Florida State University President John Thrasher said Monday that coach Jimbo Fisher has given him “no reason to think” that he would leave Tallahassee for Baton Rouge, according to a report.
“Jimbo and I talk frequently and based on that he is happy here and wants to stay,” Thrasher told the Tallahassee Democrat. “He’s given me no reason to think differently.”
On Sunday, The Advocate reported that Fisher is the top candidate for LSU’s vacant head coaching position and that a plan for a potential quick hire could be executed as soon as this weekend.
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Thrasher told the Democrat that he believes the report to be “speculation.”
“Whatever is going on in Louisiana is going on in Louisiana – I have no control,” Thrasher said. “I think people make things up to create a stir – I don’t know where the credibility comes from – I don’t know where they get their information. It’s all speculation – there’s nothing there.”
Fisher has led the Seminoles to a national championship and three conference titles. He was also a candidate for the LSU job last year, when many believed that Les Miles would not be back for the next season.
Fisher declined to address the coaching rumors at his news conference Monday, saying that he was “extremely happy” at Florida State, the Democrat reported.