Georgia football 2015 head coach candidate: Jimbo Fisher, Florida State
For a while, it looked as if Jimbo Fisher would be taking his talents to Baton Rouge to be LSU’s next head coach in 2015. However, the school decided to retain Les Miles after loads of fan support. There were a lot of things to like about Fisher to make the Bayou Bengals and the Bulldogs take a look at him.
Since taking over for Bobby Bowden at Florida State in 2010, the Seminoles had won three consecutive ACC championships from 2012-2014. They also captured the 2013 BCS National Championship after being led by Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. Prior to his time in Tallahassee, Fisher worked at LSU under Nick Saban as his offensive coordinator.
Georgia was no stranger to hiring coaches with FSU connections. Mark Richt was Bowden’s offensive coordinator for several years, and the Dawgs poached defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt in 2014. However, like the LSU job, Fisher publicly stated he had no interest in leaving the Seminoles…yet.
Of course, Fisher would eventually make the jump to the SEC prior to the 2018 season, as he was hired by Texas A&M. He has seen mixed results with the Aggies, and despite a massive contract buyout, he will likely enter the 2023 season on the hot seat.