Jimbo Fisher, J.J. Cosentino

Florida State's head coach Jimbo Fisher talks with quarterback J.J. Cosentino during a time out while playing Charleston Southern in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State won the game 52-8. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) 

Steven Cannon

LSU is acting "arrogant" and being "unrealistic" in thinking Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher would leave the friendly confines of Tallahassee for Baton Rouge, according to Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi.

"Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying LSU isn't a good job; I'm just saying it's not a 'great' job. I'm just saying the FSU job is better than the LSU job -- especially for Jimbo Fisher," Bianchi writes.

Fisher, as recently as Monday, said he's "fully invested in Florida State." FSU President John Thrasher told the Tallahassee Democrat on Monday that Fisher has given him "no reason to think" he would leave for LSU.

"The Tigers ... are -- in a word -- delusional" Bianchi continues in his column. "They've won two national titles in the modern era of college football and they somehow believe now they should be playing for it every year. Do they really think they can just fire Les Miles, one of the most successful coaches in school history, and Jimbo is going to come begging them for a job?"

At LSU, the university has spent the past eight weeks using backchannel methods to gauge the interest of multiple college head coaches and vet them, while also evaluating interim coach Ed Orgeron’s job with regards to his serious candidacy for the full-time position, according to a story first published by The Advocate on Sunday. It was the first step in a process that took a turn over the weekend, when two-touchdown favorite LSU lost to Florida 16-10 in the home finale at Tiger Stadium.

Fisher has been a candidate for a year now. The Advocate reported on Dec. 4 of last year that representatives from LSU and representatives for Fisher were in discussions days before the school beat Texas A&M in what many believed to be Miles’ final game as coach. Alleva admitted then only that he “looked at options” and made “inquiries” regarding a potential new football coach.

Fisher burst onto the scene as LSU’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Nick Saban (2000-04) and then Miles (2005-06). School officials have vetted multiple candidates for the job, but leaders don’t feel as strongly about any of them as they do Fisher, a 51-year-old who’s led the Seminoles to a national championship and three conference titles.

Florida State has won double-digit games in five of his six full seasons, and he has this year’s team 8-3 and at No. 15 in the most-recent Associated Press Top 25.

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