COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M moved a step closer to hiring its next football coach on Thursday, holding a board of regents meeting to discuss the parameters of a contract offer and establish a timetable for landing its next coach, which could be Florida State's Jimbo Fisher.
Chancellor John Sharp said the school should "very shortly" announce the scheduling of another regents meeting that would be held to approve the coaching hire. Though he didn't name Fisher or anybody specifically, Sharp indicated a short timetable for the process, saying the meeting could be called as early as Friday, meaning the regents would have identified whom they intend to hire.
Sources told ESPN earlier this week that the Aggies are preparing to make Fisher one of the sport's highest-paid coaches with an annual salary of more than $7 million.
Asked what he's looking for in Texas A&M's next coach, Sharp deadpanned: "Nothing serious, just want him to win a national championship."
Sharp on Thursday touted the resources Texas A&M has to offer to its new coach.
"We've got the best facilities in the SEC, we've got the best stadium ... and we intend to have the best coach before this is over," he said.
Fisher reiterated Thursday that he expects to be on the sideline Saturday for the Seminoles' regular-season finale against Louisiana-Monroe. Florida State (5-6) needs a win to become bowl eligible for a 36th consecutive season, the longest active streak nationally.
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