Jimbo Fisher responds to question of whether he'd ever coach at West Virginia
Jimbo Fisher was born and raised in Clarksburg, W.V., and like many other people in the state, grew up a fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers football team.
Fisher’s coaching career started at Samford under Terry Bowden, and he eventually became offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting for Bowden’s father, Bobby Bowden, at Florida State, who he led to a a national championship in 2013. But after 8 seasons at the reins in Tallahassee, he left for Texas A&M, and is currently in his 5th season in College Station.
But would Fisher eventually find himself on the WVU sidelines? He’s locked up at A&M until 2031, when he’d be in his mid-60s. That doesn’t mean that isn’t not a move that wouldn’t be completely out of the question in his eyes.
“You don’t ever say never in this business, and home is home,” he said in an interview with Ally Osborne of WDTV in Weston, West Virginia. “West Virginia’s always dear to my heart. I love ’em and I always have, always rooted for ’em my whole life. Hey, you never say never in this business where it takes you. I’m happy where I’m at and I love where I’m at, but home is home.”
For the record, Fisher is making a cool $7.5 million this year, with a buyout just south of $100 million. So while Aggies fans probably shouldn’t worry about their head coach jumping ship, Morgantown just might be a stop for him much, much further down the road.
"Home is home," – #TexasAM Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher on if he'd ever consider coaching the #WVU #mountaineers ??
You can see the full interview on @WDTV5News 's website. pic.twitter.com/gW7yfeGBkx
— Ally Osborne (@allysosborne) September 6, 2022