Florida State rewarded coach Jimbo Fisher with a new eight-year contract, keeping him with the team through the 2022 season. The university announced the deal Tuesday, 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 the team is in the midst of a school-record 29-game winning streak.
Details of the contract were not immediately available. His current deal pays about $4.1 million per season.
The Seminoles leave for California on Friday in preparation for the College Football Playoffs semifinal against No. 2 Oregon at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. That was the site of their 34-31 win over Auburn for the national title last season.
Player of the year
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is the Associated Press college football player of the year, adding another honor to his spectacular season.
Mariota has thrown for 3,783 yards with 38 TDs and just two interceptions.
Colo. State hires coach
Colorado State is bringing in Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo as head coach. Bobo will take over for Jim McElwain, who left for Florida after leading the Rams to one of their best regular seasons in program history (10-3).
Boca Raton Bowl
Marshall 52, Northern Illinois 23 -
Rakeem Cato tied an NCAA mark for touchdown passes, throwing for three scores as Marshall (13-1) romped in Boca Raton, Fla.
Cato has thrown for at least one touchdown pass in 46 straight games. That tied the NCAA all-division record set by Central Washington's Mike Reilly in 2008. Northern Illinois finished 11-3.