College Football Rumors: Jimbo Fisher Getting an Extension, Raise?
Florida State is in the Discover Orange Bowl after capturing the ACC title for the first time since 2005 and head coach Jimbo Fisher could be in line for his second contract extension in a calendar year.
The Tallahassee Democrat was the first to report that FSU is working on a one-year extension.
According to Coley Harvey of the Orlando Sentinel, “The negotiations are still early enough that the proposed extension hasn’t yet reached the board of trustees.”
With a contract that was signed last December to run through the 2016 season, however without an increase in salary, two additional years were added to the contract, so a nice healthy raise should be in store after the Seminoles finished the regular season with a 12-2 record.
Already making more money than any other coach in the ACC–he earned $2.75 million this season–Fisher has excelled on the recruiting trail–he landed Mario Edwards, the No. 1 recruit in the nation last year–and on-the-field, averaging 10 wins per season since he replaced legendary coach Bobby Bowden three years ago, and is a perfect 2-0 in bowl games.
He has a chance to make it 3-0 vs. Northern Illinois in January after the Huskies won the MAC title and earned the conference’s first BCS bowl berth.
The potential extension comes at a time when Fisher has had his name pop up in connection with the vacant jobs in the SEC despite Fisher expressing his desire to stay in Tallahassee.
Fisher is a great coach and should be in Tallahassee for a long time and this year’s ACC title is the first of many more to come.
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