Reports started coming out on Thursday night that LSU had moved on from FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher in its coaching search, and had turned to Houston coach Tom Herman.
A report from NOLA.com states that Fisher turned down a $6.0 million offer from LSU to remain at FSU earlier this week. The Tiger administration then offered $6.8 million that Fisher then turned down according to multiple sources. Fisher currently makes $5.25 million per year at FSU.
LSU athletic director Joe Alleva wanted to get a deal with Fisher done by Wednesday evening, and, when that didn't happen, then turned to Herman.
Fisher has repeatedly stated that he "loves being at Florida State" throughout the process, and FSU president John Thrasher stated that he would do whatever it takes. "within reason," to keep Fisher in Tallahassee.
That will likely include continued renovations to the facilities at FSU as well as an increase in support staff and increasing assistant coaching staff salaries.
He has been mentioned as a candidate for the LSU coaching position for more than a year now, even though the job only opened after the Tiger's fourth game of the season against Auburn. Former LSU head coach Les Miles was fired after the last second loss to the Tigers.
He was the LSU offensive coordinator from 2000-2006 before moving to FSU for the head coach in waiting title in 2007. He became the head coach at FSU in 2010.
Fisher is 77-16 as head coach for the Seminoles with three ACC titles and one National Championship.