Ag­gies re­port­edly tar­get­ing Fisher

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - - SPORTS - Safid Deen

TAL­LA­HAS­SEE — An­other year, and an­other round of coach­ing job ru­mors sur­round­ing Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher.

The lat­est has been brew­ing for sev­eral weeks, with USA To­day re­port­ing Tues­day that Texas A&M plans to in­quire about poach­ing Fisher from FSU at the end of the sea­son.

The re­port states Fisher’s re­la­tion­ship with Texas A&M ath­let­ics di­rec­tor Scott Wood­ward and FSU’s dis­ap­point­ing sea­son are two fac­tors that could sway the eight-year Semi­noles coach to leave the pro­gram.

Texas A&M is ex­pected to gauge Fisher’s in­ter­est once the school parts ways with cur­rent coach Kevin Sum­lin at the end of the sea­son, cit­ing two peo­ple fa­mil­iar with the sit­u­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

For the third con­sec­u­tive year, Fisher’s name has been linked to coach­ing jobs, with the LSU job a pop­u­lar link the past two sea­sons.

If Fisher were to leave FSU, he would owe the school at least $7 mil­lion in pay­ment for as­sis­tant coaches and other football per­son­nel still un­der con­tract.

Fisher, who is the sixth-high­est paid head coach in the coun­try mak­ing $5.7 mil­lion this year, signed an ex­ten­sion last year that would keep him at FSU through the 2024 sea­son.

Fisher, in his 10th sea­son overall at FSU after join­ing Bobby Bow­den’s staff as an of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor and as­sum­ing the head coach­ing job in 2010, is en­dur­ing the worst sea­son of his head coach­ing ca­reer.

Next game: FSU vs. Delaware State, Satur­day, Noon, TV TBA

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