Jimbo Fisher and his Seminoles glad to be back in "game week mode"!
It is safe to say Jimbo Fisher and his Florida State Seminoles are thrilled to be back in "game week" mode.
After having their second game of the season against Louisiana Monroe cancelled because of the approach of Hurricane Irma. the Seminoles then saw game three against Miami postponed because of the effects of the storm. That game moved to October 7th.
So, coming off the loss to Alabama, FSU forced into a three game stretch without playing a game.
"Great to be back up with the game on the line." Fisher said Monday during his meeting with the media. "Good to be able to play somebody else. Guys have practiced, probably tired of practicing, but we've got to have a great week of preparation. We play an outstanding football team this week in NC State. They've played outstanding this year."
Jimbo was then asked if he expects the improvement between a team's first game of the season and it's second to be the biggest improvement for a team during the season, that is usually the norm, coaches say.
" I don't know." Fisher replied. "I've never had to do this. It's new on me, too. Listen, all you can do is control what you can control. Practice well, prepare well, know what you're going to do and go play. Nobody knows anything after that. I think we practiced well. I think we know what we're doing, and we've just got to go play well."
Fisher says the extra work has been good for true freshman quarterback James Blackman, who's been forced into the starting role with the season ending injury to Francois. He and his staff are impressed with how Blackman is progressing. Though he adds he would have loved to see the freshman get in a game against Louisiana Monroe before having to start ACC play.
Fisher says is the extra time to get freshman q-b James Blackman ready, going against FSU's defense is good training Fisher says. He and the players say they are impressed with how Blackman's progressing so far and are anxious to see him play for real.