Report: Jimbo Fisher signs contract extension at Florida State

Dr. Saturday

Did Texas lose another one of its dream candidates?

Jimbo Fisher has signed a five-year deal with Florida State less than a week before the Seminoles will play Auburn in the BCS Championship game per WarChant.com.

WarChant says that the contract is worth $4.1 million a year plus incentives.

After leading the Seminoles to an undefeated season so far, Fisher was one of the names being mentioned for the Texas head coaching position now that Mack Brown is officially done as Texas' coach after the Longhorns fell to Oregon Monday night in the Alamo Bowl.

Of course, the Longhorns could throw caution to the wind with Fisher and pay the contract extension no mind, much like they could do with Alabama's Nick Saban and his new deal. But the idea of Saban to Texas was always a longshot, no matter how orange-tinted the glasses were, and this extension probably puts Fisher into the Saban category. Plus, WarChant reported via a source that Fisher wasn't interested in the Texas opening.

And why would he be? He's got his Heisman Trophy winner coming back for another season and could have a BCS title at this time next week. Plus, Florida's recruiting base isn't too far off Texas', and the Seminoles play in an easier conference than Texas does. The Noles are also the best team in the state too. Right now, you can make an argument that Texas is third.

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