Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher, asked Tuesday about being a reported candidate at LSU, said he's "not going to talk about any jobs."
"I love being at Florida State. I plan on being here," Fisher told reporters after practice. "And I'm just getting ready for Syracuse."
In September, following Les Miles' firing, Fisher dismissed the chatter linking him to LSU as "clutter."
“I love this university. I plan on being here for a long time," he said at the time.
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Fisher, a former LSU offensive coordinator, was the leading candidate to replace Miles last season if the job had opened up. He was a natural candidate, despite his lofty salary ($5.2 million) and buyout ($3 million to $5 million) with the Seminoles.
In December 2015, The Advocate reported that the potential deal to fire Miles began to fall through as the school’s president started to intervene even as negotiations between LSU and Fisher were ongoing, multiple sources said.
Intermediaries from LSU and intermediaries for Fisher were in discussions, but those talks curtailed late in the week before the Tigers' regular season finale against Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium.
Ultimately, the overwhelming monetary figure to secure both deals concerned the school’s president and others at a time when the state and school are experiencing budget struggles.
Also at the time, the LSU Board of Supervisors was split on the decision to part ways with Miles, and the outpouring of support for the quirky coach — who has the second-winningest record in program history — factored in as well.
No. 17 Florida State (7-3) travels to Syracuse on Saturday. No. 16 LSU (6-3) and coach Ed Orgeron host Florida at noon Saturday.
Orgeron has lead LSU to a 4-1 record since taking over for Miles. His lone loss came 10-0 at home against Alabama. His wins are against Missouri, Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Arkansas.
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