Jimbo Fisher is reportedly the top target to fill the Texas A&M football program’s head coaching vacancy.
It’s not the first time that the Florida State head coach has been linked to a job in the SEC, but it seems like there are legs to the rumors linking Fisher to College Station.
On Monday morning, Fisher appeared on the “Jeff Cameron Show” where he was asked about the rumors, but his answer provided more questions than answers. In typical Fisher fashion, he deflected from the question.
“I never comment on jobs,” Fisher said on the show, via Tallahassee.com.
“My focus right now is winning against ULM and playing our season. I don’t get in to the rumors and the rumor mill. If there was ever something to it then at the appropriate time, but right now there’s no reason to comment and I’m focused on beating ULM.”
The LSU Tigers have failed to lure Fisher from Tallahassee for the past few seasons, but there is one interesting connection at Texas A&M which could make the possibility of Fisher taking over the Aggies 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.
Could this be the perfect storm which leads to Fisher jumping ship? Considering how wild the coaching carousel has already been, we wouldn’t count anything out.