Aggies reportedly targeting Fisher
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.
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