Fisher takes reins of Florida St. football program

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - While Jimbo Fisher's new office is
being renovated at Florida State and isn't quite ready, the new
Seminoles' football coach is already at full speed as he prepares
for his first day on the job.

Armed with a $9 million, 5-year contract that takes effect
Tuesday, Fisher has been given a free hand redesigning the
Seminoles' coaching alignment. He replaced five assistants and the
strength coach.

It's the first time Florida State has a new football coach since
Gerald Ford's presidency. Bobby Bowden announced his retirement
before the Seminoles New Year's Day Gator Bowl victory over West

Fisher, who will be formally introduced by the school Wednesday,
was working on the final hires for his new staff Monday.