Florida State Seminoles Football head coach Jimbo Fisher gave a statement regarding the latest rumors of LSU contacting his representatives.Posted by TomahawkNation.com on Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Update: After Tuesday’s practice, Fisher was asked about the report. Here’s his full reply:
I did [see the report] when I walked out of a meeting, had no idea. But here’s the thing: I’m not going to talk about any jobs. I love being at Florida State. I plan on being here and I’m just getting ready for Syracuse. That’s the last thing I’m going to say on that. No offense to anybody or anything else, that’s just what I’m going to do. I love being here.
LSU has contacted Jimbo Fisher’s representatives, and the representatives of several other coaches, according to a report from Nola.com.
Before coming to Florida State, Fisher served as the offensive coordinator and QB Coach in Baton Rouge from 2000-2006. Fisher has been the head coach at Florida State since 2010, and only one of two head coaches of the program since 1976.
If LSU were to be able to land the current FSU head coach, the NOLA.com report says that the large $5 million buyout would not deter the Tigers.
The report says that Fisher is Athletic Director Joe Alleva’s guy. This was first reported by SB Nation’s Steven Godfrey weeks ago, in “Here are LSU’s top 4 candidates, if Orgeron doesn’t just keep the job.”
Alleva, the Athletic Director at LSU, has said he plans to have an official announcement regarding the situation at the end of November, so the staff would be able to host recruits on official visits prior to the December 12th dead period.
Orgeron has a lot of support within the program, and the Tigers will likely be favored to win out, with the lone loss under Orgeron being by ten points to an Alabama team that has defeated SEC opponents by an average of 25 points.
Fisher has consistently seen his name bandied about for other jobs during his time in Tallahassee, and has received raises more often than not. Jimbo Fisher is an incredible 75-17 in Tallahassee, though just 49-16 in games not started by Jameis Winston, leading some to question his true talent level without a transcendent talent at QB.
But Fisher is a very good coach of quarterbacks, which just happens to be the largest issue with LSU’s programs over the last few weeks.
Tomahawk Nation editor Bud Elliott previously answered questions from fans about Jimbo Fisher and LSU after the firing of Les Miles.
The ‘Noles ends its season on November 26th vs. UF with a bowl game to follow in December.