Boy, never has staying in college made more sense.
And by that I don’t mean a young student as much as an old coach, namely former Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher who resigned from that job over the weekend to take the head-coaching job at Texas A&M.
And why wouldn’t he, considering sources say he inked a 10-year, $75-million fully guaranteed contract—making him the richest coach in college football not name Nick Saban.
The deal is actually the richest in college football history in terms of total value but he will still be the second-highest-paid coach in the FBS, behind Saban, with an average salary of $7.5-million.
Fisher had signed an extension through 2024 with Florida State in December 2016 that gave him a base salary of $5.5-million. His buyout from Florida State is the sum remaining on the contracts of his assistants who are not retained, which would be in the range of $5-million to $7-million.