Texas A& M worried about losing Jimbo to LSU

Real concern amongst boosters that Jimbo will follow the AD to LSU. His contract has no buyout. Would be a bad look for A& M.

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That would be hilarious. Especially at this point in the college football hiring cycle

Keep calm, Gobble on

I like Coach O. I think he won the fans over last year too.

Same. I don't think it's a stretch by any means to say Jimbo is a better Xs and Os guy, but who would you rather root for as a fan or play for as a player? Eddie O is a ride or die dude.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Exactly right. Can't take away a guy who is simply HAVING A PRESS CONFERENCE

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Thats awesome. My new favorite non-Hokie coach.....and I hate the SEC.....
I think thats better than Buzz's Quit Cussin.

VHokie

Coach O is awesome it sucked when he didnt get the USC job, but I think LSU is more preferable to him.

Sarkisian was probably the right hire at the time, but you know what happened there. And now Clay Helton has been vastly underwhelming too.

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I don't know, its hard to say Sark was the right hire since that team played their butts off for Coach O. He might not be the best X and Os coach but his team's love him. Also Sarks issue clot my thoughts on it.

I dont usually cheer for SEC teams, but when I do, its LSU... My distaste for Jimbo would put an end to that.

I get that A&M grabbed up Buzz and people are salty about that, A&M has so much in common with us and has been pretty decent supporters of us (at least on r/cfb). They're kinda like our Texas school sibling.

I'm hoping that we're at the testing phase of the grief process and can move on to acceptance soon. I'm looking forward to seeing what CMY can do.

Buzz isn't the first coach of ours they've poached and when you add in the talk of Bud nearly taking that job as well it's not hard to see why people are fed up with them.

Also keep in mind that right now on 247, Tony Grimes is listed as 50/50 between us and aTm.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

No, they aren't our kinda, or really, school sibling. That isn't a thing, for us or any school in the country. They are poaching our coaches and athletes, just like UVA or UNC. And at least those schools have the decency to do that BEFORE they get to VT.

Now, if A&M wants to send about 4 good players and a couple of coaches to us, then fine I'll consider them siblings and take back my comments.

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

They have so much money. We are nothing like them in the sports world. We do more with less. They do less with the most.

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I think I'm more worried about A&M possibly looking longingly at Whit than anything right now

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Why Whit cant keep their basketball coach happy.

This isnt a knock against Whit

Ehhh. Whit like Buzz is living in his home state. I would argue Tech is the biggest sports college in the state (even with UVA winning it all). I think Whit wants to do big things at Tech, his home state college, just like Buzz wanted to do big things back in his home state at a program where he started his career. They are one in the same.

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I would disagree that Tech is the biggest sports school in the state in light of recent events.

'95 @UVA, '95 Sugar Bowl, '96 @Miami, '99 flip, '03 v Miami, '05 Bourbon St., '09 Coale, '14 @OSU

We have the first 18 years of this century, they have the last one.

It depends on how you define sports, as most VT fans would sports=football

as most VT fans people would sports= football

FIFY

On top of this, Whit said during the MY introductory press conference, "I like to see somebody that gets their dream job, like I did." Sounds like he's happy to be home.

Life comes at you fast, doesn't it Texas A&M?

THIS PLEASES ME

This seems very odd as he has only been Jimbo's boss for a year and 14 years ago they worked in the same athletic department (couldn't find Woodward's actual job). LSU hired an alumni that made two very high profile coaching hires as well as lead a behemoth athletic department.

This would be like Shane Beamer becoming a head coach, lead his team to two national championships. VT would come calling when it had an opening, or less than ideal fit.

I dont see the Jimbo angle as much as their BBall coach has had off the court issues and no one likes the football coach until they beat bama. Jimbo hasnt beaten bama.

Justice!

I hope this happens. That is all.

Where's the beef?

Good

Are you reporting this or are you basing this off of a credible article or media report?

I thought you were on vacation?

Where's the beef?

It's hard. I haven't been able to fully disconnect. There was a security vulnerability out in the wild, and I had to patch the site this morning. I have one more spring practice task I committed to do (editing French's film review, yes, film, and I previously committed to getting Sam's work edited and published, so I wanted to follow through on that) and then I hope to log off completely for a sustained period of time. Thanks for asking though.

I hope to log off completely for a sustained period of time.

And then the inmates will be running the asylum.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

PRISON RULESSS!! Guitarman has his work cut out for him lol

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

There's only one of him. We are many.

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But I'm the one who can simply power down the server.

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

And then the inmates will be running the asylum.

I cant wait....

Where's the beef?

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Let's get this party started

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

This is how the movie Idiocracy started, I think.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

I mean VTGM is barely on here anymore, and I'm atop the Big Board by a country mile

are we sure this isn't already the case?

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

I'm atop the Big Board by a country mile

wait, what? This is news to me. I can't believe you haven't mentioned it before now. /s

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Gobble Till You Wobble

Hopefully you get to take some time off from real work also. Enjoy man!

Where's the beef?

I think everyone is missing the BIG news out of this comment...

I have one more spring practice task I committed to do (editing French's film review,

I don't know who was able to film the spring game, but bless'em!

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

I've been reading it a bunch on Twitter and Reddit before it was posted here. The A&M AD was just hired away and people are worried he will try to take Jimbo with him.

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I don't know if that can happen anytime soon. Ed O. has a hefty buyout clause. Supposedly at $6 million in 2019, $4.5 million in 2020.

Are you suggesting that LSU doesn't have the 'fuck you' money to do whatever they want?

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Considering they just paid 1.5 mil to Les in November, paying out Ed and whatever it would take to bring Jimbo onboard may be stretching the Athletic budget a little.

LSU made $145m in revenue in 2018 and had $137m in expenses. And that's after the creative accounting all schools do to make it look like they're not pocketing as much as they really are.

They could do this without breaking a sweat.

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Meanwhile the academic side is in bankruptcy.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Ed O. has a hefty buyout clause.

This was one of the dumbest salary moves in a while. Ed O is at his dream job, he's not going anywhere. No idea why LSU would give him such a high buy out.

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Thanks for the links, interesting articles. Sounds like Woodward cooked the books at Washington, and left them with a large unanticipated debt. Jimbo Fisher fisted Florida State when he left, and Buzz didn't particularly give two shits about how he left us. They seem like a team that is destined for each other.

Fisher and Buzz to LSU, you heard it here.

If our team had any identity at all, it was patience.
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I didn't think you were. For next time though, those links and articles should be posted in the original post.

Would not there be a revolt in Baton Rouge if Coach O was canned?

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

Depends on how the last game went

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

LSU donors saw an AD who would listen to the donors on how to win championships by throwing around wads of donor money and said "I want that". The AD was hired to hire who the donors want hired. Its gonna escalate the arms race for proven coaches at the same time it bites both LSU and TAMU.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Poor little fellas

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

I hope that LSU is not only pursuing Jimbo, I hope that "there is no backup plan" to getting him to Baton Rouge

Ed Orgeron is the perfect LSU football coach! That would suck to see LSU with anyone else as their coach!!!

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

A good friend of mine played for Coach O at USC in their heyday, and he is animate that Coach O is one of the biggest blowhards he ever played for. He was just a liar and treated everyone like absolute dog shit.

I never met the guy, so I can't speak on it personally, but he didn't paint a pretty picture.

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I rescind my favorite non-Hokie coach comment......
What I meant to say is, he is my favorite non-Hokie couch....not coach. I love a good piece of furniture.....

VHokie

What is it they say about karma.....

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

I hope he leaves, and leaves them with 25 scholarship players

LSU would be stupid to do it. Jimbo Fisher is a lousy coach.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Almost beat Clemson last year AND was on the bad end of a questionable call. Has a National Championship. Probably terrible behind the scenes. He's not one I'd want but what makes you think he's lousy?