Posted December 31, 2013

Report: Florida State extends coach Jimbo Fisher through 2019

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Jimbo Fisher is 44-10 in TK years as the coach at Florida State (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Jimbo Fisher has won 44 of 54 games in four seasons as the coach at Florida State. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Jimbo Fisher has committed to Florida State for the long term. The Seminoles’ coach has signed a contract extension with the university through the 2019 season, Warchant.com reports.

According to the report, Fisher will become one of the 10 highest paid coaches in the country with a base salary of more than $4.1 million a year. Fisher had been rumored as a candidate to replace Mack Brown as the coach at Texas, but this extension likely takes him out of the running for what many consider to be the best job in college football.

In a statement, Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox said Fisher’s contract cements the coach as the cornerstone of the Seminoles’ future.

“We are extremely please with the direction of our program and believe that this new contract will assure that Coach [Jimbo] Fisher is in place to lead the Seminoles for a long time to come. Coach [Jimbo] 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.”

Florida State finished the season ranked No. 1, with a berth in the BCS title game against No. 2 Auburn. The Seminoles’ 13-0 campaign was just the fourth perfect season in school history, and it pushed Fisher’s overall record at Florida State to 44-10. In 2012, he and the Seminoles won the ACC championship and the Orange Bowl.

13 comments
coalter.martin
coalter.martin

While it's likely that all of these extensions being signed did or will shy Texas away from any one coach, I find it odd that the general masses assume that the richest college sports program in the country will stop considering anyone because they signed an extension.


Signing an extension isn't just good if you don't get chosen by Texas. It's also good if you are chosen, because it means Texas has to pay more if they really want you. These coaches are doing what's in their best interest, now, and if Texas offers even more money--and I'm not saying they would--it might be in these coaches best interest to jump ship even after signing an extension.


I am a Texas alum and fan, and I was really hoping we would get Fisher or Briles. I don't know enough about Franklin and some of the other names mentioned.

sportsGuy12
sportsGuy12

just read more about it and this does not rule him out for the Texas job

villepeople
villepeople

I thought Texas could get any coach they wanted???? WAH HAPPENED???

FredFlintsone
FredFlintsone

Anybody who says anything negative about University of Texas has  not spoken to Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher  and Gus Malzan.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

I thought sure I had seen Mrs. Fisher looking for houses in Austin. Maybe it was Jon Gruden's wife...

6marK6
6marK6

"Glad we could help another coach get a pay raise."

The University of Texas

coalter.martin
coalter.martin

And pardon all the missed punctuation, please...

megalodale
megalodale

@villepeople They do have the coach they wanted.  Signed, sealed and delivered, and will announce it after the BCS bowls are completed.  Meanwhile, all the others are using it to get raises out of their own schools.  Quite comical, actually.

GregJackson
GregJackson

@villepeople Drayton McLane is going to write Baylor a huge check to keep Art Briles.  It's going to be Franklin by default.

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

@6marK6 go back and look at how many times the Univ of Texas gave Mack a raise.  It was damn near every year, for doing what they paid him to do already.

megalodale
megalodale

@Sportsfan18That's how it works, dipsh*t.  Maybe you'll figure that out before you retire so you can get raises, too.  Or not.