F LORIDA STATE coach Jimbo Fisher has been rewarded with a contract extension to keep him with the program through the 2022 season. The school announced the deal yesterday, 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 quarterback Jameis Winston became the third Heisman winner in school history. The team 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.
Details of the contract were not immediately available.
The Seminoles will play No. 2 Oregon in a College Football Playoff semifinal in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was named the
college football player of hte year.
This year's Heisman Trophy winner 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 Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston had one vote each.
Mariota is the first Oregon player to win AP player of the year, which was first awarded in 1998, and the eighth quarterback to win it in the last 9 years.
The junior has also won the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp player of the year, and the Davey O'Brien and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which go to the top quarterbacks in the country.
* Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer has been cleared to coach the Military Bowl after recent throat surgery but will do so from the coaches' box. The Hokies play Cincinnati in Annapolis, Md., Saturday.
* Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is expected to become head coach at Pittsburgh by the end of the week as both sides continue to work out a deal, according to ESPN.com.
Pitt is attempting to replace Paul Chryst, who left for the Wisconsin job earlier this month.
* Missouri hired former player and assistant coach Barry Odom as defensive coordinator to replace Dave Steckel, hired as head coach at Missouri State earlier this month.
The 38-year-old Odom was defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Memphis the previous three seasons. He'll also coach linebackers at Missouri and will join the team after Steckel coaches in the Citrus Bowl.
Odom played linebacker at Missouri from 1996-99.
* Rakeem Cato capped a record-setting career by tying an NCAA mark for touchdown passes and throwing for three scores to help Marshall beat Northern Illinois, 52-23, in the inaugural Boca Raton (Fla.) Bowl.
Cato extended his streak of throwing at least one touchdown pass to 46 consecutive games. That tied the NCAA all-division record set by Central Washington's Mike Reilly.