While it was reported earlier on Tuesday that “there could be some interest” from Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher about becoming Texas A&M’s next coach, another report suggests the Aggies are prepared to test just how much.
On Tuesday morning, ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg spoke on WJOX 94.5 FM and first dispelled any doubts about Dabo Swinney leaving Clemson before shedding some light on another big-name ACC coach.
“… 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.”
Later on Tuesday, USA TODAY’s Dan Wolken wrote that Texas A&M is getting set to gauge Fisher’s interest level in coming to College Station once the school parts ways with coach Kevin Sumlin at the end of the season, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Wolken made it clear that the sources spoke on the condition of anonymity since there has been no indication as to whether or not the Aggies will retain Sumlin.
What would make Fisher so interested in leaving Florida State to come to Texas A&M? Wolken says a person close to Fisher highlighted his long and still-healthy relationship with Texas A&M athletics director Scott Woodward.
It’s been a disappointing season for the 3-6 Seminoles, with the only wins coming against Syracuse (4-6), Duke (4-6) and Wake Forest (6-4).
Those in Tallahassee have become noticeably annoyed, evidenced by one fan after a 31-28 loss to Louisville yelling “New coaches! New coaches!” That prompted Fisher to confront the fan, later saying he didn’t regret the altercation.