Jimbo Fisher gets one-year extension

Updated: December 29, 2011, 5:38 PM ET
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com

Florida State has given coach Jimbo Fisher a one-year contract extension, taking him through the 2016 season, according to a release from the school. There was no change to the financial structure of the contract.

"I'm very grateful and very respectful," Fisher said in a prepared statement. "Florida State is a job you want to stay at forever. The faith the university has in us, the program and the direction in which we are going, we feel very fortunate. We are committed to this and they are committed to this. We are very blessed and thankful to President (Eric) Barron, our athletic director Randy Spetman and our Board of Trustees for the extension. We're very excited about the future and where our program is going."

Fisher signed a five-year, $13.75 million contract in February after going 10-4 during the 2010 season, his first as head coach.

Florida State finished 8-4 in Fisher's second season, a disappointing finish for a team that entered the season ranked No. 6 in The Associated Press Top 25.

The Noles were hindered by injuries to key players, including quarterback EJ Manuel, and lost three in a row in the first half of the season.

Florida State rebounded and won six of its final seven games to earn its spot in the Champs Sports Bowl, but the Noles were unable to repeat as Atlantic Division champions.

Fisher's contract extension was announced about an hour before the kickoff against Notre Dame.

Heather Dinich covers ACC football for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.