Tuesday's roundup: FSU's Fisher gets top 5 deal
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has been rewarded with a new contract for a second season in a row.
The school announced a new agreement Tuesday that spans eight years and will make Fisher one of college football's highest-paid coaches.
Fisher signed a five-year contract extension last December that averaged out to $3.76 million annually before bonuses. The contract was largely incentive-based and also included a $500,000 raise to spread out among his assistant coaches. Before the new deal, Fisher was the country's 14th highest-paid coach in the country this season, according to USA Today.
The new contract calls for Fisher's salary to be in the top five among head coaches, according to a report from Florida State's Warchant.com. The school did not release the financial terms of the deal. To reach the top-five level, Fisher would have to make at least $5 million annually.
Fisher is 58-10 as FSU's head coach and has led the Seminoles to a 29-game win streak.
More kudos for Mariota
The only thing left for Marcus Mariota to win at Oregon is the national championship.
The Ducks' star quarterback is The Associated Press college football player of the year, adding yet another honor to his spectacular season.
Mariota won the AP vote in the same landslide fashion as he won the Heisman. He received 49 of the 54 votes submitted by the AP Top 25 media panel.
Mariota is the first Oregon player to win AP player of the year, which was first awarded in 1998, and the eighth quarterback to win it in the last nine years.
Mariota, a junior, has also won the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp player of the year, and the Davey O'Brien and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which go to the top quarterbacks in the country.
Oregon will face Florida State and last year's Heisman winner and AP player of the year, Winston, in the College Football Playoff semifinals on Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl.
The winner will face Alabama or Ohio State in the national championship game Jan. 12 at AT&T Stadium in North Texas.
With his combination of speed and a strong arm, Mariota is a play of the day waiting to happen.
He set a Pac-12 record by accounting for 53 touchdowns, including 38 TD passes and two interceptions. He's the highest-rated passer in the country (186.33).
"He's an absolute competitor, an incredible perfectionist," Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said.
Colorado State's new coach
Colorado State is bringing in Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo as head coach. Bobo will take over for Jim McElwain, who bolted for Florida. Boca Raton Bowl