'Jimbo to LSU' rumors flying again after Miles' departure

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 26, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- No, this is not a flashback to last fall. Once again, LSU is thought by some to have its eye on Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher after firing Les Miles.

Fisher is being rumored by national media outlets like CBS Sports, Fox Sports, and Sports Illustrated as a top target for LSU's head coaching position, not even a year after being rumored as a candidate when Miles was nearly ousted from the program in 2015.

For now, the rumors are just that: Rumors.

Ed Orgeron is stepping into the role of LSU's interim head coach for now, and will probably hold on to the position through the remainder of the season, at least.

The other coach the pundits seem to think that LSU wants is Houston head coach Tom Herman.

Herman has catapulted the Cougars high into the national rankings after their Peach Bowl win over the Seminoles last season and an early season win over Oklahoma this year.

Fisher, currently 71-15 at FSU with a national title and time spent coaching a Heisman-winning quarterback under his belt, spent seven years in Baton Rouge as an assistant coach at LSU.

The real question is whether or not Fisher would even consider leaving Florida State, where he has what many would argue as one of the best jobs in college football.

His current contract has a $5 million buyout and he repeatedly declined comment last fall on whether or not he had in any interest in the LSU job.

A few other big names that have been churned through the rumor mill early on are Louisville's Bobby Petrino and Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.

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