Florida State officials are urging Jimbo Fisher to make a decision about whether he'll remain the school's football coach beyond this season or accept a lucrative offer from Texas A&M, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Fisher, who has guided the Seminoles to the 2013 national championship and three ACC titles, is considered Texas A&M's top target to replace Kevin Sumlin, who was fired on Sunday. ESPN reported last week that several FSU officials expect Fisher to leave and have been preparing to target his replacement. Fisher, 52, had hoped to wait to announce his decision until after Saturday's regular-season finale against Louisiana-Monroe in Tallahassee, Florida, which the Seminoles (5-6, 3-5 ACC) need to win to extend their streak of 35 consecutive bowl games. That game that was postponed from Sept. 9 and rescheduled to this coming weekend because of Hurricane Irma. Texas A&M sources have indicated to ESPN that the Aggies are prepared to make Fisher one of the sport's three highest-paid coaches with a salary of more than $7 million, which would rank behind Alabama's Nick Saban ($11.1 million in total compensation) and Clemson's Dabo Swinney ($8.5 million). Texas A&M's board of regents is scheduled to meet on Thursday, when it could approve a contract offer for Fisher to become the university's new coach. Aggies athletics director Scott Woodward worked with Fisher at LSU, where Fisher -- as offensive coordinator -- helped Saban guide the Tigers to a national title in 2003.
Florida State wants Jimbo Fisher to make decision on future
ESPN | Nov 30