Jan. 6, 2010

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -Jimbo Fisher now holds the key to a Florida State football program facing NCAA probation and fewer scholarships as a result of an academic cheating scandal.

The 44-year-old West Virginia native was introduced Wednesday as the university's ninth head coach since football began in 1947. The program is starting a four-year NCAA probation with some scholarship reductions.

Fisher has hired five new assistants and close to choosing a new strength coach.

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.

Fisher previously served as offensive coordinator at LSU and Cincinnati and as quarterbacks coach at Auburn.