West Virginia, still smarting from the devious poaching of its hot coaching prospect barely removed from a powerful commitment to the program, briefly thought it had succeeded this afternoon in poaching a hot coaching prospect barely removed from a powerful commitment to the program, according to a Palm Beach Post report that Jimbo Fisher was offered the WVU head coaching job, and was on the brink of accepting even after being named Florida State's resident "coach-in-waiting" earlier this month. The blow-by-blow at vigilant Mountaineer site West By God Virginia, pressing its alleged insiderz-y flesh, said at one point, "sources are still confident that an announcement will be made tonight and a press conference held tomorrow."
Prince Jimbo will ascend to the throne of his promised kingdom, thank you.
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Not so much, as it turns out, though the stab at an "announcement" was technically accurate:
"I know media reports are circulating regarding the possibility of West Virginia's head coaching position," Fisher said in the statement.
"I am a native of West Virginia and love the state but I want to make clear that I am staying at Florida State. I am committed to this university, this program and these players. I am excited about where I am and where Seminole football is headed."
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If at first you can't lure the Great Bowden's adopted spawn, go for the real thing. Merry Christmas, West Virginia. Take him home.