There’s not even an opening (yet) at Texas A&M, but a big coaching fish continues to surface as a potential replacement for Kevin Sumlin. Earlier this month, Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle was the first to mention Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher as one who could succeed Sumlin if the program goes in another direction, saying during an appearance on the Paul Finebaum Show that “Fisher has been mentioned around [College Station] for some time now.” Tuesday, Dan Wolken of USA Today added additional fuel to the Fisher-A&M speculation. From Wolken’s report: A&M is expected to inquire about the interest level of… Fisher once its separation from current coach Kevin Sumlin is official at the end of the season, according to two people familiar with the situation. Wolken also noted a “longstanding relationship” between Fisher and current A&M athletic director Scott Woodward. During Fisher’s time on Nick Saban’s LSU coaching staff, Woodward served the university chancellor’s representative to the athletic department. The rumors connecting Fisher to the Aggies come amidst what is easily the head coach’s worst season in Tallahassee. After going 78-17 his first seven seasons, including one national title and three ACC championships, the Seminoles are 3-6 in 2017. In order to avoid missing out on a bowl for the first time since 1981, FSU needs wins in each of its last three games.
More chatter connects Jimbo Fisher to potential opening at A&M
College Football Talk | Nov 14