Tony Levine was Houston's head coach in the Ticket City Bowl win over Penn State, and Jeff Banks served as interim head coach for the Aggies' in a 55-52 loss to Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl.
Five days after Sumlin as fired from A&M, Fisher resigned from FSU and was immediately announced as the head coach of the Aggies.
Sumlin was considered to be a prize catch by Texas A&M after he had led Houston to a 12-0 record in 2011 before the Cougars fell to Southern Miss in the Conference USA Championship game. At Texas A&M, Sumlin was 51-26 in 6 seasons, but barely above water in SEC games at 25-23. Slocum in 20 was fired from the Aggies the day after a loss at LSU dropped the team to 7-5.
His first team lost just 2 games, the second lost 4, and each of the last four teams have had 5 losses. Sumlin had led his teams to 9 bowl games in 10 seasons, though he didn't coach in Houston's 2012 Ticket City Bowl win or the Aggies' Belk Bowl loss in December.
Fisher was 83-23 overall, 48-17 in the ACC, and 5-2 in bowl games and postseason playoff games.