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 in recruiting with how important south Georgia was to Florida State.
Oh. At the other place? 😮 pic.twitter.com/tDkYv20FoY
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“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 — 10 years, $75 million — waiting for him at Texas A&M.