FSU Extends Jimbo Fisher's Contract to 2015

By: FSU Sports Information
By: FSU Sports Information
 Florida State Director of Athletics Randy Spetman announced Saturday that the school has signed head football coach Jimbo Fisher to a one year contract extension taking him through the 2015 season.

FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher hasn’t decided whether he’ll start Christian Ponder yet.

Tallahassee, Fla. -- Florida State Director of Athletics Randy Spetman announced Saturday that the school has signed head football coach Jimbo Fisher to a one year contract extension taking him through the 2015 season.

“I want to thank Florida State for being proactive and helping our program, our coaching staff and myself,” said Jimbo Fisher. “I really appreciate our president, athletic director, trustees and boosters for seeing the vision we have for the program. The help and commitment they are providing will allow us to continue to take things in the direction we want to go. Everything is in place here at Florida State to be very successful and I really appreciate FSU’s commitment to excellence .”

Fisher’s new contract will pay him $2.75 million per year for five years. The additional compensation in his extended contract will come from FSU’s athletics contract with IMG and Nike and no public or private donations will be used.

“We are extremely pleased that we are able to extend Coach Fisher’s contract,” said Spetman. “The enthusiasm and momentum within our program is remarkable and we wanted to make sure that continues. The marketplace for coaches is very competitive and we believe this shows a strong commitment by both parties for the future of Seminole football.”

The Seminoles finished the 2010 season with a 10-4 record in Fisher’s first year as head coach with a win over South Carolina in the Chick-fil-A bowl, an appearance in the ACC Championship Game and wins over rivals Miami and Florida.


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  • by Nole Fan Location: Tally on Jan 11, 2011 at 02:06 AM
    Why not give him an extention? H e had a remarkeble 1st season and is now landing possibly the best recruiting class in years for the program and across the board when compared to the rest of the country's efforts. Bobby fans will always feel that Jimbo aint good enough and that Bobby was forced out. Bobby should've been fired 4-5 years ago, and if he would've been somewhere like Florida or any other top teir program he would have. Bobby built FSU, I'll give him that, but he also set it back 4-5 years with his unwillingness to make the necessary changes to stay successful.
  • by I'd be careful on Jan 10, 2011 at 06:00 AM
    Yeah, Bobby had a contract too and look what Jim Smith and TK did to him. I wouldn't trust this bunch as far as I could throw them. They're as slimy as they come.
  • by puzzled Location: florida on Jan 9, 2011 at 07:27 AM
    How do you not win your conference and get a raise?? Can't count a bowl game due to everyone goes to bowls these days...jezz...2.75mil...wow...
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