Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Last week, Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports suggested that Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher is Scott Woodward's top target to be LSU's next head coach.

This week it's National College Football reporter Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports who agrees that Fisher is at the top of Woodward's wish list.

Thamel thinks that "LSU job is the most attractive on the market," and if it is not Fisher, Woodward could target James Franklin, Luke Fickell, Dave Aranda, Lane Kiffin or Mel Tucker.
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The LSU job is the most attractive on the market. And that’s not expected to change, regardless of any other movement. Until another coach is walked to the podium at the news conference by athletic director Scott Woodward, it’s safe to project Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher as the target here. That’s always been Woodward’s dream candidate, and his history of paying historic amounts for Fisher is the best empirical evidence of that desire. Who from there? The names are all familiar – James Franklin, Luke Fickell, Dave Aranda, Lane Kiffin and Mel Tucker. If it’s not Fisher, the name will be big and the price tag expensive. Expect the LSU-Texas A&M game to end the season in Baton Rouge to be a quintessential SEC spectacle.

Would you be happy if LSU hired Jimbo Fisher? Sound off in the comment section.
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73 Comments
Tom Herman. Let’s Geaux.
Reply16 days
What about soon-to-be ex Florida head man, action Dan Mullins.??
Reply16 days
It will be a step backward to hire the AD’s friend. Bum Philips use to say that “Your friends will get you fired”….I can’t believe LSU can’t do better than that has been named Jimbo. His best days are behind him.
Reply16 days
Who’s better?
16 days
He’s the best of the lists that’s on the report here
16 days
Besides Aranda
16 days
No….No….No….No….No….No
Reply16 days
I say we take him, as long as he picks up the nickname Jimbeaux.
Reply17 days
Woody is going to throw a 15 year contract at Jimbo. He’s coming to LSU.
Reply17 days
Please stop bringing up Jimbo
Reply17 days
Urban Meyer is coming to Baton Rouge.
Reply17 days
FCP
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It would never happen. Political correctness will shut that down with the quickness. But, LSU could do a LOT worse than bringing in the only other HC to have ever won NCs at multiple schools besides the magical, midget Gump.
16 days
Please....Please not Mel Tucker !!
Reply17 days
He would just be a ‘Woke’ grab like the hiring of the university president . Aranda would be more viable
17 days
What’s wrong with tucker? Same experience as saban in 1999
16 days
Tucker just got a new deal with MSU, cross him off
14 days
So, knowing Scott Woodward, it's going to be a name that wasn't mentioned at all.
Reply17 days
Yup, like Brian Kelly
17 days
Jimbo wouldn’t be my first choice, but I don’t understand the melt about him.
Reply17 days
I do not either. The guy has lost 35 games in 12 years as an HC. That includes early losses at TAMU (9 in first 2 seasons) when he was building it up to get to the point they are now, which is very good. TAMU has lost 3 games, the 2 years including wins against #1 Gumps this year and #4 Florida last year. Anyone who thinks he would not rock and roll here is crazy. I think a lot of people are still butt hurt about 2016. He is not my #1 either, that would be Lincoln, but Jimbo would roll here too.
17 days
@canebreakcajun saban has not lost 30 games in last 15 years. No jimbo fisher. No thanks. Need a better coach than fisher
16 days
If true, stop the leaks! If fake, keep saying it’s Jimbo!
Reply18 days
Thamel is the writer who did that hit piece on the Honey Badger years ago. Don’t trust him.
Reply18 days
He better pick the right one, it’ll be the difference in working or not working at LSU
Reply18 days
Just say NO to Jim Bo.
Reply18 days
Aranda
Reply18 days
Pete Thamel? Yahoo! Sports? Who cares.
Reply18 days
So Woodward and boosters are going to pay out Os entire staff and then pay the Aggies some crazy amount, likely ~90 million and pay Jimbo and his staff MORE money to coach here? I think if you look at just the numbers on this deal there’s very little chance we get the ROI we hope for. Don’t buy that he’s our choice unless there’s something I’m not seeing.
Reply18 days
They do not have to buy out Jimbo. He does not have a buy out if he leaves on his own.
18 days
Why would we pay anything to A&M? He has no buy out. SO what would be the ROI issue ?
18 days
Riley
Reply18 days
Me too. But. Jimbo would crush it here it too.
17 days
LOL this guys article is: I have no effing clue who’s Woodward’s target...so I’ll just make up that it’s Jimbo Fisher. JHC. Fisher is not wanted here.
Reply18 days
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