If LSU isn’t able to lure Jimbo Fisher away from Florida State, it appears that there would have been only one thing keeping them from doing that.
According to a report from Louisiana journalist Glenn Guilbeau, LSU is prepared to offer Fisher in excess of $6 million per year, in addition to agreeing to buyout the rest of Fisher’s contract with Florida State. However, there still are concerns that Fisher’s demands — through his agent Jimmy Sexton — could prove to be too expensive for the Tigers.
LSU, through the TAF (Tiger Athletic Foundation) and major donors, is prepared to pay Fisher $6 million or more as he makes $5.2 million at Florida State as well as pay his $5 million buyout to Florida State, but there are other demands being bantered about, such as a lucrative housing allowance as there is no state income tax in Florida as there is in Louisiana.
“Everyone wants Jimbo,” a TAF member said. “I just hope Jimmy Sexton doesn’t price us out of it.”
Even as a high-profile football school, LSU doesn’t have an unlimited budget to just throw everything at Fisher in hopes of luring him away from the Seminoles. While LSU might have a shot at landing the champion head coach, it appears that there is a very tangible price point that the Tigers may not be able to cross.
[H/T Tomahawk Nation]