The smoke coming from the Jimbo Fisher-to-Texas A&M rumor mill is certainly enough to indicate a fire at this point.
While the Florida State coach declined to comment on his potential interest in the Aggies opening after Kevin Sumlin was fired on Sunday afternoon, reports continue to surface indicating a deal between the two parties is inching closer to being a reality.
The latest comes from Football Scoop’s Zach Barnett, who reports that the Aggies are expected to land Jimbo Fisher and that the numbers on the contract could be staggering.
The latest buzz inside the profession is that Fisher will be the next Aggies coach with a contract that runs for seven years and surpasses the $50 million mark.
During a radio interview with WJOX’s Opening Drive on Monday morning, SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum weighed in on the rumors of Fisher’s interest in getting out of Tallahassee in favor of College Station.
“I would be surprised if he didn’t [go to Texas A&M] at this point,” Finebaum said. “I’ve heard many times that the relationship between Jimbo and the Florida State administration is not that good. The rumors about Jimbo have been out there for two months. This is the worst kept secret in America that Jimbo Fisher is No. 1 Texas A&M’s hit parade. I don’t sense that Florida State has done very much [to keep him], and unless something falls apart I think he’ll go.”
Adding Jimbo Fisher to an already crowded SEC West would make for great drama in the coming seasons. Stay tuned.
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