Skip to main content

FSU Discussing Football-Only Facility Amid Uncertainty About Jimbo Fisher's Future

A general view of a Florida State football game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 7: Doak S. Campbell Stadium during the first half of an NCAA football game at Doak S. Campbell Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Florida State is mulling over how to best bring a football-only complex to the university.

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has been clear about his desire for a football-only facility for the Seminoles, and with rumors surfacing about the head coach's potential interest in the Texas A&M job, FSU is likely feeling the pressure to get things moving at an even quicker pace.

Fisher spoke to the Orlando Sentinel earlier today about just how crucial a football facility would be for the program, saying that if your program quits growing, "people fly by you like crazy."

Per the Orlando Sentinel:

"You have to do that, for development and commitment to things you have. And those things are a major, major deal,” Fisher said two weeks ago. “Unfortunately, in this business, when you get into the facilities business, you're never out of it. You're never out of development. Your company can never quit growing. Whether it's that or behind the scenes things, support staff, all that can never happen. It can never go away.

“If it does, people fly by you like crazy. And there's numerous examples across this country. If you don't understand that, you're missing the boat.

“Now, it all has to be relative to what you can do, when you can do it and everything else. But at the same time, if you don't, it can pass you by very, very quickly.”

FSU is still examining its options for construction via a study by an architectural design firm, so construction is a long way off to be sure. But who knows—by the time the facility breaks ground, Fisher could be coaching the Aggies by then.