Report: Jimbo Fisher to A&M Official

Submitted by buddha on December 1st, 2017 at 1:26 PM

Was just listening to Bob Ley and he reported Fisher has "officially" left FSU for A&M. Craziness.



December 1st, 2017 at 1:50 PM ^

Taggart is headed to FSU- he's GOT to be. He has to be an absolute steal for FSU. He's not the circus that Jimbo has been for 2+ years for them. 

As for Sumlin to Oregon, I hope not, but you're probably right. I wonder if Frost has any interest in Oregon over Nebraska? 


Odd thought: If Chip Kelly had waited a week, he could've just jumped right back to Oregon...


December 1st, 2017 at 1:55 PM ^

If Coach Taggart do go to fsu, that could be good for us. Oregon have a great class comin in and maybe if they don't get a stud replacement right away we could flip a guy from there. Just a thought I dont study what offers guys have so not sure we would try to get any of those guys or not. I still think Coach Frost goes to Nebraska after this weekend.


December 1st, 2017 at 6:13 PM ^

I don't follow recruiting too closely anymore but I've seen his film and it is...impressive.

Do want. 


Sidenote: I hope UM can find a way to sign Michael Johnson Jr., the 2019 QB who is the son of the WR coach Harbaugh was going to hire which caused Dickhead Finebaum to lose his shit until Johnson's father went to Oregon and everything was A-OK. 

Also do want.


December 1st, 2017 at 2:22 PM ^

Florida State, Syracuse for a bit, Maryland, Nevada for a bit, and depeneding, Vic Fangio and Greg Roman may still get NFL HC jobs, and Jedd Fisch, and Tim Drevno are looking to be HCs sooner. Though personally his coaching tree isn't as prestigeous as Lane Kiffin's, who can claim USC, LSU, and depending, Tennessee by the end of this week.


December 1st, 2017 at 2:02 PM ^

If the reportedly subpar facilities at FSU were an issue for Jimbo, would Taggert be willing to leave Oregon's Nike infused top of the line facilties to take that job?

Would talent rich Florida be enough to over come the deficiency? 


December 1st, 2017 at 3:04 PM ^

I could see Frost but not Kiffin to FSU.  I think Kiffin is still viewed by many as "damaged goods".  I just don't understand this move.  I know Jimbo went through a nasty divorce about 2 years ago.  Maybe he feels like he wants a brand new start somewhere.  Just perplexes me.  This isn't even a lateral move.


December 1st, 2017 at 2:22 PM ^

But I think you give Lane too much credit. I believe he would definitely jump at a bigger job if offered. I doubt Lane has improved self awareness (IMO - unless you know him personally....)


December 1st, 2017 at 2:10 PM ^

Before beating OSU last year, he was on the hot seat. Moorehead makes him look like a genius..and he loses him, and Barkley this year. Still in a division with Michigan, MSU & OSU...if he was ever to leave, FSU is a program no one would question why he left.


December 1st, 2017 at 3:01 PM ^

hes a PA guy coaching PSU - i dont like PSU and think franklin is a clown (i wouldnt hire him at a big program) but its still a primo job.  while its not bama, texas, usc, etc, and theyre obviously under a cloud (deservedly), a PA dude like franklin would struggle to find bigger gig than PSU


December 1st, 2017 at 2:53 PM ^

Why does everyone assume Taggart would leave Oregon after just one season? Oregon may not be on the level of FSU as a blueblood, but Uncle Phil's generosity ensures that Oregon will always have a virtually limitless pool of money for facilities, coaches' salaries, and whatever else Taggart needs to build a winner. I think that makes Oregon a destination job. 


December 1st, 2017 at 7:53 PM ^

Fisher's relationship with the brass and the boosters at FSU had soured, and going 5-6 this season didn't help matters. He's also apparently not much of a player's coach, and his team basically quit on him as the season wore on and the questions about his future became louder. 

Texas A&M is a sleeping giant of a program. They're not a blueblood on the level of FSU, but they have the resources, facilities, recruiting, and fan support to get to that level. There's no program with more untapped potential than TAMU, especially now that they're in the SEC and no longer live in Texas' shadow. With the contract they just gave Fisher ($75 million over 10 years, fully guaranteed), it looks like they're willing to do whatever it takes to realize it.


December 1st, 2017 at 2:56 PM ^

Actually, Dabo is basically Saban's successor-in-waiting, so if Fisher is trying to get away from Dabo, he might have miscalculated.

Having said that, I doubt that Saban, Dabo, or any of TAMU's or FSU's opponents have anything to do with Fisher's decision.