Jimbo Fisher raises eyebrows with West Virginia quote

Jimbo Fisher raises eyebrows with West Virginia quote

Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher is coming off a season in which he led an upset of Alabama and has now catapulted the Aggies into the top tier of the college football world (and all the drama that comes with it). But his recent comments about the West Virginia Mountaineers’ job certainly raised some eyebrows around the college football world.

Fisher, who was born and raised in West Virginia, recently spoke with WDTV’s Ally Osborne and was asked whether or not he could ever see himself on the Morgantown sidelines. Fisher, as he tends to do, spoke pretty freely about the possibility.

“You don’t ever say never in this business, and home is home,” Fisher said. “West Virginia’s always dear to my heart. I love ’em and I always have, always rooted for ’em my whole life. Hey, you never say never in this business where it takes you. I’m happy where I’m at and I love where I’m at, but home is home.”

Now, before anyone in College Station freaks out, Fisher is under contract there through 2031 and is making $7.5 million this year with a buyout of just under $100 million. So if the West Virginia job opened up tomorrow and they offered it to Jimbo, he still isn’t going anywhere.

It just sounds like Fisher is thinking about the possibilities down the road and wondering what-if. Who knows how things turn out down the road and perhaps when his time with TAMU is over, Fisher might just want a landing spot that makes sense. Of course, if his time in Texas doesn’t go well, there’s no guarantee that WVU would want him. Such is the world of college football.


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