Florida State is bracing for the departure of its football coach.
A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that school officials think Jimbo Fisher will leave the Seminoles for Texas A&M and that FSU has started the process of vetting potential candidates.
Fisher reiterated Thursday that he expects to be on the sideline Saturday for the regular-season finale against Louisiana-Monroe.
The Seminoles were ranked third in the AP preseason poll but lost quarterback Deondre Francois in the opener against Alabama. They were 3-6 at one point before winning their last two. Florida State also needs a win on Saturday and in a bowl game to avoid its first losing season since 1976.