On Sunday, Texas A&M paid Kevin Sumlin $10.4 million to not be their coach. But now, according to a report, he could end up landing on his feet at an even better job at Florida State.
According to a report at Football Scoop, Sumlin has emerged as a candidate for the Florida State job. The site reports that Willie Taggart is still the top prospect for the Florida State job, should it become open, but Oregon has reportedly made him a contract offer in anticipation of Jimbo Fisher leaving.
Fisher has been heavily linked to the Texas A&M job. The Seminoles do have a game on Saturday, as they take on UL-Monroe. Texas A&M and Sumlin actually finished with a better record this year, going 7-5 compared to Fisher’s 5-6 mark at Florida State.
Sumlin’s buyout also would not be affected were he to take the job at Florida State. Fisher was asked about his job again on Thursday, and this is what he had to say on the matter.
Just asked Jimbo Fisher on @ESPNUonSiriusXM if he'd be Florida State's coach next season. His answer: "You know what my answer will be. I don't talk about jobs."
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) November 30, 2017
— Orlando Sentinel-FSU (@osfsu) November 30, 2017
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