With many high-profile head coaching gigs no doubt opening in the coming weeks, there’s little doubt that Jimbo Fisher will once again be a target of numerous programs across the nation in spite of FSU’s underwhelming 2017 season.
One such team, Texas A&M, has reportedly shown interest in Fisher after reports broke over the weekend that the Aggies are intending to fire head coach Kevin Sumlin after this season.
Brent Zwerneman, Texas A&M beat writer for the Houston Chronicle, relayed this information on Paul Finebaum’s radio show Monday afternoon:
I’m gonna drop [a name] that I mixed into a column a few days ago. It’s a name I heard in the week after the UCLA game and that’s Jimbo Fisher. From talking to people, that hasn’t changed....I will say that Jimbo Fisher has been mentioned around here for some time.
Finebaum followed up by astutely pointing out that TAMU athletic director Scott Woodward previously worked with Fisher when he was the assistant AD at LSU while Fisher was the offensive coordinator there, establishing a prior relationship.
Should Texas A&M want to take Fisher away from Tallahassee, it would cost the Aggies in the neighborhood of $7 million.
It remains early in the process. Sumlin still hasn’t been officially fired yet. That being said, it would seem that Florida State fans are in for another few months of wondering if Fisher will be the coach at FSU next season, a proposition that may seem a bit less frightening than it did at this time last season.