TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Sports Network) - Florida State officially introduced Jimbo Fisher as the new head coach of its football program on Wednesday.
The 44-year-old was introduced as the ninth head coach in the program's
history at a press conference.
He has been the offensive coordinator at the school over the past three
seasons and was named the coach-in-waiting as Bobby Bowden's replacement two
"I am very honored and excited to be the head football coach at Florida
State," said Fisher. "I've been looking forward to this for a long time. I've
been very fortunate in my life to be around successful people and I've learned
many, many things from them. But I think the big thing I learned from them is
that I have to be myself."
Fisher takes over for the legendary Bowden, who had been the coach at
Florida State for the past 34 years. His final game as coach saw the
Seminoles post a 33-21 win over West Virginia in the Gator Bowl on New Year's
One problem Fisher will have to deal with, though, is that the program is
starting a four-year NCAA probation with some scholarship reductions.
Fisher previously served as offensive coordinator at LSU and Cincinnati and as
quarterbacks coach at Auburn.