Will Senator Thrasher become FSU's next president?
Florida State University's Board of Trustees is gearing up for a national search to replace outgoing President Eric Barron. They will name an interim president, identify the members of the search committee and hire a firm during a meeting on Friday.
But everybody seems to think that Sen. John Thrasher has his eye on the presidency at his beloved alma mater and would be an immediate front-runner.
Senate colleagues are wondering if 2014 will be 70-year-old Thrasher's final session even though he has filed papers to run for re-election later this year. Prominent FSU alumni and boosters are wondering if Thrasher, a well-regarded fundraiser, is the best man for the job.
But Thrasher isn't saying much, at least right now.
"Nobody’s contacted me," he told the Times/Herald. "I haven't had any discussions with anybody. I know people are buzzing about it, but I plan on being the best senator I can be for the next two months and represent the people of District 6."
He may not have that long.