Florida State Expects Head Coach Jimbo Fisher To Take Texas A&M Job, AP Source Confirms
By Chip Patterson, CBS Sports // December 1, 2017
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(CBS SPORTS) – While Texas A&M’s Board of Regents met on Thursday night to discuss the hiring of a new head football coach, Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher told reporters he plans to coach the Seminoles’ rescheduled game against Louisiana-Monroe.
Multiple reports have Fisher as the Aggies’ top target, and while he has refused to comment on any other jobs — even as fans awkwardly confronted him on his weekly radio show — it is looking more likely by the day that this saga ends with a move from Florida State to Texas A&M.
The Associated Press reports one source familiar with the situation has indicated that Florida State expects Fisher to take the Texas A&M job if formally offered. That doubles down on previous reporting from multiple outlets that Florida State officials began vetting candidates to replace Fisher at the beginning of the week, including Oregon coach Willie Taggart.
Oregon, likely in response to the interest, has reportedly offered Taggart a new deal worth “a little more than $20 million over five years.”
Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp told ESPN on Thursday following a board of regents meeting that the board is expected to reconvene in short order in order to approve a coaching hire. “Sharp indicated a short timetable for the process, saying the meeting could be called as early as Friday,” Sam Khan Jr. reports, “meaning the regents would have identified whom they intend to hire.”
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