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West Virginia Native Jimbo Fisher Out at Texas A&M, Leaving Fans to Speculate About His Future



A prominent West Virginia native is now on the market after a major program decides to make a coaching change. Jimbo Fisher is out at Texas A&M with two games remaining in the regular season.

Less than 24 hours after the Aggies destroyed Mississippi State 51-10 to reach bowl eligibility, the school decided a change was needed. Texas A&M’s statement about the decision explains that the move is being done to help get the program where it expects to be nationally.

And despite the recent big win, Fisher’s tenure in College Station never came close to reaching the hype and expectations based on his personal resume and the fact he won a National Championship at Florida State. Fisher’s 45-25 overall record (.643) with the Aggies is worse than his predecessor, Kevin Sumlin, who was fired with a 51-26 mark (.662). He also only went 26-21 against conference opponents in the SEC.

Fisher will still be owed over $75 million in a buyout that stems from a fully guaranteed $95 million contract extension signed in 2021. So Fisher certainly doesn’t have to jump back into coaching, but if he does have an interest in getting back on the sidelines as soon as possible, would a return home to West Virginia be something he’d be interested in if the WVU job became open?

Well, Fisher did actually address that question about a year ago when asked and he was already on the hot seat at Texas A&M.

“You don’t ever say never in this business. Home is Home,” said Fisher.

West Virginia Native Jimbo Fisher Entertains Idea of Coaching at WVU One Day

Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, Fisher, 56, continued, “West Virginia is always near and dear to my heart. I love them and I always rooted for them my whole life. You never say never in this business — where it takes you. I am happy where I am at and I love where I’m at, but home is home.”

His West Virginia roots run deep with his parents growing up in north-central West Virginia and meeting at a local fair at the ages of 23 and 18, according to the Aggies biography on Fisher. Jimbo went on to become the starting quarterback at Liberty High School in Clarksburg as a sophomore. He ended up earning all-state honors in football, as a point guard in basketball and as a middle infielder and pitcher in baseball.

All that said, Neal Brown is still the head coach of the Mountaineers and will likely remain at WVU if he can finish the season strong.



  1. S. Turk

    November 12, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    Hopefully Wren and Jimbo are already talking and working on the contract details.

  2. William

    November 12, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    I am not a fan of Fisher. But, he is a 1000% improvement over loser Neal Brown.

  3. Chuck

    November 12, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    No but he’ll no. What has he done with his own recruits. Nothing. Texas NIL has spent a lot of money to get 4&5 stars players for him. No better than what we have. Just because he is from WV doesn’t make him a savior. He was a good OC under Saban and Bowden

  4. Joseph Gouzd

    November 13, 2023 at 6:23 am

    Jimbo Fisher’s Ego will never fit into Milan Puskar stadium. He’s washed and wrung to dry. Hype and fancy talk did little to nothing to ensure his employment. Texas A&M plugged hundreds of millions into his concept and gave him everything he asked for. He’s lucky he inherited the personnel he had at Fla St. No room for him in Morgantown although he would be a much needed improvement over Clown Neal Brown.

  5. gary soltes

    November 13, 2023 at 6:33 am

    a lot of 4 &5 star players can not be coached there status goes to there head.they know more than the coach look at our 5 star bball player where is he now.

  6. Frank Steck

    November 13, 2023 at 6:58 am

    Brown has been a disappointment since becoming the WVU hc, unbelievable that he was even given a contract extension bt the previous AD. I quit attending WVU football games 2 years ago because of the many poor coaching decisions; I will not attend a WVU football game as long as Brown is the hc!

  7. Fred Zara

    November 13, 2023 at 7:50 am

    Never happen ….WVU couldn’t afford him if they did want him ! Had a no 1 recruiting class that they purchased a few years back ….did NOTHING with them !! Keep searching Wren !!

  8. Vernon Lovejoy

    November 13, 2023 at 10:29 am

    Brown simply has to go for WVU to be more than a mid major.

  9. WV Expat

    November 13, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    I’d take anyone over Neal Brown at this point… Sadly, we’re stuck with him for the foreseeable future. WVU dropped the ball when Matt Rhule was looking for a job and will likely do the same with any viable candidate that pops up in the next couple years.

  10. Dave Sawyer

    November 13, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    Reading the comments here make me laugh. Do you all really think that West Virginia can hire someone netter than Jimbo ? We are in the big 12 not the SEC.Jimbo could build a team capable of competing for a Big 12 title. We will never hire a bigger name than Jimbo. The same guys who say no to Jimbo would probably yes to Rich Rod.Come back to earth people.

  11. Eddie Butcher

    November 13, 2023 at 9:16 pm

    Why would we want a coach that can’t compete in the SEC I mean what good would it do to win the big 12 if you can’t compete with the rest of the conferences.he did nothing at A&M and we sure don’t need Rodriguez either.

  12. Rick Allen Woodfell

    November 13, 2023 at 9:30 pm

    Give jumbo. The chance. He will take the wv. Job he did well in the ACC. Couldn’t make in the SEC. So why not the BIG 12. It’s just like the ACC. He can win this championship

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