Jimbo Fisher in contract talks with Florida State

Streeter Lecka

Jimbo Fisher has been head coach of the Seminoles since 2010 and is signed to be in Tallahassee until the end of the 2016 season.

Florida State is reportedly in contract talks with head coach Jimbo Fisher, though details are unknown, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. Fisher is signed on to coach at FSU through 2016, but his name did come up in rumors about the vacant Arkansas and Tennessee positions.

By most measures, Fisher's third season with the Seminoles was a great success. The team will compete in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day against Northern Illinois, which will be FSU's first BCS bowl appearance in seven years. Florida State finished at 11-2, and won the ACC. Fisher received $50,000 bonuses for winning the ACC's Atlantic Division, winning the conference and taking the Seminoles to a BCS bowl.

The reason for the contract talks is unknown, but FSU president Eric Barron verified that the two sides were in discussion. At $2.75 million per year plus incentives, Fisher is already the highest-paid coach in the ACC. He was given a raise and a contract extension after the 2010 season.

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