Morgantown, West Virginia – West Virginia native Jimbo Fisher is now the head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies, but it doesn’t appear that he has completely closed the door on potentially returning to coach the West Virginia Mountaineers near the end of his career.
Fisher, 56, is originally from Clarksburg, West Virginia, said that he loves the state and returns as often as possible. “I love the people there,” Fisher told WDTV News 5. “I love my hometown. I still have family there, a lot of great friends there. I try to get home as much as I can.”
When asked if he would ever consider returning to coach the Mountaineers, Fisher said the following: “You don’t ever say never in this business. Home is home. I love West Virginia and it’s very near and dear to my heart. I love them and have always rooted for them my whole life. You never say never in this business where it takes you. I’m happy where I’m at and I love where I’m at, but home is home.”
Fisher won a national championship with the Florida State Seminoles in 2013 before leaving to coach at Texas A&M. Fisher signed a 10 year, $75 million contract back in 2018. It’s unlikely that West Virginia could match that, but like he said himself, home is home.
"Home is home," – #TexasAM Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher on if he'd ever consider coaching the #WVU #mountaineers 💙💛
You can see the full interview on @WDTV5News 's website. pic.twitter.com/gW7yfeGBkx
— Ally Osborne (@allysosborne) September 6, 2022