MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Earlier today, Jimbo Fisher was fired as the head coach at Texas A&M and will be paid over $75 million as a buyout. Fisher did not have an offset clause in his contract, which means that Texas A&M will have to pay him the full amount even if he can immediately starts coaching elsewhere.
With that said, the obvious potential future landing spot for Fisher is West Virginia University. Fisher, 58, was born and raised in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and still has family in the area. In fact, he recently purchased a large farm in Harrison County, WV and it has been rumored that he would like to retire there one day.
In addition, last year, Fisher sat down for an interview with Alley Osborne of WDTV News 5, and he said that he loves the state and returns as often as possible. “I love my hometown,” Fisher said. “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.”
Well, Fisher is no longer employed by Texas A&M and is now available. For those questioning whether he would be successful at West Virginia or not, he is 127-48 overall, is 8-2 in bowl games, has won a national championship and although he didn’t live up to the insane expectations at Texas A&M, he was 45-25 in the toughest conference in the nation there as well. Head coaches like this don’t become available often and coaches with this level of experience and accomplishment who love West Virginia are once in a lifetime.
See Jimbo Fisher’s response about whethere he would return home to West Virginia to coach in his future below:
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) November 12, 2023