Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher is currently one of the highest-paid coaches in all of college football, making $9 million annually. Fisher was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, a small town around 40 miles south of Morgantown, right in the heart coal miner country.
Now, as one of the higher-profile coaches in the country, Jimbo is in the bright lights of stardom, but he doesn’t want to say never when it comes to going home.
Recently, the Aggies head coach was asked about there ever being a possibility that he would return to the state that he grew up to coach the Mountaineers.
“You don’t ever say never in this business,” Fisher answered to WDTV5 News in West Virginia with a smile on his face. “Home is home. West Virginia is always dear to my heart. I love ’em and I always have. I’ve always rooted for ’em my whole life and you never say never in this business, wherever it takes you. I’m happy where I’m at and I love where I’m at, but home is home.”
Now it would be awfully hard to see Fisher leaving Texas A&M for the West Virginia job if it were to come open anytime soon, but don’t count it out down the road. When it gets a little closer to the time that Jimbo is ready to hang up the whistle, it might be time to let those country roads take him back home.