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. Florida State also needs a win on Saturday and in a bowl game to avoid its first losing season since 1976. If the base pay is $7.5 million, that would make Fisher the third highest paid coach in the country, behind Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban.
It has been an interesting season for the Florida State Seminoles.
"President Thrasher and I have worked together through this challenging period while coach Fisher was making a decision, and I appreciate the cooperation, support and leadership he has provided", athletic director Stan Wilcox said.
Earlier this week, Rick Butts, who is the godfather and guardian of quarterback James Blackman, took to social media, saying, "It's a distraction. I want yall to really think this next move thru". A school representative quickly took his microphone away and ushered him out of the room, pushing him in the back at least twice. He was mentioned the last two years as a candidate at LSU, where he spent seven seasons as the offensive coordinator (2000-06).
ESPN reported that Florida State would announce Fisher's resignation Friday afternoon. The 'Noles won three conference titles, four Atlantic Division crowns and the 2013 national championship.
The Seminoles have struggled since 2013 Heisman Trophy victor Jameis Winston left school early to become the No. 1 overall pick in the National Football League draft.