We take a look back at three of the biggest stories from Florida State in the past week.
WHEN NFL COMES CALLING, JIMBO FISHER STILL LOYAL TO FSU
Jimbo Fisher told the Palm Beach Post he has been contacted by a handful of NFL teams over the last few years but made it clear he’d “love to be (at Florida State) forever and ever.”
Fisher said he’s had opportunities to jump to the NFL as an assistant, coordinator and head coach. He was contacted by one team this year but said it wasn’t serious. As for other discussions over the years. “Had a couple in the past few years that were decently serious that you thought about for half an hour and said, ‘naah,’’ he said.
Does he think about coaching in the NFL? “Not a lot,” he said. “It crosses your mind at times and you look at it. Again, if you’re unhappy with where you’re at, but that’s never been a driving force for me.”
JIMBO LOBBIES FOR SET WEEKENDS FOR RIVALRY GAMES
Florida State has one set game every year, its showdown with Florida on the weekend after Thanksgiving. Fisher would like to see more of those set dates for other rivalry games. “I think it only enhances the game and builds traditions,” he said.
Fisher believes having built in dates for games against Miami and Clemson would be better for the game and the fans, who can set their schedules year-to-year knowing when those games will be played.
FSU NO. 2 IN ATHLON RANKINGS, BUT ARE BEST TEAM STILL YEAR OR TWO AWAY?
Florida State is generally considered a top 5 preseason team and Athlon has the Seminoles at No. 2. But despite the lofty predictions, Fisher believes his best teams may be a year or two away. “With only 12 seniors on our team as good as we’ll be this year I think we can be better the next year and the year after that,” he said.
The Seminoles return 17 starters this season but they also have had three consecutive top 5 recruiting classes.