Report: LSU to make "aggressive run" at Jimbo Fisher

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
November 21, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- It's a new week, and that means a new "report" that Louisiana State University is interested in hiring Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher.

LSU plans to make an "aggressive run" at Fisher following FSU's regular-season finale against Florida on Saturday, according to a Sunday evening report by The Advocate, Baton Rouge's daily newspaper.

The report also states that Fisher is "very interested" in returning to Baton Rouge, where he was an assistant coach from 2000 to 2006.

As for Fisher, he has repeatedly refused to talk about any open positions since his name first came up as a potential candidate for LSU near the end of the 2015 season, and again in the first half of the 2016 season, when Les Miles was fired.

"I love being at Florida State, I plan on being here, and I'm just getting ready for Syracuse. That's the last thing I'm going to say on that," Fisher said at his press conference last week.

Fisher reportedly makes $5.25 million per year at FSU and his buyout is $5 million.

Fisher is 76-17 at Florida State and has won three ACC titles and one National Championship during his six years as head coach after following FSU legend Bobby Bowden in 2010. Fisher has also been an excellent recruiter for the Seminoles, with five of his seven recruiting classes being ranked in the top five of the 247Sports composite team rankings.

A source told The Advocate that LSU has ditched a potential plan to name current interim coach Ed Orgeron to the permanent position after the season ends, following LSU's loss to Florida on Saturday.

Houston coach Tom Hermann is another coach that LSU is reportedly interested in.

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