Things are getting real in College Station with regards to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher.
The Aggies are looking for a replacement after firing Kevin Sumlin on Sunday, and all reports indicate they’ve zeroed in on Fisher as their No. choice.
According to USA Today’s Dan Wolken, people in Tallahassee are starting to prepare for life without their National Championship-winning coach.
Source: Florida State officials have started doing background work on Oregon coach Willie Taggart in preparation for the possibility Jimbo Fisher takes the Texas A&M job.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 29, 2017
Fisher led the Seminoles to the National Championship with Jameis Winston in 2013. Since Winston left following a playoff appearance in 2014, Florida State has yet to recover.
FSU was a potential playoff team coming into this season, but lost quarterback Deondre Francois to injury in the season opener vs Alabama. Its season spiraled from there, and the Seminoles need a win on Saturday vs ULM to get to bowl eligibility.
The lack of movement in this situation is due to the Aggies having to wait on this 12th and final regular season game.
Fisher would be leaving a blue blood job to take the Texas A&M position, but the Aggies have plenty of perks on their side. Texas A&M recently renovated its stadium and has continued to recruit very well despite its annual struggles in the SEC. There are plenty of reasons for Fisher to jump ship to College Station.
Expect there to be more movement here after this weekend.
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