Auburn fans dream of luring Jeff Fisher from the Rams

AP

Would Jeff Fisher quit the St. Louis Rams after less than one year to become the head coach at Auburn? No, but some Auburn fans are dreaming about it.

A story on the Auburn coaching search in the Ledger-Enquirer says that Fisher is one of the big names that keeps popping up in discussions about who could replace the fired coach Gene Chizik.

Fisher just took over the Rams this year and has made progress while building for the future with a young roster and a franchise that has stockpiled future draft picks. He has never coached in college and never shown any interest in leaving the NFL, and his $7 million salary is twice what Auburn was paying Chizik.

So why on earth would any Auburn fan think Fisher would go there? The hope Auburn fans cling to is that Auburn sophomore safety Trent Fisher is Jeff’s son, and maybe Jeff would want to coach his kid.

It’s not the most outlandish theory we’ve ever heard in a coaching search. But it’s not going to happen.