Florida State football Coach Jimbo Fisher gets contract extension

Florida State football Coach Jimbo Fisher gets a contract extension through the 2022 season.

Florida State announced that football Coach Jimbo Fisher has received an extension to keep him with the program through the 2022 season. The announcement Tuesday came less than a year after Fisher's last contract extension.

The No. 3 Seminoles are 58-10 since Fisher replaced Bobby Bowden before the 2010 season. Florida State won the national championship last year and is in the midst of a school record 29-game win streak.

Details of the contract were not immediately available. His current deal pays about $4.1 million per season.

Fisher said in a statement, "I appreciate that FSU believes in what we are doing and supports our goal of maintaining one of the best programs in the country."

Florida State plays Oregon in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 in a College Footbal Playoff semifinal game.


The lawyer for Jameis Winston's accuser says "the fix was in" when Florida State cleared the star quarterback of violating the school's code of conduct.

Baine Kerr, one of the woman's lawyers, said the university did not conduct a fair hearing earlier this month.

"I don't want to impugn the proceeding as corrupt, but I think it was biased and the fix was in," Kerr said. "It's all about a football game 10 days from today. It turned out to be just a predetermined whitewash to keep a guy playing football."

A two-day hearing was held this month to determine whether the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner violated sections of the conduct code — two for sexual misconduct, two for endangerment.

Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding ruled the evidence was "insufficient to satisfy the burden of proof." Prosecutor Willie Meggs made a similar decision a year ago when he decided not to criminally charge Winston, citing lack of evidence.


Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is the Associated Press college football player of the year.

Mariota won the AP vote in the same landslide fashion he won the Heisman Trophy. He received 49 of the 54 votes submitted by the AP top 25 media panel. Alabama receiver Amari Cooper drew three votes. Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Winston had one vote each.


Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer was been cleared by his doctors to work the Military Bowl on Saturday. The 68-year-old Beamer is still recovering from throat surgery shortly after the end of the regular season.

Although the team arrived in Washington on Tuesday, Beamer is not slated to arrive until Friday. He will work the game against Cincinnati upstairs in the Tech coaching box.


The president of the University of Memphis said he has asked the school's athletic director to work with Coach Justin Fuente in investigating the postgame fight that broke out between Brigham Young and the Tigers after the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday.

"We will provide another statement after the completion of that inquiry," M. David Rudd said in a statement issued Tuesday. "We have the highest expectations of sportsmanship for all of our student-athletes at the University of Memphis. I am very confident in (Athletic Director) Tom Bowen and Coach Fuente's leadership and know that working together we will be able to ensure incidents like this do not happen in the future."

The Tigers beat BYU, 55-48, in overtime in the first Miami Beach Bowl. After DaShaughn Terry's game-clinching interception, dozens of players from both sidelines headed toward the middle of the field, with many punching and grabbing. Cameras showed blood streaming from the face of BYU defensive back Kai Nacua as he came from behind to punch Memphis tight end Alan Cross in the head.


Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is close to accepting the head coaching job at Pittsburgh, according to media reports.

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