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Former Minnesota HC Tim Brewster will join Jimbo Fisher's staff at Texas A&M.

Brewster had spent the last four years on Fisher's staff as the Tight Ends coach, and is known as one of the better recruiters in college football. Prior to that he served as coach of the Gophers where he went 15-30 in four years at Minnesota. The exact role he'll serve at Texas A&M hasn't been announced yet.
Dec 12 - 2:35 PM

Texas A&M hired Memphis OC Darrell Dickey to the same position.

Dickey spent six years with the Tigers, spanning the entirety of Justin Fuente's tenure and the beginning of Mike Norvell's. This year, his unit ranked in the top-five in the FBS in scoring, total offense and yards per play. He has deep Texas roots, having previously been a grad assistant at A&M, the offensive coordinator at UTEP, SMU and Texas State and the head coach at North Texas from 1998-06. All that seems to be a fit for Jimbo Fisher, but it'll be interesting to see where these two minds meet with regards to a finished-product Aggie offense. Fisher's offenses at FSU were slow, methodical and, according to critics, overly-complicated. Memphis played much faster.
Dec 11 - 5:51 PM

Texas A&M senior DT Zaycoven Henderson was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence.

Both of these charges are felonies, with the aggravated assault charge a second-degree felony and the evidence tampering charge a third-degree felony. Henderson also faces a misdemeanor marijuana charge. The 6-foot-2, 300-pounder is being accused of wielding a rifle and threatening to kill two people. Texas A&M has suspended the senior indefinitely. He is a two-year starter for the Aggies and his suspension puts the team in scramble mode for a replacement as they prep for their Belk Bowl tilt against Wake Forest on Dec. 29.
Source: 247Sports
Dec 10 - 11:52 AM

Jeff Banks will be Texas A&M's interim HC for the Belk Bowl against Wake Forest.

Banks will receive $75,000 for the game, and he'll cash an additional $25,000 bonus if A&M defeats the Demon Deacons. The game will be a one-off proposition for Banks. After it, new HC Jimbo Fisher will take over. Fisher was lured from FSU with a guaranteed 10-year, $75 million contract.
Dec 8 - 4:01 PM

Texas A&M senior S Armani Watts accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Watts is the only player in FBS to post at least 9.5 TFL, four interceptions, two blocked kicks, one forced fumble and one recovered fumble this season. In addition, he's the only active FBS player to have over 300 tackles, 10 interceptions and five forced fumbles. Last month, Walter Football reported that it was hearing that a lack of speed could drop Watts into early-Day 3 territory.
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 8 - 2:28 PM

Rivals' Brandon Helwig reports that former Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin is "officially" out of the running to become the Knights' head coach.

We loved this fit on the surface -- as it would have paired the Knights' myriad skill position athletes with Sumlin's spread ethos -- but the Knights intend on going in another direction. Which direction? FootballScoop reported Monday that Toledo head coach Jason Candle is "very interested" in the job.
Dec 4 - 3:35 PM

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg and Andrea Adelson report that UCF is targeting former Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin.

Ryan Bass, sports director of CBS Tampa, reported earlier on Sunday that the two sides had begun conversations. We now have some national confirmation of that initial posting. Per Rittenberg and Adelson, UCF will also consider offensive coordinator and current interim HC Troy Walters for the full-time position. UCF finished off a 12-0 pre-bowl season with their endlessly entertaining AAC title game win over Memphis on Saturday, a win which was almost immediately followed by HC Scott Frost stepping down to take over at Nebraska.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 3 - 2:42 PM

CBS Tampa sports director Ryan Bass reports that UCF has begun conversations with former Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin.

According to Bass, Sumlin is the team's top coaching target now that Scott Frost has flown off to Nebraska. The station sports director indicated that discussion with Sumlin is ongoing and that no agreement has been reached at this juncture. Beyond Sumlin, Knights OC Troy Walters is currently serving as interim head coach and could potentially receive a full-time promotion.
Dec 3 - 12:14 PM

ESPN's Paul Finebaum believes that Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher will "elevate the [Aggies] program significantly."

Finebaum writes that he has "no doubt" that Fisher is going to help to turbocharge the Aggies. He posted an 83-23 record -- and won the national championship in 2013 -- across eight seasons with the Seminoles. While Fisher is most definitely one of the top coaches in the country, he now enters contention with Alabama in the SEC West with expectations already pumped up for his arrival after six seasons of respectable-though-not-respected ball under the departed Kevin Sumlin. These things sometimes take a little more time to gel than the immediate reaction would have it.
Dec 1 - 7:41 PM

ESPN's Mark Schlabach reports that Texas A&M has approved a 10-year, $75 million contract for new HC Jimbo Fisher.

These numbers first surfaced in reports on Thursday night. According to Schlabach, they were on the money and the deal has now been approved. It works out to an annual salary of $7.5 million, making Fisher the second-highest paid coach in the FBS behind only Bama's Nick Saban, who will make $8.1 million annually starting in 2018.
Dec 1 - 4:34 PM

Florida State's Jimbo Fisher resigned as head coach and will be named the new HC of Texas A&M.

Per ESPN's Mark Schlabach, Fisher won’t coach the Seminoles on Saturday in their regular-season finale against UL-Monroe. Last night, it was reported that A&M will offer Fisher a 10-year contract worth around $75 million. Over eight years in Tallahassee, Fisher went 83-23. Fisher led the Seminoles to the 2013 national title and coached the school’s first ever No. 1 overall pick, QB Jameis Winston. Until this year, he'd never had a team finish outside the top-25 in the AP poll, and entering this year, he'd finished with a top-10 recruiting class in six of his last seven seasons. In College Station, Fisher replaces Kevin Sumlin, who was fired last weekend.
Dec 1 - 1:43 PM

KPRC Sports Director Randy McIlvoy is reporting that Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher coming to coach at Texas A&M is a "done deal."

McIlvoy says that the deal is worth $7.5 million annually, and that the length is "likely" ten years. McIlvoey was one of the first to report that the Aggies were going after Fisher, which has been confirmed by virtually every college reporter to ever report on the sport. Stay tuned. This could be the biggest college football coaching news of what has already been a crazy carousel.
Nov 30 - 10:00 PM

Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman reports that Tennessee "has interest" in former Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin.

Per Feldman, the Vols like Sumlin due to his "reputation for leading explosive offenses, his strong recruiting ties and his experience in the SEC." While Tennessee has struck out on every single hiring attempt they've made -- NC State's Dave Doeren being the latest to turn them down -- Sumlin's current state of unemployment could make an offer more palatable even given what's turned into something like a quagmire in Knoxville. Feldman additionally name-checks SMU HC Chad Morris and USC OC Tee Martin as potential candidates, here, along with Sumlin.
Nov 30 - 2:53 PM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher said that "no decision has been made" regarding his coaching future with the team.

After a week of heavy rumors regarding Fisher and Texas A&M, the head coach finally weighed in when he spoke on SiriusXM ESPN U radio on Thursday. While Fisher is not yet ready to publicly announce a decision, indications at this point have him moving on to the Aggies -- 247Sports earlier reported that there is a "strong belief" within the program that Fisher will bolt. Additionally, ESPN's Mark Schlabach has passed along that FSU officials have become increasingly weary of the limbo that Fisher has put them in and would like a definitive answer as soon as possible. While it looked like a decision would come on this whole brouhaha by the end of Thursday, during his interview, Fisher said that he will be "coaching through [Saturday's game against UL-Monroe]."
Source: 247Sports
Nov 30 - 2:17 PM

Football Scoop reports that former Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin would be a candidate at FSU should HC Jimbo Fisher leave for the Aggies.

Fisher is reportedly on the verge of jumping ship to Texas A&M. While the Seminoles have been doing their due diligence on Oregon HC Willie Taggart as their Plan A should Fisher step away, Sumlin could also be in play in what would essentially be a coach swap between the two programs. We'll have to wait for Fisher's final decision before these reports truly begin to hold weight.
Nov 30 - 2:10 PM


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