With the regular season just weeks away from concluding, the LSU head coaching search appears to be ramping up.
A report listed Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher as a candidate for the LSU gig, detailing Fisher was athletic director Joe Alleva’s “guy.” The current Seminoles head coach responded directly on Tuesday.
“I’m not going to talk about any jobs,” Fisher said, via Orlando Sentinel. “I love being at Florida State. I love being here, and I’m just getting ready for Syracuse.
“That’s the last thing I’m going to say that. No offense to anybody or anything else. I love being here.”
Fisher was linked to the job last year around this time as well, with reports circulating that the monetary figure of buying out former coach Les Miles, buying out Fisher and paying him a reasonable salary ended up being too much to bring back the one-time LSU offensive coordinator.
LSU is shifting its focus with whatever new hire the Tigers go after, heading in a more offensively-minded direction.
A prior report noted whoever LSU hires needs to be able to develop at the quarterback position and recruit offensive talent. Fisher has a proven background in that area, and if previous reports are accurate, it’s difficult to imagine this one doesn’t get done despite his insistence that he’s happy at FSU.