Jimbo Fisher reportedly could be showing interest in a possible opening at Texas A&M.
Speaking to WJOX 94.5 FM on Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg said during the radio appearance that he heard “there could be some interest” from the Florida State coach in Texas A&M. That nugget was dropped after Rittenberg said Clemson coach Dabo Swinney “isn’t going anywhere,” despite reporting earlier that the Aggies could consider Swinney to replace Kevin Sumlin, if the school moves past Texas A&M’s current coach as expected.
.@ESPNRittenberg: "Dabo isn't going anywhere, but A&M is going to take a lot of big coaching swings. I did hear yesterday that there could be some interest from Jimbo Fisher."
— Opening Drive (@openingdrive) November 14, 2017
We’ve heard Fisher’s name floated for possible SEC openings before, most notably at LSU before Ed Orgeron was hired to replace Les Miles. It seems unlikely that Texas A&M will land Fisher, just like it’s strange to consider Swinney coaching the Aggies.
Anything is possible, and the coaching carousel has produced surprises before. But Texas A&M likely will have to settle for someone other than Fisher (and Swinney) if it moves past Sumlin soon.
Still, you can’t fault Texas A&M for swinging for the fences.