On Monday, the Houston Chronicle, Yahoo! and other major outlets reported that the Texas A&M Aggies program plans to fire coach Kevin Sumlin after the upcoming LSU game. Bud Elliott and Ingram Smith return with another episode of The Nolecast to discuss how this news and other developments impact the Florida State Seminoles coaching staff, both with Jimbo Fisher and with his assistants.
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-On Monday, Bud was contacted by two Texas A&M-area outlets looking to book him on their shows for December 3, the day after the final Florida State game. Texas A&M people have extreme confidence that Fisher is going to take the job, and as such are looking to cover their bases by bringing on a Florida State expert on the date they believe it will go down. They also provided specifics about the contract they believe will be signed.
-How likely is Jimbo Fisher to leave? Why would Fisher want to leave? Fisher has not indicated to any of our FSU sources that he is leaving, and as such they believe he is staying. He has not publicly denied the rumors, instead electing to say he does not talk about jobs. Bud does not believe that Fisher has accepted the job at this time, for reasons he discusses on the show. But the chatter about Fisher and A&M has existed since late September, and persisted. Bud and Ingram discuss the differences between the Texas A&M and FSU jobs, and the differences between this year and previous years.
-The hosts also discuss some news on four potential assistant coaching changes. Would they be for FSU or for Texas A&M? They have heard about several coaches who are expected to leave after this year, one of whom has hired a real-estate agent, and one of whom who is expected to take a role within the athletic department. Another coach is believed to be looking to move to the NFL.
-Deondre Francois talk, and a discussion of Jimbo Fisher’s reaction.
-A listener email about Chip Kelly and UF.