Jimbo Fisher Not Interested in Auburn Despite Reports

Chris WhitmoreCorrespondent IDecember 6, 2008

Rumors have been strong during the last few days of Florida State's offensive coordinator and future head coach, Jimbo Fisher, being at the top of Auburn's head coach list.

Last year, Jimbo Fisher was formally announced as FSU's head-coach-in-waiting after Bobby Bowden steps down.  The Noles would have to pay Jimbo $2.5 million if he is not named Head Coach by early 2011.

"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, and I’m happy to be here."

The Birmingham News had an article yesterday stating Jimbo Fisher was in Auburn's list of candidates.

AuburnSports.com is also reporting Fisher's name is one of the top names.

FSU President T.K. Wetherell states Fisher would be forced to pay $5 million if he wants to pursue another coaching job. 

"That contract is real plain,” Wetherell told the Tallahassee Democrat. “He doesn’t do anything, or doesn’t allow anything. This is different than last year.”

Wetherell was referring to when he allowed Fisher to speak with West Virginia about a head coaching position last year so Fisher could spend some time with his family in his home state.