Well this isn’t the way Florida State fans would want their coaching situation to be described…
Amid rumors that head coach Jimbo Fisher could be jumping ship for the Texas A&M job, word comes in from Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times describing the current situation with Fisher at Florida State as “disastrous”.
Florida State is reportedly already vetting candidates to replace Fisher should he leave. The top name so far has been first-year Oregon coach Willie Taggart, who took over at Oregon last offseason after turning around the South Florida program.
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. There has been plenty of speculation that it may already be a done deal on Fisher’s jump.
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.
Fisher is 83-23 in his eight seasons in Tallahassee, including one national title that he won with Jameis Winston in 2013.