Jimbo Fisher signs new contract with Florida State

2:50 PM, Dec 31, 2013   |    comments
Jimbo Fisher and Florida State face Duke in the ACC title game on Saturday. (Photo: Melina Vastola, USA TODAY Sports)
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(USA TODAY Sports) Head football coach Jimbo Fisher signed a new contract with Florida State on Tuesday morning that will run through January 2019, athletic director Stan Wilcox announced.

Fisher is expected to speak at a news conference later Tuesday in California when the No. 1-ranked Seminoles arrive for the BCS national championship game against Auburn.

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"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 said. "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."

A copy of the contract will not be available for release until later this week, but will include a raise in annual compensation for Fisher, Wilcox said.

Sources told the Democrat after the ACC Championship Game earlier this month that Fisher was going to earn at least $4 million per year plus incentives – a deal that would make him one of the nation's 10 highest-paid football coaches.

Fisher had been in the second year of a five-year deal that paid him $2.75 million annually.

Fisher, who has led the Seminoles to a 13-0 record, has been rumored to be a candidate for the head coaching position at Texas.

Ira Schoffel writes for the Tallahassee Democrat.

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