The rumors of Jimbo Fisher’s potential departure from Florida State have been heating up in recent days, and ESPN’s Greg McElroy only fanned the flames further on Tuesday afternoon.
In an interview with Sirius XM, McElroy says that he believes Fisher to Texas A&M is a “done deal”, and that the two sides only need to work out details at this point.
McElroy’s comments come after a report from 247Sports, citing a source with Florida State that the atmosphere around the program is different from last season when Fisher was rumored for the LSU job.
We’re told players asked questions and that even though Fisher answered, he never confirmed that he plans to stay at FSU or deny the rumors that have him heading to Texas A&M.
This same source was in the room last year when Fisher addressed the LSU rumors and says Fisher’s message last year was in stark contrast to what was said yesterday. Last year Fisher was direct, “He said, straight up, he wasn’t going (LSU).”
Fisher’s connection to Texas A&M comes in the form of Scott Woodward, who knows Fisher from their days at LSU. Fisher was at LSU between 2000 and 2006, coaching under Nick Saban and Les Miles.
The A&M job is officially open after the firing of Kevin Sumlin on Sunday. Sumlin was 51-26 in his career at Texas A&M, but the administration had grew tired of Sumlin after his apparent failures to build upon the 11-2 record in his first season at the school.
Fisher has at least one game left with Florida State this season, as his Seminoles are schedule to play Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. A win would extend Florida State’s record bowl streak of 35 seasons.