Florida State Agrees to Five-Year Extension with Jimbo Fisher

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Football Texture/iStockPhoto(NEW YORK) — Sorry Texas fans, Jimbo Fisher likely isn’t heading anywhere for a while. Fisher and Florida State have agreed upon a five-year contract extension.

Fisher’s new deal will keep him under contract through the 2018 season, and ESPN is reporting that the deal is worth $21 million.

Since taking over for longtime head coach Bobby Bowden, Fisher has gone 45-10 during his four years at Florida State. He has also help guide the team to face Auburn in the Vizio National Championship game against Auburn on Monday.

“We are extremely pleased with the direction of our program and belive that this new contract will ensure that Coach Fisher is in place to lead the Seminoles for a long time to come,” Florida said athletic director Stan Wilcox said in a statement released by the school.

It had been reported that the University of Texas would be pursuing Fisher to take over for the recently departed Mack Brown as the school’s head football coach.

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