Is this even a remote possibility?
Well, if Texas A&M really attempts to land Jimbo Fisher if it parts ways with Kevin Sumlin, the Aggies would certainly be swinging for the fences.
Appearing on The Paul Finebaum Show today, writer Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle reported that Texas A&M has an interest in Fisher.
The 52-year-old Fisher, a West Virginia native, has never coached anywhere in Texas. However, he has done two stints as an SEC assistant coach, at Auburn (1993-98) and at LSU (2000-06).
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 6, 2017
So Texas A&M is reportedly “interested” in Fisher. Who wouldn’t be? The guy is 81-22 with a national title and another College Football Playoff appearance during his seven-plus years at FSU.
The question is, is it feasible Fisher would listen? He’s 3-5 this season, but there is a wealth of talent still in the cupboard and more on the way. He has a lucrative contract and a massive $39 million buyout.
Basically, color us skeptical that this could ever amount to anything more than a fun rumor.