Finebaum: Jimbo Fisher as coach-in-waiting ‘didn’t’ work

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher took over the position from Bobby Bowden after he retired in 2009. Since then, the Seminoles have had four ten-plus win seasons, won three ACC championships, played for two national championships, and won one title after an undefeated season in 2013.

For a long time, Fisher was known as the “head coach-in-waiting” behind Bowden, which is an unusual sight to see in most cases. It doesn’t usually work in these cases, but Fisher has been a special situation with the Seminoles.

SEC Network host Paul Finebaum was discussing this on his radio show on Tuesday.

He doesn’t really believe that this can actually work, even at a place that has already proven it did.

Finebaum on having Jimbo Fisher as head coach in waiting: "People may say it worked at Florida State, it didn't"

— Tom D'Angelo (@tomdangelo44) November 3, 2015

Because "It was a mess" when Bowden left

— Tom D'Angelo (@tomdangelo44) November 3, 2015

This is certainly an opinion that everyone would like to hear Finebaum explain a little more.

Right now, it is probably going to be tough for him to convince people that it didn’t work, but it will be interesting to hear what he has to say.

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