Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher says that he was contacted by a handful of NFL teams who made him “decently serious” offers to leave the college game for the professional ranks.
“I love college and I had opportunities to go to pro football as an assistant coach and as a coordinator and I’ve had inquiries as a head coach,” Fisher told the Palm Beach Post last week. “It’s got to be the right organization at the right time and the right situation if you’re ever interested. We have a great situation where I’m at. It’s not something that drives me.”
Fisher didn’t rule out taking an NFL head-coaching job at some point, but stressed that he wants to continue to build on what they have at Florida State.
“You can’t ever say never in this business,” Fisher said. “But I love what we have going and if we can keep the same culture of what we’ve able to create and keep progressing forward in the things we want to do and give us everything we need to do to be successful … I’d love to be here forever and ever.”
If he were to take an NFL position at some point, Fishers says that it would take a situation with a great owner, great GM, and great organization.
Fisher didn’t name any of the teams that have reached out to him. However, the Buccaneers were mentioned as a speculative option for Fisher back in January before they promoted Dirk Koetter to head coach.
Since taking the Florida State job in 2010, Fisher has led the school to a record of 68-14 (82.9 percent) to go along with a national title in 2013 and three ACC titles over the course of six years.