FSU Football Coach Jimbo Fisher Gets Pay Raise

By: Jerry Askin Email
By: Jerry Askin Email

FSU tuition isn't the only thing on the rise -- its new head football coach is also getting a salary boost.

A 10 win season for the 'Noles was enough to earn Jimbo Fisher a raise of almost a million dollars a year.

The university released the finalized contract Wednesday. Fisher will receive an additional $525,000 annually for radio and TV obligations and another $425,000 boost for his speaking engagements across the country.

FSU Junior Larry Edwards says, "Fisher is doing amazing things with the athletic program. Athletics brings in a lot of money and attention to the University."

FSU Senior William Castro disagrees with Fisher's pay raise and says, "I feel that his raise is a bit excessive and that he should earn his spot on the team more as a coach, considering that he started last semester."

Senior Cherell Ponder says, "I'm actually for it. I feel like we got the number one recruiting class this year, I think Jimbo has done a great job with where he's taken the football team."

His total package is a 5 year deal worth just under 14 million bucks.

Jimbo's base salary remains the same at $225,000 per year, but under the new deal, Fisher will take home five million more than the five year, 9 million dollar deal he signed nearly a year ago.

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