Texas A&M Football: Why Jimbo Fisher would never take the LSU job

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Texas A&M football fans will have no complaints about their head coach. Since arriving in 2018, Jimbo Fisher has brought nothing but success to College Station. The Aggies won nine games in his first season, eight in his second, and nine in his third, even with a shortened season.

Generally speaking, Fisher is unanimously considered to be a top ten coach in college football. Most would even have him in their top five, as he does have a National Championship under his belt from his time at Florida State.

As a result of his success virtually everywhere he has gone, Fisher’s name has popped up in reference to the LSU head coaching position. For those who are unaware, the Tigers came to an agreement that head coach Ed Orgeron would not return after the conclusion of the 2021 season.

Would Texas A&M football head coach Jimbo Fisher consider leaving for the LSU job?

Aggie fans should take solace in the fact that LSU probably won’t be making next year’s hire anytime soon. That said, the Tigers will be looking into replacements now that their head coach will officially be gone next season.

Naturally, they’ll consider Jimbo Fisher, even if only for a second. Thankfully, it seems unlikely that Fisher would leave College Station. Here’s why.

For starters, Fisher just recently had his contract extended by Texas A&M. His salary went from $7.5 million per year to around $9 million per year. This deal has Fisher sticking around in College Station through the 2031 season — that’s a really long time.

The organization has also proven that they have immense confidence in Fisher, giving him the largest buyout in college football history. If A&M decided to fire Fisher this season, which seems extremely unlikely, they would owe him nearly $100 million.

Fisher also has every resource he could ask for in Aggieland, with the capability of forming a top ten recruiting class each season and the coaching staff to get big wins, which was on display against Alabama a week ago.

The point is this: Texas A&M believes in Jimbo Fisher and it seems like Jimbo Fisher believes in Texas A&M. After a pair of big wins, it’s hard to see the Aggie head coach leaving anytime soon for what seems like somewhat of a lateral move.

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Fisher does have ties to LSU, as he was an assistant coach in Baton Rouge from 2000-2006. This is where he coached under Saban, winning a National Championship with the Tigers. Still, Fisher at LSU seems far-fetched.