Report: LSU set to go after Florida State's Jimbo Fisher
LSU reportedly has someone in mind to replace Les Miles.
According to tigerrag.com, LSU plans to go after Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher after it parts ways with Miles.
Scott Roussel of footballscoop.com believes LSU is confident that it can convince Fisher to leave FSU (where he won a national championship two years ago) to become its head coach.
“There’s no way that LSU would be moving forward with this discussion unless they were exceptionally confident that they had their next guy,” Roussel told Bleacher Report. “There’s been no discussion of anybody other than Jimbo Fisher as I understand it.”
Fisher was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at LSU from 2000-06. He coached under Nick Saban and Miles. He left Baton Rouge to become Florida State’s head coach in waiting in 2007 (as well as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach).
Fisher replaced the legendary Bobby Bowden as Florida State’s head coach in 2010. Since then, he has gone 67-13 in six seasons. The Seminoles have won three ACC championships and four division titles since then. They also won the national championship in 2013.
Multiple reports have stated that Saturday’s game with Texas A&M will be Miles’ final game as LSU’s head coach. Miles has coached the Tigers for 11 years, going 110-32. He led the team to the national championship in 2007.
After Miles is gone, Roussel believes LSU will hire Fisher.
“It’s my full belief, if they pull the trigger and move Les out, that Jimbo will be the next coach at LSU,” he said.