On Tuesday morning, a report surfaced that Florida State Seminoles Head Coach Jimbo Fisher had officially signed a five-year contract extension.
Over the last month or so, Fisher’s name has consistently been brought up when discussing the Texas Longhorns‘ vacant head coaching job.
Texas’ interest is no surprise – Fisher’s Seminoles are ranked #1, are 13-0 and are currently preparing to play the Auburn Tigers in the BCS Championship.
On Monday afternoon, the Seminoles probably put their fans at ease by confirming the initial report.
“We’re extremely pleased with the direction of our program and believe that this new contract will assure that coach Fisher is in place to lead the Seminoles for a long time to come,” Athletic Director Stan Wilcox said via the Associated Press.
The Seminoles have showed trust in Fisher, forcing legendary coach Bobby Bowden out to make way for him and building an indoor practice facility, something Fisher discussed since the day he arrived in Tallahassee.
“Coach Fisher enjoys the full support of the leadership of the university and we look forward to the continued success of our football program on the field and in the classroom.”
Fisher has been in talks to sign an extension for week and according to Tomahawk Nation’s Bud Elliot, Fisher got more money for his assistant coaches and had his incentives tweaked.
Fisher is 44-10 in four seasons with the Seminoles. In the four years prior to Fisher taking over, the Seminoles went 30-22.