Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher met with the media on Monday, November 29th to discuss the win over Florida and preview the ACC Championship against Virginia Tech. Below is a transcript from his press conference.
Think Christian will
"We will wait and see how he goes today. If he doesn't go
today he will practice tomorrow. He will probably throw some today, and just
like it has been every week. He felt pretty good this morning."
Will Jermaine be able
"Yeah Jermaine will not play."
How about Ty Jones?
"He is doing good, banged up, so we will see. He will have
to nurse it through."
Will we see Lonnie at
"Yeah Lonnie is going to be back there, and then you got to work
Dunham at fullback and do some things back there. Him and Debrale (Smiley), we
have got to get those other guys ready to play."
You mentioned teams
can only have so many highs during a season. Are you worried about coming off
an emotional high of beating Florida?
"No. I have always said one of the toughest things is the
way the schedule is for Florida and Florida State, and if you are going into a
conference championship game the very next week coming off of a game that is
not a conference game, but is so meaningful and then you have to come right
back and play another meaningful game the next week I think is very tough. You
have to deal with the hand your dealt, and I don't think our kids know because
they are so hungry for success and they are proud of what they're doing,
confident in what they're doing and where our team is and the way they carries
itself I think we will be ready to play. They will be ready to practice and
play, because I have said all along that our team has practiced well all year.
They have come to work every day, and that is what I like more about this team
than anything, it comes to work and it doesn't get too high and doesn't get too
low. I think they will be ready to play come Saturday. I feel very confident in
Is this the most
efficient you have been this season?
"Yes, because we were focused. We had the same
opportunities the past couple of weeks, but we didn't finish them, but we were
focused in this game. We were focused and we executed. When you focus you have
detail, when you have detail you have execution, and I thought we were tough.
My definition of tough is having the ability to focus no matter the situation,
and I think they did it for 60 minutes and stayed into the ball game knowing
they had to play well and they did it in run, pass and protection. When guys
get to where they are supposed to get to, run good routes, then you see what
you can do and we protect the guy standing back there is pretty dog-gone
good.We were able to run. I thought we
ran the ball effectively. We didn't run up great numbers, but we ran it for
short yards, we ran it goal line, we ran in the redzone and we ran it the last
four minutes of the ball game.That is
when you go to run. The other times you pick and choose, and we were inches
from breaking a couple big ones, but when you play good teams that is how it
is, but we were able to create plays in the passing game and be efficient in
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Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will be presented the American Football Coaches Association's Amos Alonzo Staff Award, honoring the College Football Hall of Famer "whose services have been outstanding in the advancement of the best interests of football."
He will be honored during the AFCA Awards Luncheon on Jan. 11 in Dallas, Texas.
Bowden, who retired after leading the Seminoles to the 2010 Gator Bowl title, is credited by the NCAA for recording 377 victories in 44 seasons, including 304 in 34 seasons at the helm of the Seminoles.
"I've been to the American Football Coaches Association's conventions through the years and I've been proud of the men who have won this award," Bowden said. "I never thought that I'd win this award, let alone be considered."
He will join a litany of the games' greats, including his contemporaries Bo Schembechler, Tom Osborne, Vince Dooley, Joe Paterno, LaVell Edwards, Hayden Fry and Darrell Royal, among others who have received the Stagg Award since it was first presented in 1940.
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