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Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher gets raise, contract extension through 2024



Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Seminoles through the 2024 season.

The deal boosts Fisher's annual salary to $5.5 million, up from $5.25 million, and comes after another season of rumors that other programs (LSU, Texas) were interested in poaching him.

With a nine-win season, Fisher's deal will be extended for another year, but he can only achieve that bonus twice.

Fisher's Seminoles play Michigan in the Orange Bowl - FSU's fifth consecutive trip to a New Year's Six/BCS bowl game.

FSU's news release includes these comments:

Fisher: "I am proud to be the football coach at Florida State University, and I am happy we were able to reach a long-term contract to have our staff in place for a long time. We are committed to developing young men in all phases of their lives and we have the administrative staff in place to do this. Florida State is a special place and I look forward to continuing to build on our past success into the future."

Athletic director Stan Wilcox: "Coach Fisher has done an outstanding job in leading our football program, and is clearly one of the top coaches in college football. He is committed to maintaining the elite status of FSU football and we are fortunate and proud to secure him for the long term."

FSU president John Thrasher: "Coach Fisher is doing a great job as our head football coach, and we are thrilled to continue working with him, as well as his assistant coaches, who all care so much about Florida State University's success."

[Last modified: Monday, December 19, 2016 4:43pm]


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