Report: LSU to aggressively pursue Jimbo Fisher starting Saturday
The LSU Tigers are ready to kick their coaching search into high gear.
According to Ross Dellenger of the Advocate, the school will begin aggressively pursuing Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher, the top target, beginning immediately after the Seminoles conclude their regular season on Saturday.
LSU’s search is not expected to be a lengthy one, with the job essentially belonging to Fisher if he wants it. Interim coach Ed Orgeron remains a candidate, but Saturday’s loss to Florida is said to have damaged his chances. Since the school fired Les Miles in September, they have had about two months already to consider and assess potential candidates, which possibly expedites a hire.
School officials are convinced that Fisher has serious interest in the job, and he is far and away the candidate that LSU administrators feel most strongly about. He did serve as offensive coordinator for both Nick Saban and Miles at LSU between 2000 and 2006.
Fisher has been evasive when asked about the LSU opening, but there is definitely some indication that he is interested. He has been the top target of LSU for a year, and they tried to replace Miles with Fisher after last season, too.