The Florida State Seminoles are preparing to take on the Auburn Tigers in the BCS National Championship Game, and the university may have quietly removed a serious distraction.
According to Warchant.com, head coach Jimbo Fisher finalized a five year 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.
No word yet on the buyout, so it doesn’t officially take away the rumors of Fisher to Texas until the Longhorns actually hire a new coach.
Fisher enters the title game with a career record of 44-10 as the Seminoles head coach.