Is Texas A&M football, under the cover of night, sending a private plane to pick up Jimbo Fisher from Tallahassee and fly him back to College Station?
Why wait for the weekend? Jimbo Fisher could be in College Station on Friday. This is James Bond level sleuthing. Only during the portion of the season known as the coaching carousel do private flight records get examined so intently.
David Visser of Tomahawk Nation reported late Thursday night that a FlightAware.com listed a private plane scheduled to depart Tallahassee at 4:45 a.m on Friday morning and fly to College Station. The owner of the plane is a Texas A&M donor John E. Richardson. There is also a return flight scheduled to return to Florida early Saturday morning.
Texas A&M athletic direct Scott Woodward knew exactly who he wanted when he made the decision to move on from Kevin Sumlin. Jimbo Fisher has been the only name to come out of College Station since Sumlin was let go. Now it appears that the full court press could be working.
Fisher has been tight-lipped concerning what his plans are for next season. Despite his silence, Florida State administrators, recruits and current players have doubts that Fisher will be returning next season. Consider this conveniently schedule flight in the middle of the night one more reason for Seminoles to have their doubts.
Could Texas A&M be flying Fisher to College Station to sign a contract and make him the next football coach? Absolutely. So much for wanting to play out the string and coach the team on the final Saturday of Florida State’s season.
As is customary for secretive plane flights, no announcement has been made yet as to whether or not Fisher will be in College Station on Friday. If he is that could make for quite an interesting day for Texas A&M football and their fans.