Florida State Seminoles head football coach Bobby Bowden might coach until he falls over or he might actually retire one day, if Penn State coach Joe Paterno retires or dies first. Reports are stating that whenever Bowden is done coaching that assistant coach Jimbo Fisher will be named the new head coach at FSU.
Florida State officials wouldn’t comment on an ESPN report Wednesday that Fisher has agreed to a three-year deal for just under $1 million per year to succeed Bowden. The report also said that if Fisher is not named coach upon Bowden’s retirement, the school would pay Fisher a multimillion-dollar buyout.
Fisher, who has never been a head coach, came to Florida State earlier this year from LSU to replace Bowden’s son, Jeff. His name has been connected to several current openings.
Fisher rose to fame as the LSU Tiger’s offensive coordinator from 2000-2007. He is a former college quarterback who was the NCAA Division III player of the year in 1987 while playing at Stanford.
Bobby Bowden is 78-years-old and has 373 career wins as a head football coach. Joe Paterno trails Bowden for the most career coaching victories by two.