Jimbo Fisher Inks 5-Year Extension, But Coach Will Leave With Jameis Winston
Just because Jimbo Fisher signed a five-year extension with the Florida State Seminoles on Tuesday, doesn’t mean he’s cemented as the Seminoles’ head coach from now until 2018. In fact, I fully expect Fisher to bolt for another job the second Jameis Winston declares he’s leaving for the NFL Draft — whenever that may be.
Now, the 48-year old Fisher has been around the block once or twice, so he knows he has a good thing down in Tallahassee. Who in their right mind would walk away from a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, who is guaranteed to stay in the college ranks for at least one more year? Therefore, it wasn’t all too shocking when Florida State decided to “lock up” it’s head coach.
Moreover, Fisher is a West Virginia native who has been heavily rumored to the Texas Longhorns job since the news of a Mack Brown resignation became public. If Fisher was contemplating skipping out on a National Championship team for an opening at Texas, then I think that tells you all you need to know about Fisher’s supposed loyalty to the Seminoles.
At the end of the day: Fisher made the right move by signing a five-year deal with the Seminoles. But, any college football fan who believes Fisher is going to stay with Florida State even after Jameis Winston leaves town is nothing short of a moron.