Jimbo Fisher receives Florida State contract extension through 2022

Jimbo Fisher is under contract through 2022. (USATSI)
Jimbo Fisher is under contract through 2022. (USATSI)
Jimbo Fisher has been one of college football's most successful coaches over the past three seasons, quite arguably the most succesful. And he's now been rewarded with a contract that will treat him as such.

Florida State and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced Tuesday that Fisher has signed a new eight-year extension, one that will run through the 2022 season. Per the announcement, the contract "will include an increase in salary that will make him one of college football's highest paid coaches."

Specific financial details were not disclosed, with the release stating "the University is still working through some details of the contract and will release the document once it is complete." Fox Sports reported the contract would average $5.5 million per-season -- a substantial raise on Fisher's previous salary of $3.6 million, and enough to make him one of the handful of best-paid coaches in college football.

"I am honored to be the head coach at Florida State University, which I’ve said many times before,” Fisher said in the announcement. “I appreciate that FSU believes in what we are doing and supports our goal of maintaining one of the best programs in the country. It is a privilege to coach the young men in our program. It is truly a family.

“Florida State is a very special place. I appreciate the support of the administration in accomplishing some great things. We have improved in a number of areas over the years, and the commitment to providing the very best in academics, facilities and maturation and growth opportunities for our young men has been key to our success. I look forward to continuing to build on what we are establishing.”

Fisher and the Seminoles have won 29 consecutive games, beginning with the 2012 ACC Championship Game and continuing through undefeated 2013 and -- thus far -- 2014 seasons.

The Seminoles are currently nine-point underdogs to Oregon, their opponent in the Rose Bowl, one of two New Year's Day semifinals in the inaugural College Football Playoff.

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