.

Florida State gave Fisher the chance to succeed Bobby Bowden and he led them to a national championship. However, things soured over a perceived lack of commitment to spending on football and that ultimately steered him towards the gigantic Brinks truck waiting for him at Texas A&M.

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