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Report: Jimbo Fisher’s agent upping price on LSU

Is LSU prepared to offer Jimbo Fisher Nick Saban type money?

NCAA Football: Florida State at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

A report from Glenn Guilbeau, an LSU reporter for a number of newspapers in Louisiana, says that Jimbo Fisher’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, is upping the price on LSU as it pursues the Florida State head coach.

LSU, through the TAF (Tiger Athletic Foundation) and major donors, is prepared to pay Fisher $6 million or more as he makes $5.2 million at Florida State as well as pay his $5 million buyout to Florida State, but there are other demands being bantered about, such as a lucrative housing allowance as there is no state income tax in Florida as there is in Louisiana.

"Everyone wants Jimbo," a TAF member said. "I just hope Jimmy Sexton doesn't price us out of it."

Jimbo Fisher is currently the 5th highest paid coach in college football, behind Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Jim Harbaugh, and Bob Stoops. All four have national titles, except Harbaugh, who took a team to the NFL’s Super Bowl.

Previously in tracking LSU’s pursuit of Jimbo Fisher.