Texas A & M’s Jimbo Fisher dismisses interest in an LSU job: “I plan on being here”

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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – Texas A&M trainer Jimbo Fisher downplayed any interest in the open LSU job on Monday. “I love being here,” said Fisher. “I have a great contract, I have an incredible Chancellor, an incredible President, an incredible (Athletic Director). We recruit great players. We’re building something great. … I plan to be here and fulfill this contract. “

Fisher, 56, is believed to be a potential target for LSU, which announced a separation agreement with Ed Orgeron on the Sunday following the 2021 season. Fisher spent part of his career at LSU, where he served as the offensive coordinator for seven seasons, including the 2003 Tigers national championship season. He also has a relationship with current LSU sporting director Scott Woodward, who met Fisher at LSU in 2000 and was the sporting director who hired Fisher at Texas A&M in 2017.

“There’s nothing going on there,” said Fisher, noting that he still speaks to Woodward regularly. “I don’t want to be disrespectful to anyone. I trained there, it was a great place, we won a national championship, it’s a wonderful place. I love being with A&M and I plan to be with A&M and fulfill my entire contract. “

In September, Fisher received a four-year contract extension from A&M that runs through the 2031 season and increased his salary to $ 9 million per year effective January 1, 2022. His salary will increase to $ 9,150,000 on January 1, 2023, and the base salary will increase by $ 100,000 on January 1 for each subsequent year. He can leave Texas A&M without penalty, even though the contract is fully guaranteed.

In the middle of his fourth season with Texas A&M, Fisher is 31-12 with the Aggies. He led the team to a 9-1 record last season, 5th on the college football playoff rankings, and 4th on the Associated Press poll. He was also the first former assistant to Nick Saban to defeat Saban when the Aggies defeated Alabama 41-38 on October 9.

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