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Name another college football coach loving life like Jimbo Fisher. YOU CAN’T. Nick Saban’s not this happy. Ryan Day’s not this happy. Dabo’s not even remotely this happy. Jimbo Fisher is living one of the most privileged football lives in coaching history.
It was never more evident than today when it was announced that Jimbo had secured a raise that will now pay him $90 million over the next 10 seasons — pending a raise, of course. The 55-year-old Fisher got his raise after going 26-10 over the last three seasons and winning the Gator, Texas and Orange Bowls.
The privileged part of Jimbo’s life at A&M comes in the form of getting a massive raise after a 2020 season (9-1) where the Aggies’ SEC wins came against teams with a 25-47 combined record. A&M’s oil men saw enough, including a 52-24 loss to Alabama, and said it was time to back up the Chevy and dump out a massive new bag on their handpicked head coach. You know, some other SEC power might come along and go after their guy.
And Jimbo obliged.
The new contract that runs through 2031 makes Fisher the second-highest paid coach in college football behind Nick Saban, who averages $10.6 million a year.
“I have great respect for Coach Fisher and his success with our student athletes,” A&M President Kathy Banks said about the raise. “His ability to bring out the best in each of them is inspirational. I am confident that he will continue to raise Texas A&M University’s football program to new heights.”
Deleted inaccurate tweet earlier.
Based on 2020 $$, Jimbo's new raise & Harbaugh's pay cut, the new Top *6* coaches salaries are:
1) Nick Saban $9.3M
2) Jimbo Fisher $9M
3) Ed Orgeron $8.9M
4) Dabo Swinney $8.3M
5) Dan Mullen $7.6M
6) Kirby Smart $6.9M
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 1, 2021
A clearly ecstatic Jimbo had his own press release ready to go.
“The investment Texas A&M University is making in our program, coaching staff, and facilities speaks to the vision of our leadership and their commitment to long-term success,” Fisher said.
“I am thankful for the unwavering support of the administration, the faculty and staff, our 12th Man Foundation donors, the Aggie Network, and the 12th Man — the largest and loudest student section in the country. It is an honor to be the Head Football Coach at Texas A&M, and although I am proud of the strides we’ve made, we ain’t done yet!”
And then Jimbo probably let out a big ol’ hooooo boy! It’s 100% great to be Jimbo Fisher.
Jimbo Fisher said on the SEC Teleconference that he's 'very appreciative' of Texas A&M being 'behind us 100 percent' as he turns his focus to the 2021 season.
— TexAgs (@TexAgs) September 1, 2021