Over the past two seasons, Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher has had his team at the pinnacle of college football. After a National Championship and College Football Playoff appearance, coach Fisher has come to expect nothing but the best from his Seminoles and has been reportedly distraught with his new group of players telling the Tallahassee Democrat:
“They better grow up,” Fisher said. “Bunch of young guys think they’re real good, and they ain’t close. Nowhere close. Got ability. Got to learn how to play with intangibles.
“A little bit soft as a team overall.”
“They didn’t play hard, didn’t compete hard or play with consistency,” Fisher said.
“It was good and bad, but you can’t play the way they played — up and down, pick your moments. You can’t play that way. That’s what losing teams do.”
The message should be very clear to Florida State and their fans that coach Fisher was not okay with simply qualifying for College Football Playoff. He wants to win National Championships each and every season he mans the sideline while expecting elite play day in and day out.
If the players don’t perform, coach Fisher will find someone ready to step making it a very long season for many on the Seminoles roster.
It remains unclear which players Fisher was directing his comments towards, but if they don’t get the picture after that, I highly doubt they ever will.
Meanwhile, Florida State begins their 2015 campaign with the Garnet and Gold Spring game which should be a strong determinant of which players will fill the voids left by some of the nation’s top players.
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