Texas A&M, Tennessee reportedly have eyes for Jimbo Fisher

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The coveted Jimbo Fisher.

Texas A&M would make the move after it informs current coach Kevin Sumlin that he won't be returning, according to the report.

Another year, and another round of coaching job rumors surrounding Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher. But at 6-4 and with losses in three of its last four Southeastern Conference matchups - all three coming at home - the thinking is that Sumlin's tenure is over even if the Aggies win their remaining two games against MS and LSU. While Fisher has shot down rumors that he could leave FSU the past two years, a source told Wolken that his relationship with Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward and the awful season the Seminoles are having could be factors this offseason.

Still, there are signs of distress in Tallahassee. The Seminoles have struggled to a 3-6 record this season and are in danger of missing out on a bowl game for the first time since 1981. After a home loss to Louisville last month, Fisher confronted a Seminoles fan who heckled him about his coaching staff.

If A&M was able to get Fisher away from FSU, they would have to pony up the money for his contract, as well.

Texas A&M recently opened a new $20 million football facility and spent $485 million on renovations to Kyle Field.

After reportedly turning down offers from LSU each of the last two years and earlier rebuffing overtures from other schools, Fisher was mentioned in multiple media reports Tuesday as a top candidate for both Texas A&M and Tennessee. Fisher has said in the past that remaining close to his family is important.

Warchant.com reported in October that the Aggies would have real interest in Fisher once they decided to make a change from Sumlin.