The LSU Tigers are looking for a new head coach after firing Les Miles last Sunday. While no coach is expected to take the full-time job in the middle of the season, that doesn’t stop other coaches from making it clear they aren’t leaving their current jobs.
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has had his name thrown around a ton since Miles was fired and he is even one of Bovada’s favorites to end up in Baton Rouge. However, he downplayed those rumors on Wednesday as he seems committed to the Seminoles for now and well into the future.
Fisher was named head-coach-in-waiting behind Bobby Bowden in the legendary coach’s last few years with the team. Fisher took over the program in 2010 and has led them to three ACC championships, a BCS national championship in 2013 and an appearance in the first College Football Playoff in 2014.
However, he is heavily linked to LSU and the head coaching position. He spent seven seasons with the team from 2000-2006 as the offensive coordinator of Nick Saban’s and Miles’s coaching staffs and helped the Tigers win a national championship in 2003.
Amidst LSU’s three-game losing streak and rumors of Miles’s firing last year, Fisher was one of the names tossed around before they retained Miles. It was even talked about that the team was willing to make Fisher the highest-paid coach in football for him to leave Florida State.
However, that did not happen and it does not look like it will happen into the future. Fisher is busy preparing his Seminoles to take on North Carolina in a key ACC match-up on Saturday.
The Seminoles and Tar Heels meet up in Tallahassee at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday with the game airing on ESPN.