FSU’s Jimbo Fisher isn’t discussing the open head coaching position at Louisiana State University, according to Jimbo Fisher.
Les Miles was canned earlier this week after LSU decided enough was enough with their longtime coach opting for change after flatlining offensively to start 2016. Fisher, who spent seven seasons from 2000-2006 with LSU as offensive coordinator, has been widely reported as a candidate for the opening.
Fisher vehemently denied the reports.
“I’m not talking about LSU. No I haven’t [had contact with the Tigers] and I’m not talking about it,” the head coach said Monday.
On Wednesday, Fisher said that the chatter about a potential move to LSU is “clutter” and that he’s happy with FSU and loves being at the university.
“I love this university. I plan on being here for a long time,” Fisher said during Wednesday’s ACC coaches’ teleconference. “I love Florida State, and that’s all I’m saying. I’ll talk about myself and Florida State.”
The incentive to leave the Seminoles for the Tigers doesn’t make sense for Fisher. He’s established something special with Florida State, going 71-15 spread across seven seasons with the school. Fisher led the Seminoles to a BCS National Championship in 2013 and has since fielded some impressive teams. With a clearly established relationship and role with FSU, bolting for LSU to replace Miles would be an odd move.
It’s college football, so I wouldn’t discount Fisher going to LSU, but as of now, it would be a surprise to see it come to fruition. Unless Fisher wants a new challenge, that is – coaching LSU in the meat grinder that is the SEC West would certainly be one.