Fisher agreed to a guaranteed 10-year, $75 million deal to coach at Texas A&M.
Fisher had hoped to wait until after Florida State's regular season finale before announcing the move.
Fisher leaves Florida State after going 83-23 in eight seasons. Coach Fisher did an exceptional job as both an assistant coach at FSU and in the challenging role of successor to the legendary Bobby Bowden.
"You know our team has a lot of potentials and he's just kind of giving up because of some easy money and a lot of pressure", said FSU student Will Singleton.
It's official, Jimbo Fisher is moving to Texas.
NC State Coach Dave Doeren denies UT offer
Tennessee may now look to fired Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin for their head coaching position. Doeren guided the Wolfpack to an 8-4 overall record and 6-2 mark in ACC play this season.
While Florida State was holding its final practice for Saturday's game, Texas A&M's Board of Regents was meeting to discuss the hiring of a new coach.
The Seminoles (5-6) need a win Saturday to become bowl eligible for a 36th consecutive season.
In the interim, I have appointed associate head coach and defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins to serve as our head coach versus ULM.
Florida State had the running game going as they totaled 302 yards between Jacques Patrick and Cam Akers. I am confident we will fill the position very soon. The school's lone national championship came in 1939. "We are extremely pleased by the quality of individuals who have already expressed interest in being the head coach at Florida State University".
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney: "Evidently he feels like that's the right move for him and his family and the right time to do so".