Originally Posted by PeYToN-SS
FSU isn't as good of a job as many people think. FSU was 10-1 going into the Florida game and were ranked as low as 20 something in the computers. If Jimbo was 10-1 at Tennessee or Auburn he would have still been in the national title hunt. One loss in the ACC ends any shot at a BCS title. It doesn't make a difference in the SEC. UT and AU can both offer more money for him and his staff than FSU can afford. They are in a terrible financial situation.
Tennessee is now paying 3 (Fulmer, Pearl, and Dooley) coaches not to coach for them anymore. In fact Tennessee's athletic department cant even afford to contribute money to the school anymore. Even Pat Summit is suing the school for forcing her out.
How is FSU not in a better financial situation right now? I also think its easier to go undefeated in the ACC than it would be to lose less than 2 games in the SEC. FSU is still a national brand where as Tennessee is a dumpster fire going on for the better half of a decade.
The recruiting is easier, the job itself is more stable, the ACC is easier to win in, and I honestly dont think Jimbo is under as much pressure as he would have been at Tennessee.