As the Florida State Seminoles are preparing to take on the Auburn Tigers in the BCS National Championship Game, head coach Jimbo Fisher has been one of the latest men involved in the Texas Longhorns coaching rumors.
While Florida State fans were wondering if the national title game would be their last opportunity to see Fisher leading their squad, it looks like they will have reason to celebrate.
According to Warchant.com, Fisher finalized an extension with the Seminoles on Tuesday morning.
In addition to fielding the No. 1 ranked team in college football and having another top 10 recruiting class on the way, it looks like Jimbo Fisher will stay on as the ‘Noles’ head football coach for the foreseeable future. That’s because Fisher just signed a new contract to serve as Florida State’s head football coach for the next five years. Shortly before the start of the Dec. 7 ACC Championship game it was reported that Fisher had agreed, in principle, to a new contract. That report might have been a bit premature since it took over three weeks to finalize all the details and get the contract signed. With a base salary of over $4.1 million a year, Fisher will become one of the 10 highest paid coaches in college football. The contract is also reportedly very “incentive laden” and is tied to his team’s success both on and off the field.
This would obviously be great news for Florida State and their fans and it would also allow the team to keep their focus as they prepare for Auburn.
Fisher enters the title game with a career record of 44-10 as the Seminoles head coach.
If the report is true, we should see an official announcement from Florida State University sooner rather than later.