Texas A&M football fans were feeling great about a month ago when Jimbo Fisher squashed rumors that he might leave for the LSU job. Unfortunately for Aggie fans, his name has quickly re-emerged as a potential frontrunner for the job that he seemingly rejected last month.
Things seemingly have become even more serious when news has leaked that Michigan State is planning to extend Mel Tucker’s contract, taking the leading contender to be Ed Orgeron’s replacement out of the race. This news is far from confirmed, but if it is true, it would make Fisher the clear top target.
So this begs the question — is there a real chance that Fisher leaves Texas A&M for the LSU head coaching job? I believe that this is extremely far-fetched, so today, I’m giving three reasons why Fisher would never leave his current post.
Reason No. 1: Texas A&M football HC Jimbo Fisher already squashed the rumors
I’ll start with the simplest point here — Jimbo Fisher already said that he’s happy in College Station. Granted, he never said the words “I’m not leaving,” but what he did say should keep Aggie fans’ confidence high. Here’s what he said when asked about the LSU job last month.
In short, he said that he is in the position he wants, surrounded by the staff and leadership that he wants. That said, we’ve seen similar affirmations that were not held true. I’ll continue to use the example of Mel Tucker, who said that he would stay in Colorado before being offered a large sum of money and packing up for Michigan State.
That said, Fisher doesn’t have the same motivation to make that move. The next slide has an even more compelling reason why.