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LSU beat writer Ross Dellenger reports LSU has its "sights on" FSU's Jimbo Fisher to be the school's next head coach.
Dellenger includes a few details, like a small group of decision makers have narrowed a list to around four targets, and it ends with naming Ed Orgeron as head coach. We won;t spend too much time on this, as coaching speculation lasts for weeks and usually includes very little truth, but LSU is expected to act quickly. Nov 21 - 10:49 AM

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Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher reaffirmed his love for the Seminoles in the face of rumors that he might leave for LSU.

On Tuesday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune's James Smith relayed that LSU AD Joe Alleva has been in touch with Fisher's representation since the Tigers' firing of Les Miles in September. Fisher predictably tried to squash the continued job speculation, saying, "I’m not going to talk about any jobs. I love being at Florida State. I love being here, and I’m just getting ready for Syracuse." It should be noted that Fisher did not outright dismiss Smith's report, nor did he deny interest in the job.
Nov 16 - 12:53 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune's James Smith reports that Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher and LSU interim HC Ed Orgeron are both legitimate contenders to take over the Tigers' vacant head coaching position.

Per Smith, LSU AD Joe Alleva has kept in communication with Fisher's representatives since Les Miles' firing in September. Smith further relays that while Fisher's contract contains a $5 million buyout, the Tigers are not deterred by having to pony up those bucks. In addition to Fisher and Orgeron, Mike Gundy, Tom Herman and Larry Fedora are being considered for the open gig.
Nov 15 - 12:44 PM

Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher believes that harsher penalties should be enforced for illegal hits on the quarterback.

"Late hits need to be really, really scrutinized and maybe even more severe punishments to stop people, like we throw guys out of games for head shots," Fisher said. In Saturday's loss to Clemson, Fisher took umbrage with a non-replay on a play in which Deondre Francois was leveled with a helmet-to-the-midsection hit in the fourth quarter. He later called the replay official's decision not to buzz down for a closer look "bad." In general, Fisher has been in rare form since the Seminoles fell to Clemson. The ACC fined him $20,000 for postgame comments in which he referred to the officiating as "garbage."
Nov 1 - 2:01 PM

The ACC fined Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher $20,000 and Pitt HC Pat Narduzzi $5,000 for their postgame comments regarding the officiating in their respective games.

With Fisher, in particular, you could have seen this coming a mile away. Following Saturday's narrow loss to Clemson, he deemed the officiating to be "garbage" in places and referred to their unsportsmanlike penalty levied against the FSU bench following a disputed chop-block call to be "cowardly, gutless and wrong." For his part, Narduzzi said that Virginia Tech's corners "did a great job pushing off all night" on Thursday. Now boasting slightly lighter wallets, Fisher and Narduzzi will lead their respective squads to battle against NC State and Miami this coming weekend.
Oct 31 - 12:12 PM

Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher went on a rant over the officiating in Saturday's loss to Clemson.

The play that drew Fisher's ire came early in the fourth quarter, with the Seminoles clinging to a 28-26 advantage. Dalvin Cook appeared to bust free for a 41-yard touchdown run on the call in question, but that score was called back due to a block below the waist by FB Freddie Stevenson. And Fisher was having none of it, to the point that FSU's sideline was actually penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct while arguing the call. Fisher got the last word in, after the game. "I will tell you what: You hold coaches accountable, you hold players accountable, hold the damn officials accountable," Fisher said. "It is garbage, and then to call another penalty on the sideline is even more garbage. It's cowardly, gutless and wrong." He then welcomed a fine. That wish figures to be granted.
Oct 30 - 12:02 PM

Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher vehemently defended his team in the wake of criticism from former Seminoles DB Greg Reid.

Following Saturday's 37-35 defeat at the hands of North Carolina, Reid tweeted, "Just because we lost doesn't mean we need to change anything! Point blank period we don't have HEART." Fisher scoffed at that notion, saying, "You can never judge what's in a guy's heart until you know him and you play with him." Heart or no, FSU's defense has been abysmal to date. They are surrendering 42.3 points on average -- good for 115th in the FBS. To put their defensive woes in perspective, ESPN's Jared Shanker shared a remarkable statistic. This season, Florida State has surrendered 177 total points through five games. During their championship year in 2013, they allowed 170. For the entire season. The Seminoles will try to stop the bleeding when they face Miami on Saturday.
Oct 4 - 6:40 PM

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher intends to be the coach of the Seminoles "for a long time."

If Fisher wanted to talk to LSU about its vacancy following the firing of Les Miles, he'd jump right to the top of the Tigers' list of candidates. At least for now, Fisher is dismissing the possibility. "I love this university," Fisher said Wednesday, "and I plan on being here for a long time. I love Florida State, and that's all I'm saying. Anything else is clutter and does not concern me and is not involving me." Fisher, who said he hasn't spoken to LSU about its vacancy, was an assistant coach under Nick Saban and Miles at LSU from 2000-2006.
Source: ESPN
Sep 28 - 6:03 PM

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher says he hasn't spoken to LSU about its coaching vacancy.

"I'm not talking about LSU. No I haven't (had contact) and I'm not talking about it," Fisher told reporters Monday. "We're talking about North Carolina." Fisher won a national championship as LSU's offensive coordinator in 2003. As referenced, the Seminoles host the Tar Heels on Saturday.
Sep 26 - 10:18 PM

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has a record of 10-9 when trailing by 10-plus points at some point during a game.

That is unreal. If you remember, during Jameis Winston's final season the Seminoles trailed in a handful of games thanks to turnovers and poor first halves. They were able to claw back and win almost all of those games. Fisher continued this trend against Auburn on Monday, when his team trailed 21-3 and ended up winning 45-34.
Sep 6 - 10:08 AM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher indicated that he has no concerns about the upcoming Showtime series 'A Season With Florida State.'

Last year, Showtime aired the Hard Knocks-esque 'A Season With Notre Dame.' Florida State is next up for the premium cable network. Outwardly, it might seem like a strange fit given some of the Seminoles' off-field issues in the recent past. Fisher is not concerned. To the contrary -- he believes the added attention this coming season could actually help his squad, saying, "I think it will bring more focus. I think when people know you're watching … you change. I think this team can handle that little bit of distraction, if it's a distraction."
Jul 23 - 8:04 PM

The ACC and ESPN announced a 20-year agreement for a future ACC Network set to launch by August, 2019.

No surprise here, as ESPN's Brett McMurphy sort of stole his own network's thunder by reporting on the agreement earlier this week. The deal will run through the 2035-2036 academic year. While the ACC Network won't have its proper launch until 2019, they will be starting up their digital platform this autumn. That is expected to show in the neighborhood of 600 live events. The television network will carry upwards of 1,300 when it lurches to life in three years. Also of note, if Notre Dame were to opt out of independence in the next 20 years, they would be contracted to join the ACC.
Jul 21 - 1:11 PM

ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports that the ACC Network will launch by August, 2019.

Per McMurphy, ESPN and the ACC have agreed to a (sit down for this) 20-year deal and rights extension set to last through the 2035-2036 academic year. We might all be living in virtual reality by then. In addition to that barebones deal, he is reporting that the ACC has extended its conference grant of rights deal nine years, with that, too, lasting through 2036. The grant of rights deal essentially makes it financially unfeasible for an ACC program to leave the conference during this time, as the ACC would own said university's media rights (that includes revenue) for all home games even if the university joined another conference.
Jul 19 - 2:05 PM

FSU signed AD Stan Wilcox to a two-year contract extension and promoted him to vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics.

Wilcox, who took over in 2013, had initially been on a five-year contract set to expire in 2018. With the extension, his contract will run through 2020. It is not known if he is also receiving a raise off his $510,000 annual salary. In a statement, he said, "It is an exciting time to be a Seminole, and it is an honor to work with and for so many fine coaches, student-athletes and partners throughout the university community." The Seminoles have won a pair of national titles under Wilcox's watch -- football in 2013 and women's soccer in 2014.
Jul 3 - 12:10 PM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher said that his staff will not attend or host a satellite camp this summer.

Fisher feels that Florida State's own camp (which just wrapped on Friday) is more than sufficient. "We satellite right here in Tallahassee," he said. Clemson HC Dabo Swinney is in the same boat as Fisher, saying at the ACC meetings that the Tiger staff would take part in only Clemson's own camp. After the NCAA lifted their bans on satellite camps in April, Alabama HC Saban called their regulation "the wild, wild West."
Jun 18 - 1:59 PM