If you haven’t heard, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is the prime target here. He’s done absolutely nothing to downplay rumors he may leave, and the whole situation has gotten so sideways that an angry Seminole fan who questioned his loyalty got escorted from Fisher’s radio show on Wednesday night.
Fisher won’t talk with anyone about going to Texas A&M until after Florida State plays Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday afternoon.
There’s been endless speculation about how much Texas A&M could pay Fisher, as Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward hasn’t been shy about the potential financial muscle available at A&M.
For Fisher, staying in Tallahassee would require a Brian Kelly-like staff reboot, similar to the overhaul the Notre Dame coach executed last off-season. That would involve potentially cleaning house on an aging and stagnant staff that isn’t exactly percolating with hot coaching candidates.
FSU did have three high-profile recruits de-commit on Wednesday, another sign pointing toward Fisher not sticking around.
But leaving may require thorny personal decisions, as the family dynamic of this is the unknown and personal part for Fisher.
The only sign that doesn’t point to Fisher leaving is his history of staying, as LSU called twice recently and there’s been other opportunities to depart Tallahassee over the years. This time feels different. We’ll know after Saturday if it actually is different.
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