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Two candidates emerge as Florida State's top choices to replace Jimbo Fisher

Two candidates emerge as Florida State's top choices to replace Jimbo Fisher

Jimbo Fisher went 83-23 at Florida State; back in 2013, he helped the program capture the national championship.

Florida State has fallen on hard times this season - needing a win Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe to avoid not being bowl eligible for the first time since 1976.

Taggart coached OR to a 7-5 record this season and is 47-50 overall as a head coach.

Fisher took over for legend Bobby Bowden prior to the 2010 season after spending three seasons with the program as offensive coordinator/coach-in-waiting. Longtime assistant coach and former Seminole All-American Odell Haggins will be the interim head coach.




"Obviously, he feels like it's the right move for him". This is a business that's very public, as we all know, and from time to time, you have to make decisions.

Texas A&M fired Kevin Sumlin on Sunday, after six seasons. I've known him forever, when I was at Alabama and he was at Auburn. They'll hire a great coach.

Fortunately, A&M has the facilities to make Jimbo a happy man for as long as he's in College Station, but the way he handled the Florida State resignation has been a nightmare. "I don't have any doubt about that". "I am confident we will fill the position very soon". I don't get in to the rumors and the rumor mill. "He'll still be a thorn in our side". Fisher has spoken about his desire for Florida State to add its own football-only building.

Possible candidates could include Oregon's Willie Taggart and Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente.