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Jimbo Fisher (Florida State)

Jimbo Fisher was at the middle of the LSU rumor mill a year ago when Les Miles was shown the door. While he didn’t end up going anywhere, it’s hard to believe that even cursory conversations never took place. Nick Saban left LSU and later ended up at Alabama. Big name coaches do leave, it just has to be for the right opportunity.

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National Championship trophies don’t grow on trees. If there is any way whatsoever that the Aggies can pry Fisher away from FSU it would qualify as a slam dunk hire. He, along with Urban Meyer, Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban are the only four active coaches in college football that have won a national title.

To get Fisher Texas A&M would have to sell themselves as a step up in the hierarchy of coaching jobs. They lack the history that Florida State has, but some might argue that the Aggies are one coach away from building a new dynasty.

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Fisher’s staff at Florida State has fallen on hard times and his team is officially in rebuilding mode. If he truly was happy where he was at then why has there been so much smoke surrounding other opportunities? Texas A&M Athletic Director Scott Woodward worked with Fisher at LSU. The connection is there, will the Aggies be able to capitalize on it?