Jimbo Fisher resigns at Florida State: The Post remembers two incredible Fisher exclusives

Dec 01, 2017
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CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 19: Head coach Jimbo Fisher celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers 51-14 at Memorial Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Long-time Florida State Seminoles football coach Jimbo Fisher is leaving Tallahassee to take the head coaching job at Texas A&M.

The Tallhassee Democrat first reported the news early Friday afternoon.

In recent years when The Palm Beach Post had a regular beat writer covering the Seminoles, Fisher allowed us and veteran reporter Tom D'Angelo behind-the-scenes access which produced two memorable stories:

First, in the summer of 2015, Fisher allowed D’Angelo and visual journalist Allen Eyestone to tag along on a visit to his hometown of Clarksburg, W. Va.

[Read Jimbo’s Journey: How a coal miner's son from tiny Clarksburg, W. Va., became one of the best coaches on college football's biggest stage]

[Photos: Jimbo Fisher visits boyhood home

Next up, Fisher allowed D’Angelo and Eyestone to join him on a trip to Minneapolis, where his then-10-year-old son Ethan was receiving treatment for an incurable disease.

[Read Attack it Like it Attacks Us: FSU football coach Jimbo Fisher and his ex-wife, Candi remain united in raising millions to help find a cure for Fanconi anemia, a disease that affects children, including their 10-year-old son Ethan]

[Photos: Jimbo Fisher and family fight incurable disease]