Jimbo Fisher says he has turned down ‘decently serious’ offers from NFL
Jimbo Fisher isn’t interested in jumping to the NFL any time soon, but according to him, he’s had his chances.
The Florida State coach told Tom D’Angelo of the Palm Beach Post recently that he considered the NFL offers for “half an hour” before concluding that college is where he wants to be.
“I love college and I had opportunities to go to pro football as an assistant coach and as a coordinator and I’ve had inquiries as a head coach,” Fisher said. “It’s got to be the right organization at the right time and the right situation if you’re ever interested. We have a great situation where I’m at. It’s not something that drives me.”
Fisher didn’t rule out ever going to the NFL, but he said that he hoped Florida State would be the only coaching job of his career.
Fisher was reportedly a leading candidate for the LSU job when it appeared Les Miles was about to get fired, but he didn’t sound eager to leave and apparently demanded quite a bit of money if he was going to consider the move. Fisher seems like an odd fit to jump to the NFL anyway. He’s a very successful college coach, and he seems to be quite comfortable where he is.