Head coach Jimbo Fisher has coached his Florida State Seminoles to a perfect 13-0 record, the top spot in the country and a berth in the National Championship. Since taking over for legendary head coach Bobby Bowden, Fisher has guided the Seminoles to a 45-10 overall record in the last four seasons and has a perfect 3-0 record in bowl games. Last season, his team defeated Northern Illinois in the Discover Orange Bowl for the Seminoles first BCS Bowl victory since 2000.
Fishers’ success on the field and in the recruiting process has not gone unnoticed around the college ranks. In recent weeks, Fisher was the subject of many rumors linking him to the opening at the University of Texas. He won’t be leaving Florida State anytime soon.
On the last day of 2013, it was announced that Florida State University extended Fishers’ contract to the tune of $21 million dollars and five years, keeping him with the Seminoles through the 2018 season.
Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox issued the following statement Tuesday, ”
“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. 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.”
Florida State fans let out a collective sigh of relief after the news broke. Despite what happens in the BCS Championship, Florida State appears poised to have another successful season in 2014 with many of their players returning along with reigning Heisman Trophy winner QB Jameis Winston.
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