According to the Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, LSU officials are planning an “aggressive” push to hire Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher to fill the vacancy in Baton Rouge.
There’s plenty more in the Advocate’s story about other options, including Ed Orgeron, that’s important to LSU’s coaching search and you should read here (there’s a lot of good reporting in the story). But here’s the money quote on Fisher:
Meanwhile, university leaders have kept “the lines of communication open with Jimbo Fisher’s people,” and they feel strongly that he’s “very interested” in returning to Baton Rouge.
Fisher, of course, was LSU’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2000-2006, working under both Nick Saban and Les Miles in Baton Rouge. Fisher is 51 and already has a national championship on his resume at Florida State, and landing him would be an absolute home run for LSU.
Of course, LSU officials have known that for a year now — Fisher was rumored to be a candidate to replace Les Miles a year ago.
If LSU is able to lure Fisher away from Tallahassee, it could be the first domino to fall in this year’s coaching carousel. Florida State remains an excellent job, and how things shake out from potentially having Fisher head down I-10 to Louisiana would be fascinating.