Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Fisher Signs Contract Extension

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Fisher Signs Contract Extension

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Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher signed a contract extension Tuesday that could keep him with the Seminoles through 2018 -- and away from Texas.

The school announced the deal a few hours before Fisher and his top-ranked Seminoles left Tallahassee, Fla., for California, where they'll play No. 2 Auburn for the national title on Monday night.

"We're blessed that we got that out of the way so we can focus on winning a national championship," Fisher said.

Texas reportedly had interest in Fisher replacing coach Mack Brown.

"I think that there's a sense of relief that's it's done but anytime you're one of the top coaches in the country and there's a top program that's open, you're going to be on the list because that institution, Texas, can go and get basically anybody they want," Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox said.

"But I know Jimbo, he's a Seminole. He wants to be with Florida State and we want him to be with Florida State."

Fisher and Wilcox said the terms of the deal, which were not released, were agreed upon about three weeks ago. …

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