New Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher arrived in College Station shortly after noon on Sunday, with the Fightin' Texas Aggie band, a maroon carpet and a legion of fans there to greet him.
Fisher arrived on Regent Robert L. Albritton's Gulfstream jet and stepped directly off the plane onto a maroon carpet laid down for the occasion. A&M athletic director Scott Woodward and president Michael K. Young arrived on the jet with Fisher, and multiple other university administrators met Fisher on the tarmac.
Texas A&M's Board of Regents is expected to approve Fisher's reported 10-year, $75 million contract at 9 am Monday morning, after which he'll be introduced at a press conference at the Hall of Champions inside Kyle Field.
Fisher comes to Aggieland from Florida State, where he spent eight seasons as the head coach and led the Seminoles to an 83-23 record and the 2013 national championship.
"I'm just kind of in awe that Jimbo's here. I didn't really expect him to be here in the first place," said A&M fan Joe Ayers, who was on hand for Fisher's arrival. "But, he's here. We got him. I'm just in shock still."
Fisher's arrival comes exactly a week after the Aggies fired Kevin Sumlin with two years remaining on his $30 million contract.