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FSU coach Jimbo Fisher looks to be locked in to Tallahassee for the foreseeable future.
Fisher signed a contract extension with the school, FSU athletic director Stan Wilcox announced Tuesday.
"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," Wilcox stated in a release.
The deal is reportedly for five years, according to Warchant.com. Reports surfaced on Dec. 7 that Fisher had agreed to an extension that would pay him $4.1 million. His previous contract paid him $2.75 million annually. Wilcox confirmed on Dec. 7 that the two sides reached a deal, although specifics of the contract could not be released because it was not yet official.
Since then, Fisher’s name became tied to the vacant Texas position. The extension does not ensure that he will stay at FSU, but it does send a message about his commitment to the program.
"We got the contract, so today was the first time I had a chance to sign it and I gave it to Stan and very happy and that's what we agreed upon during the season, toward the end of the season, and very proud of that and very happy to be at Florida State," Fisher said.
FSU will not release a copy of the contract until later this week, but the school confirmed that the new deal would include a raise in annual compensation for Fisher, who is 45-10 in his four seasons as FSU’s coach.
The news of Fisher’s contract extension broke just hours before the Seminoles left Tallahassee for California, where FSU faces Auburn Monday in Pasadena in the BCS National Championship Game. It is FSU’s first appearance in a title game since going three consecutive years from 1998-2000.
"Like I say, I'm very happy to be there, they're very happy to have me," Fisher said. "Hopefully that relationship will go on for a long time. We had a great year. I love working there, love being there, and very comfortable there."