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Fisher formally introduced as Florida State coach

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jimbo Fisher is being formally handed the reins to the Florida State football program faced with a four-year NCAA probation and scholarship restrictions.

The 44-year-old West Virginia native is being introduced Wednesday by school officials as the university's ninth head coach since football began in 19547 at the one-time women's college.

Fisher has been the Seminoles' offensive coordinator the past three seasons, two of which he was officially the coach-in-waiting as Bobby Bowden's replacement.

Before coming to Florida State in 2007, Fisher served as offensive coordinator at LSU and Cincinnati and also as quarterbacks coach at Auburn.

Fisher and his wife, Candi, are the parents of two young sons, Trey and Ethan.