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Jimbo Fisher puts pen to paper on new FSU contract

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It appears Texas can cross one significant name off its coaching to-do list.

Florida State announced Tuesday afternoon that, as expected, Jimbo Fisher has signed a new contract that will include a raise and extension.  Fisher is now under contract with FSU through at least the 2019 season.

It had been reported nearly four weeks ago that Fisher and the university had agreed to the terms of a new deal.

“We are extremely pleased with the direction of our program and believe that this new contract will assure that Coach Fisher is in place to lead the Seminoles for a long time to come,” athletic director Stan Wilcox said in a statement. “Coach Fisher enjoys the full support of the leadership of the university and we look forward to the continued success of our football program on the field and in the classroom.”

Contractual details, including buyout figures, are expected to be released later this week.  It’s believed Fisher’s new deal would bump him from $2.7 million to just over $4 million annually, making him one of the highest-paid coaches in college football.

The announcement comes six days prior to the Seminoles’ BCS title game matchup with Auburn.  It also comes amidst rumors that Fisher is at or near the top of UT’s candidates to replace Mack Brown.

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28 Responses to “Jimbo Fisher puts pen to paper on new FSU contract”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 31, 2013 12:01 PM

    Not a good morning for Horns fans….

  2. goodfieldnohit says: Dec 31, 2013 12:10 PM

    Doesn’t matter. They are going to hire Bill Cowher, lolololololol

  3. gquesen says: Dec 31, 2013 12:19 PM

    Did Texas actually believe this guy would leave Florida State? Texas is delusional right now. They’re going after coaches that clearly love their jobs. David Shaw coaches his alma mater. They actually thought they could just flash some dollars and he would just leave. Jim Harbaugh coaches the the 49ers, the freakin 49ers! Who leaves that job for a college team. Texas, you’re not as great as you think you are.

  4. dhardy8207 says: Dec 31, 2013 12:35 PM

    Smart move by FSU…

    Well, on to the next one UT brass!… The hunt is getting thin for a HC.

  5. beveaux says: Dec 31, 2013 12:49 PM

    Only $4.1 million? Not much by Texas standards.

    Plus, the word is that the buyout is –zero–.

    So, Jimbo signs the contract to ensure himself of a substantial raise, but leaves the door open for other offers.

    Don’t worry FSU fans, Jimbo is not the Number One target.

  6. tgaustin says: Dec 31, 2013 12:50 PM

    You all might want to check out the buy-out in his new contract.

  7. jerrahsucks says: Dec 31, 2013 1:05 PM

    And Saban had no buyout in his contract, and on and on and on. Texas just can’t take no for an answer. Delusional is right.

  8. stopthemadness101 says: Dec 31, 2013 1:12 PM

    It doesn’t matter what his buyout is. He’s not leaving FSU. Suck it Texas.

  9. dhardy8207 says: Dec 31, 2013 1:14 PM

    “Contractual details, including buyout figures, are expected to be released later this week.”

    —————————————————————-

    Sounds like NO ONE outside of FSU yet knows the details of a buy-out clause. But obviously the UT fans posting have an inside tip…

  10. kdbroom says: Dec 31, 2013 1:16 PM

    Until there’s confirmation of a significant buyout, then any discussion of his staying at FSU is premature, and little more than speculation.

  11. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 31, 2013 1:18 PM

    @ Horns fans….

    You really believe that this guy is about to win a national title and then walk away for more money?

  12. tgaustin says: Dec 31, 2013 1:24 PM

    Let me help out those that have trouble reading. His buy out went from 2.5$ to $0. That being said, I never said he was leaving, just simply look at this fact. I and everyone else on this website have no idea who Steve Patterson is looking at.

  13. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Dec 31, 2013 1:40 PM

    The Texas job has done more to get coaches raises and extensions like nobody’s business

  14. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 31, 2013 1:47 PM

    @tgaustin

    Stop acting like you weren’t insinuating that the $0 buyout means you think he’s still in play for the horns….

  15. tgaustin says: Dec 31, 2013 1:50 PM

    Oh, I’m sorry 8to8, please explain what you were insinuating from your first comment earlier? You first.

  16. mogogo1 says: Dec 31, 2013 2:45 PM

    We’re just lucky to have so many experts on the unreleased details of the contract frequenting this message board. Really, what are the odds that people with insider knowledge would have the time or desire to make multiple posts in a day to a CFT story?

  17. realfootballfan says: Dec 31, 2013 3:04 PM

    I like Wilcox. That’s one smooth cat.

  18. wvucolumbus says: Dec 31, 2013 3:12 PM

    Charlie Strong…Let’s just get on with it.

    Look what he did at Louisville (historically, weak football presence). The guy would be a fantastic choice for the Longhorns.

    Recruit-Check
    X’s and O’s-Check
    Looks the part-Check

    No brainer.

  19. realfootballfan says: Dec 31, 2013 3:13 PM

    beveaux,

    Unlike desperate schools, we don’t care about a buyout. He can leave when he pleases, which is the way it should be in America. No one’s going to panic over that. I’m sure no shortage of people would love the job if he leaves. Great weather, excellent school with a good academic reputation, no psychotic boosters running the program, great money, no state tax, a campus of the finest women walking around campus in belly shirts and shorts to entice 18 year old men that it’s the place to be for 4 years, and you get to recruit Florida. Also, Tallahassee is a beautiful city that’s not out in the boondocks like most college towns. There’s actually a large portion of the city, it being the state capital and all, that doesn’t revolve around the college.

  20. realfootballfan says: Dec 31, 2013 3:17 PM

    theworkhorsebackdotcom,

    Pretty sure Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban could have punched up their raises and extension on what they’ve actually done. Saban has dominated college football, including Texas as one of his victims, and Jimbo is playing for FSU’s first national championship in nearly 15 years in a week. Don’t think Texas has anything to do with people rewarding a job well done.

  21. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 31, 2013 4:14 PM

    tgaustin says:
    Dec 31, 2013 1:50 PM

    Oh, I’m sorry 8to8, please explain what you were insinuating from your first comment earlier? You first.
    ————————

    Sure,

    I was insinuating that its been a bad morning for the Horns because they got throttled last night in Mack’s farewell game, and then the coach that many have speculated is on the top of their coaching search list just signed a deal this morning with his current team. So it appears that he’s off the market for them.

    My second post, I wasn’t insinuating anything, just asking if Horns fans really think a coach would win a national title at a historic powerhouse and then walk away for more money.

  22. cranespy says: Dec 31, 2013 4:29 PM

    Charlie Strong…Let’s just get on with it.

    Look what he did at Louisville (historically, weak football presence). The guy would be a fantastic choice for the Longhorns.

    Recruit-Check
    X’s and O’s-Check
    Looks the part-Check

    No brainer.
    ———————–
    Leave it to a Mountaineer fan to get it right. Charlie Strong is the absolutely, 100% BEST choice to take Texas back go the top of college football. Now if we could find a real coach for our beloved Eers!

  23. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Dec 31, 2013 5:01 PM

    @realfootballfan

    yeah you’re right. From a contract standpoint it doesn’t hurt either guy to have their name mentioned as a candidate for the the Texas job. It only helps to drive their value up.

  24. normtide says: Dec 31, 2013 7:34 PM

    The pressure is mounting for UT. All we have read about is how Texas has more money then any program, and how any coach would drop their panties for UT. Texas can is the greatest job in America. But, all the top coaches are staying put. So now UT must hit a homerun, with few left on the market. Expect Texas and the media to be proven wrong, like myself and many others have said. Hiring coaches isn’t as easy as it was. The top programs all have a fairly even amount of resources.

  25. realfootballfan says: Dec 31, 2013 7:49 PM

    It’s just like recruiting. Whereas in the past players felt like they needed to be in a certain place to make it to the NFL, they know better in today’s landscape. If you’re making good money in a good situation already, why would you leave today? Even for Charlie Strong, he’s gotten everything he’s asked for at Louisville, is making a ton of money, and has ties to Florida, not Texas. I’m sure he could adjust, but why rock the boat for something so unknown? Now, if either Florida State or Florida were after him, that would have been a more natural fit. Texas is going to have a tough time filling this job because of all those dynamics they are facing.

  26. realfootballfan says: Dec 31, 2013 7:55 PM

    theworkhorsebackdotcom,

    If the $4.1 figure is accurate, that’s hardly a Texas-driven raise. Like I’ve said about this previously, the only thought I had of Fisher going to Texas was because his foundation that raises money for research on a rare disease his son has would have a much bigger profile in Austin with all of those grateful billionaires nearby helping the cause. However, just strictly speaking as coaching jobs go, I think his eye would only be on one of the premiere SEC jobs at Alabama or LSU if Saban or Miles move on.

  27. jimmy53 says: Jan 1, 2014 5:50 PM

    Whoever is saying that Jimbo’s buyout is zero is listening to liars who are spouting Texas B.S. propaganda. Sources inside FSU say that the buyout has not changed from his last buyout clause (2 million). Now, UT could easily pay that–although they’ve said they have no intention of breaking the bank for a new coach.

    Delusional UT fans—shoot for Briles or Strong, they’re your best bet right now. And whoever is telling you the buyout is $0–stop listening to them, because they either have no clue or are just lying.

  28. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 2, 2014 12:32 PM

    Looks like it’s going to be Briles so this is a moot point now.

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