It’s no secret that with all the current head coaching vacancies in college football — 12 to be exact — speculations begin about some of the bigger names jumping ship to take one of the openings. One of those is none other than Jimbo Fisher at Florida State. Fisher was speculated late last week to be a prime candidate to replace Les Miles at LSU, but that was until athletic director Joe Alleva confirmed Miles would remain in Baton Rogue as the Tigers’ head coach after LSU’s 19-7 victory over Texas A&M.
A new job that opened up on Sunday, Georgia, as 15-year head coach Mark Richt was fired, and once again rumors began swirling about the possibility of Fisher ending up in Athens. Fisher put that speculation to rest on Tuesday morning, on 96.9 FM with the Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Bianchi. Bianchi asked Fisher to confirm that he would be staying in Tallahassee.
“You’re exactly right,” Fisher said. “I’m staying right here at Florida State.”
Fisher continued on to give some insight on why he isn’t planning on going anywhere else anytime soon.
“There is no doubt I do (have one of the best jobs in America),” Fisher told Bianchi. “This is a tremendous place. The Florida State people have been wonderful. This is a great place to live, a great place to coach; we’ve got great players, great tradition and great history. This is a tremendous job and a heckuva place. I love it here.”
So, it looks like it’s going to have to take a huge job to come open for Fisher to leave Florida State — at least for now.