With rumors heating up, Jimbo Fisher addresses talk about other coaching vacancies


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Reports surfaced this week that Texas A&M is prepared to pursue Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher should the university fire coach Kevin Sumlin at the end of the season. Other reports suggested Tennessee could come knocking in Tallahassee (the Vols already fired their coach, Butch Jones).

On Thursday afternoon, however, Florida State president John Thrasher addressed the rumors and stated that Fisher would be in Tallahassee for “as long as he wants to be”.

Also on Thursday, the coach himself had a chance to speak about the speculation. Unsurprisingly, he was not interested in talking about it with reporters:

It is unlikely that even if Fisher had been contacted by other schools, he would bring it up in the first place. But there certainly seems to be some heightened interest for his services, especially considering that he is not that far removed from winning a national championship.

A chance to make a jump to another program — especially for a sizable pay raise — could be too good to pass up in the end.

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