The Texas A&M football program is reportedly going to attempt to make a major splash if/when current head coach Kevin Sumlin is sent packing.
The target? According to Dan Wolken of USA TODAY Sports, it will be none other than Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher.
It’s definitely an optimistic approach for Texas A&M, considering the LSU Tigers have failed to lure Fisher from Tallahassee for the past few seasons, but there is one interesting connection that could make the possibility greater than you may believe.
Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward previously served in the same role at LSU. During his tenure in Baton Rouge, Tigers athletic programs claimed ten national titles, including the 2003 national championship in football when Fisher was serving as offensive coordinator under Nick Saban.
The report states Fisher and Woodward have remained in contact ever since.
Whether that relationship could be enough to lure Fisher from Florida State remains to be seen, but now could be the best time. The Seminoles are struggling on the field, while Fisher has noticeably been growing frustrated throughout the season.
This appears to be a longshot from the outside looking in, but we’ll have to keep a close eye on the Aggies to see if they can make a splash.