Report: FSU believes Fisher will leave for A&M

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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.