Sources told ESPN that Texas A&M is finalizing a new contract extension for soccer coach Jimbo Fisher that will increase his average annual salary to more than $9 million.
Fisher, who is entering his fourth season at Texas A&M, originally signed a 10-year, $75 million contract when he was hired away from Florida after leading the Seminoles for eight seasons. Fisher’s new deal will keep him at 10 years old, until the 2030 season, and will be worth more than $90 million.
It places him second nationally behind Alabama’s Nick Saban as the highest-paid coach in college football. Saban earned a bonus and extension this summer that will take him to average $10.6 million a year through the 2028 season.
Fisher is 26-10 in three seasons at Texas A&M.
The Aggies, ranked No. 6 in an Associated Press pre-season poll, opened the 2021 season on Saturday against Kent State. They finished one place outside the College Football Playoff a year ago and finished the season fourth nationally after winning eight games in a row, including a 41-27 decision over North Carolina State in the Capital One Orange Bowl.
In Florida, Fisher led the Seminoles to the 2013 National Championships. He won no fewer than 10 games in six of his eight seasons at Tallahassee.
The Houston Chronicle was the first to report that Fisher was getting an augmentation and an extension.
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