Report: Jimbo Fisher passed on the LSU job to stay at FSU
Jimbo Fisher has reportedly opted to stay put at FSU over becoming the next coach at LSU.
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) November 25, 2016
ESPN.com reported that talks between Fisher and LSU “didn’t get too far”:
LSU has zeroed in on Houston’s Tom Herman as its next head coach and could have a deal in place as early as Saturday, sources told ESPN.com’s Chris Low on Thursday night. Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher was also near the top of LSU’s wish list, but Fisher opted to stay put before talks with LSU ever got too far down the road. He’s told some close to him that he thinks he could have some of his most talented teams at FSU over the next two years.
Fisher hinted at staying in Tallahassee when he told a fan to “be patient” regarding the rumors surrounding his future with the Seminoles. The former LSU offensive coordinator was reportedly the Tigers’ top target a year ago despite no official head coaching vacancy.
The Tiger Athletic Foundation reportedly switched its focus to Houston coach Tom Herman after talks with Fisher stalled Wednesday.