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LSU focuses in on Tom Herman, leaving Jimbo Fisher at FSU

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FSU fans, evidently, have something to give thanks over.

It appears that Jimbo Fisher isn’t going anywhere.

If you believe internet reports, LSU seems to have turned its attention to Houston Coach Tom Herman. ESPN reported that the school could sign Herman to a new contract by Saturday.

Fisher had been reported in several locations, especially those out of New Orleans, in saying that he was the No. 1 target of LSU. Reports said Fisher was seeking a $7 million a year contract.

Over the last few days, however, the school’s focus seemed to shift to Herman, who met with school administrators on Thursday afternoon. Herman had also been connected by online reports to the Texas job.

Herman is 20-3 over the last two seasons.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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