ESPN’s Greg McElroy on Jimbo Fisher-to-Texas A&M: ‘I think it’s a done deal’

Jimbo Fisher

Ever since Kevin Sumlin was fired on Sunday, Texas A&M fans have been watching carefully to see if Jimbo Fisher really is the man to be the next Aggies coach.

The Florida State head man has been rumored to be the top target, and reports of an impending deal have been swirling. But here were are on Tuesday afternoon with nothing in place.

According to ESPN football analyst Greg McElroy, that’s nothing to do be concerned about for Texas A&M fans. Fisher has refused to discuss coaching rumors, but during an appearance on SiriusXM’s ESPNU radio, McElroy laid things out in a way that should please nervous Aggies followers.

“These reports just don’t up and appear out of thin air,” McElroy explained. “There’s something going on. The people that are reporting it are in the know. Billy Liucci is in the know. It’s not like this is unjustifiable. It’s not like these are fan tweets.”

McElroy’s co-host stopped his thought to ask if he thought Jimbo Fisher really was going to Texas A&M.

“Yes, I think it’s a done deal,” McElroy said. “And I think it’s going to be for an astronomical amount of money. I bet you the amount of money he’s going to make on the deal– now this is purely speculative– but I think he’s going to get six years, $36 million with the potential to get up to $42 million.”

That’s a lot of coin, but Fisher is a national-title winner who can command a premium contract.

As it stands, Fisher already is one of the top paid coaches in all of college football. According to USA Today’s coaching salary database, Fisher’s $5.7 million annual salary at Florida State ranks No. 6 in the nation, behind only Alabama’s Nick Saban, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez.

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