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Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher is slated to receive a raise and contract extension, according to multiple reports.
Fisher, whose Aggies enter the 2021 season, was in college football after agreeing to a with Texas A&M in 2017.
, first to report the news, Fisher's annual average pay will bump up to the $9 million range and he will have three years added to his contract. That locks the 55-year-old Fisher in through the 2030 season. It also puts him in second place, behind Alabama's Nick Saban, who earned $9.1 million in annual salary in 2020 and .
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Though Texas A&M has yet to make the College Football Playoff in Fisher's three seasons, momentum appears headed in the right direction. The Aggies went 9-1 in 2020, losing only to eventual national champion Alabama, and have been strong on the recruiting trail under Fisher, pulling in top-10 classes the past three cycles,.
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Fisher has gone 26-10 in his three seasons with Texas A&M. Before jumping to A&M, he spent eight seasons as the head coach of Florida State, going 83-23 and claiming the 2013 BCS national championship with a perfect 14-0 season.
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