Saturday, December 6, 2008
FSU's Fisher, successor to Bowden, claims no contact with Auburn
By Heather Dinich ESPN.com
Florida State offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher said Auburn officials have not contacted him or his agent about the head coaching position left vacant this week by Tommy Tuberville, who resigned after a 5-7 season.
ESPN.com's Heather Dinich and Andrea Adelson write about all things ACC in the conference blog.
"Auburn has not contacted me or my agent and we have not contacted them," Fisher told ESPN.com. "I'm very happy at Florida State. I'm very content at Florida State and I'm happy to be here."
Fisher, who has been designated Bobby Bowden's successor, said he has been on the road recruiting and there hasn't "been any contact at all," and he "never even thought about it."
Fisher's contract with Florida State stipulates that he must be named head coach no later than 2010. If he were to leave the program before that, Fisher would owe the university $5 million, a sum that doubled after West Virginia tried to hire Fisher a year ago.
Heather Dinich is a college football reporter for ESPN.com.