Is Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher going to be the next coach in College Station, Texas?
As expected, Texas A&M fired Kevin Sumlin on Sunday after six seasons as the Aggies’ head man. And the attention of the Texas A&M fan base immediately turned to the potential of Fisher being the man who replaces him.
Reports started surfacing from a Houston television outlet and a local writer indicating that Fisher was the administration’s top choice and that a deal may be coming together rather quickly.
On Monday, the national-title winning coach made an appearance on the Jeff Cameron Show in Tallahassee, Fla., and he was asked to comment on the smoke coming out of Texas regarding his potential interest in changing jobs.
“I never comment on jobs,” Fisher said, per transcription from Wayne E. McGahee III of Tallahassee.com. “My focus right now is winning against ULM and playing our season. I don’t get in to the rumors and the rumor mill. If there was ever something to it then at the appropriate time, but right now there’s no reason to comment and I’m focused on beating ULM.”
For anyone who knows anything about Jimbo Fisher, that’s a pretty familiar refrain from him when asked about coaching searches. There was some intrigue in how Fisher would handle the interview because it was reportedly rescheduled from Sunday night to Monday morning.
The answer Fisher gave may not be the encouraging news Aggies fans were hoping would come out of the question after speculation ran wild on Sunday, but it also wasn’t a flat-out denial of interest.
Florida State is playing its final regular-season game against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. The Seminoles, which are 5-6 on the season, need to win the game to secure bowl eligibility.