Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher, whose name has been linked with the expected job opening at LSU, has told school president John Thrasher that he’s staying in Tallahassee.
Jimbo Fisher met with Florida State president John Thrasher this week and told Thrasher he does not have to worry about losing his head coach.
Sources have told the Post that Fisher, whose name has been connected to the expected opening at LSU, has made it clear he is happy with the administration, the support he receives and the direction of the program, and has no intentions of leaving Florida State for another coaching job. …
Fisher was asked about coaching rumors on his radio show Wednesday and said he’s “very happy” at Florida State.
“I’m happy where I’m at,” he said. “I’m very happy here. I’ve got a great job. You don’t ever get into that. That is why I don’t ever comment on jobs. I made that statement earlier that is disrespectful to both sides of it.
“I love this place. It is a great place and it has been very good to me. Hopefully I will end up being very good to it.”
Fisher is 67-13 in six seasons at Florida State, winning the BCS title after the 2013 season and advancing to the inaugural College Football Playoff last season. The Seminoles, 9-2 and ranked 13th in the latest CFP poll, end their regular season Saturday night against No. 12 Florida (7:30 p.m., ESPN2).
LSU has yet to officially announce Les Miles’s fate but is expected to do so after Saturday night’s game against Texas A&M (7:30 p.m., SEC Network). ESPN’s Joe Schad reported Friday that LSU’s leadership is “heavily in favor” of firing Miles and is “very likely” to do so but has yet to reach a decision. Jim Kleinpeter of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Friday that Saturday’s game would be Miles’s last with the Tigers, according to two sources who attended a Tiger Gridiron Club luncheon on Friday.