Texas A&M informed Jimbo Fisher on Sunday morning that he has been fired as the Aggies' coach, sources told ESPN.

Fisher will be paid the remaining $76 million on his deal, according to sources,

a record amount for a buyout paid to a head coach.

That number is more than double the known buyout paid to a fired college head coach.

The steps toward removing Fisher began in a Texas A&M board of regents meeting Thursday, according to sources.

A four-hour discussion about Fisher's future led to the imminent decision.

Texas A&M plans to honor Fisher's contract in full, according to sources.

TexAgs first reported the school's plan to fire Fisher.

Texas A&M (6-4, 4-3 SEC) is coming off a 51-10 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday.

Fisher is 45-25 in six seasons at Texas A&M, and he just signed a new 10-year contract with $95 million guaranteed in 2021.

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