AUBURN — Florida State offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher will have a chance to elaborate on a rather tepid statement denying interest in Auburn’s vacant head-coaching job when he speaks to the Montgomery Quarterback Club tonight.
Fisher is the featured speaker for the banquet, which will include an awards presentation for high school and college players.
The former Auburn offensive coordinator already has been designated as Bobby Bowden’s successor at Florida State, but that hasn’t stopped his name from emerging in Auburn’s ongoing coaching search.
Florida State President T.K. Wetherell said he had been assured by Fisher that there was nothing to the Auburn rumors. Wetherell also emphasized that any contact with another school, even through an agent, is contractually prohibited.
“There’s nothing to the Fisher deal,” Wetherell told the Tallahassee Democrat.
Fisher will be paid $2.5 million if he is not named FSU’s head coach after the 2010 season. His buyout if he leaves for another job is $5 million.
Auburn already paid $5.08 million to buy out former coach Tommy Tuberville, who resigned Wednesday.
Fisher’s lone public statement on the Auburn job has been considerably less adamant.