Jimbo Fisher gets contract extension

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has signed a one-year contract extension taking him through the 2015 season, the school announced on Saturday.

“I want to thank Florida State for being proactive and helping our program, our coaching staff and myself,” Fisher said in a prepared statement. “I really appreciate our president, athletic director, trustees and boosters for seeing the vision we have for the program. The help and commitment they are providing will allow us to continue to take things in the direction we want to go. Everything is in place here at Florida State to be very successful and I really appreciate FSU’s commitment to excellence.”

Fisher’s new contract will pay him $2.75 million per year for five years. The additional compensation in his extended contract will come from FSU’s athletics contract with IMG and Nike, and no public or private donations will be used.

“We are extremely pleased that we are able to extend coach Fisher’s contract,” athletic director Randy Spetman said in a prepared statement. “The enthusiasm and momentum within our program is remarkable and we wanted to make sure that continues. The marketplace for coaches is very competitive and we believe this shows a strong commitment by both parties for the future of Seminole football.”

The Seminoles finished the 2010 season with a 10-4 record in Fisher’s first year as head coach with a win against South Carolina in the Chick-fil-A bowl, an appearance in the ACC Championship Game and wins against rivals Miami and Florida.