With 5 winning seasons, 4 bowl wins, 3 conferences titles and a National Championship win, FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher has more than earned his job security.
READ MORE:Rajon Rondo trade details – Lakers didn’t want to trade Julius Randle for Rondo Bahamas Bowl – Central Michigan faces Western Kentucky and one of the top offenses in football Deron Williams trade rumors – Brooklyn Nets deal with Sacramento Kings not in the works at this time
Jimbo Fisher has led Florida State to two consecutive undefeated regular seasons and has been rewarded appropriately for it with an eight-year contract through 2022 that will make him one of the highest paid coaches in football.
Salary terms were not disclosed because contract details are still being worked out, but according to ESPN.com’s Chris Low the deal is worth an average of $5.5 million a year.
“I am pleased that we have been able to secure Coach Fisher as our head coach for the long term,” FSU athletic director Stan Wilcox said in a statement. “The commitment we are making to him is a reflection of the outstanding job he has done in leading our program to its current level of excellence. While we are delighted with the undefeated season this year and our upcoming appearance in the inaugural College Football Playoff, we began working on this new contract before the success of this past season was in full view. It is a great day for Florida State.”
Fisher, who is 58-10 in five seasons at Florida State, earned a new contract last season after taking Florida State to an undefeated national championship victory, one that increased his salary into the $4 million pay range.
“I am honored to be the head coach at Florida State University, which I’ve said many times before,” Fisher said in a statement. “I appreciate that FSU believes in what we are doing and supports our goal of maintaining one of the best programs in the country. It is a privilege to coach the young men in our program. It is truly a family.
“Florida State is a very special place. I appreciate the support of the administration in accomplishing some great things. We have improved in a number of areas over the years, and the commitment to providing the very best in academics, facilities and maturation and growth opportunities for our young men has been key to our success. I look forward to continuing to build on what we are establishing.”
Fisher has guided Florida State to three straight ACC championships and 29 straight victories, and he has the Seminoles in position to win a second straight national title.