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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Jimbo Fisher is Latest Firing in College Football Coach Chaos

  • Texas A&M parted ways with head football coach Jimbo Fisher with a $76 million buyout.
  • It is the record-largest buyout for any college athletic coach in history.
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Texas A&M let go of head coach Jimbo Fisher, who is still owed around $76 million. That’s a record buyout for any college coach, and represents the Aggies’ incredible willingness to spend on their program. Also, Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz will not be retained after this season, ending one of the most unique contracts in college sports.

Plus, we hear from Covers.com sports betting journalist Geoff Zochodne on what the launch of ESPN Bet will mean for the sports wagering industry, which is increasingly centered around a small number of major players.

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