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As schools look for new coaches, FSU’s Jimbo Fisher says no again

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Hard to blame a school for trying, but FSU’s Jimbo Fisher isn’t going to Georgia, either.

Despite rumors on the internet that Fisher would say no to LSU but yes to Georgia, Fisher said on an Orlando radio show that he was staying at FSU. Period.

Such are the rumors that swirl in the state of Florida although no coach in the top 25 has gone from one regularly top 25 program to another.

“I’m staying right here at Florida State,” Fisher told Mike Bianchi. “There is no doubt I have (one of the best jobs in America). This is a tremendous place. This is a tremendous job. I love it here.”

Still, schools shop around. Ask Miami, where reports say the Hurricanes have interviewed former coach Butch Davis, former Bucs coach Greg Schiano, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen and former Georgia coach Mark Richt. Alabama assistant Lane Kiffin’s name also has been considered.

UCF hired Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost as its head coach.

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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