Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher has strongly denied rumors linking him with LSU work after the Tigers announced that Ed Orgeron would not return in 2022.
“I’d love to be here,” Fisher told reporters Monday. “This is the job I want.”
Fisher is widely regarded as the most nominated candidate for the LSU job due to his deep commitment to the program. The Aggies coach worked as an attacking Tigers coordinator from 2000 to 2006 under head coaches Nick Saban and Les Miles, winning national championships and starting in 2003. Fisher and Saban recruited and developed many players who won the 2007 BCS title previously leaving to be assistant under Bobby. Bowden Florida State.
Notably, Fisher was offered a ten-year, $ 75 million contract guaranteed entirely at Texas A&M by then-sporting director Scott Woodward, who now holds the same title at LSU. Fisher recently signed an extension that will cost him approximately $ 95 million between 2022 and 2031. No contract needs to be purchased if Fisher decides to leave for another opportunity.
‘I really believe we are in the process of building something really good,’Fisher said. ‘I plan to be here and fulfill this contract. My family has roots here, I have sandals here, I hunt here, I love everything about this place.
‘Nothing happens [with LSU]. Nothing happens there. I don’t want to disrespect anyone else. I trained there, we won the national tournament, it’s one of the best places in America, the best place. I love being in A&M and planning to be in A&M. M here … I love you here. ”
In the four years he has been in the valley, Fisher has led the Aggies who set a 31-12 record and have won three bowls, including the Orange Bowl crown in 2020. With Orgeron leaving the reins of coaching in 2022, Fisher will be one of four FBS coaches with national championships, along with Saban, Dlem Swinney of Clemson and Mack Brown of North Carolina.