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    Monday, January 08, 2007

    Fisher Has History Of Potent Offenses

    Under Jimbo Fisher's offense, LSU's offense ranked 18th overall and ninth in scoring following the regular season this year. Junior quarterback JeMarcus Russell ranks third nationally in passing efficiency (168.10) and the Tiger offense has three players ranked among the Top 100 in the nation in receptions per game.

    Between 2000 and 2005, Fisher's offense's set 13 school records, including points in a season (475 in 2003), total yards (5,857 in 2003), and passing touchdowns (30 in 2003).

    In seven years with the Tigers, Fisher coached four LSU quarterbacks who were NFL Draft picks - Josh Booty, Rohan Davey, Craig Nall and Matt Mauck - and another (Randall), who made an NFL roster as a defensive back. In addition, under Fisher's guidance, the Tigers have had two First-Team All-SEC quarterbacks (Booty and Russell), and two Second-Team All-SEC selections (Davey and Mauck).
    Fisher was named a finalist for the Broyles Assistant Coach of the Year Award in 2001.

    Prior to joining the Tigers, Fisher engineered one of the nation's most potent offensive attacks at Cincinnati in 1999. The Bearcats ranked 16th in the nation in total offense with an average of 424.4 yards a contest (172.2 rushing, 252.2 passing).

    Before joining the Bearcats, Fisher served as the quarterbacks coach at Auburn under Terry Bowden from 1993-98 where he tutored record-setting quarterbacks Stan White, Patrick Nix and Dameyune Craig, who is the only 3,000-yard passer in Auburn history.

    Fisher, a native of Clarksburg, W. Va., also served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Samford for two years (1991-92) before joining the Auburn staff. He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant tutoring quarterbacks at Samford from 1988-90.

    In college, Fisher played quarterback for Terry Bowden for three seasons, two at Salem College (1985-86) and one at Samford (1987). While at Samford, he set the national record for touchdowns in a season with 34 and was named the Division III National Player of the Year.

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