Florida State signs Jimbo Fisher to contract extension

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Tallahassee, FL, United States (4E Sports) – Florida State has signed head football coach Jimbo Fisher to a contract extension, athletic director Stan Wilcox announced.

Wilcox said a copy of the contract will not be available for release until later this week, but will include a raise in annual compensation for Fisher.

“We are 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,” Wilcox said.

“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,” he added.

There were conflicting reports about the length of Fisher’s new deal. USA Today reported that the No. 1 Seminoles have locked up Fisher until 2019 but ESPN said it was until 2018.

Earlier, sources said after the ACC Championship Game earlier this month that Fisher was going to earn at least $4 million per year plus incentives — a deal that would make him one of the nation’s 10 highest-paid football coaches.

Fisher had been in the second year of a five-year deal that paid him $2.75 million annually.

Fisher has led the Seminoles to a 13-0 record and a spot in the BCS National Championship against No. 2 Auburn Monday.

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