A lot of the time, many players who are returning after being starters the year before just believe that the job is theirs to lose. I would probably advise you not to tell Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher that, especially when it comes to his players.
Fisher was not very pleased with what he saw from his team the first day of spring practices and he let them know about it. Now, just a few days later, he is still letting them know that they need to pick up the effort on the field.
“They’re getting there,” Fisher said following Florida State’s third day of spring practices, per The Orlando Sentinel. “I’m going to call it out day by day. It ain’t coach talk, it ain’t ploys. I’m going to call it the way it is is the way it is. You gotta do it every day. The first day was bad, the second day was much better. Today was OK.”
Fisher continued to talk about his team and how he hopes that they step up, especially the ones who are returning from last season. He wants them to show that they deserve to win the starting job and keep the one they had a year before.
“I’m not saying they don’t want to be coached, but when you have players making continual mistakes, some do and some don’t… there has to be a get it done attitude,” Fisher said. “There has to be some urgency to it and the only way to do that is with some competition. Just because you’re coming back don’t mean you’re gonna play.”
The lack of production might have something to do with the Seminoles being without incumbent starting quarterback, Sean Maguire, who is missing all offseason workouts due to ankle surgery. However, Jimbo Fisher, much like his predecessor Bobby Bowden, demands excellence.
In his six seasons with Florida State, Fisher has led the Seminoles to a 68-14 record, three ACC championships, and a national championship in 2013. It is hard to believe that Fisher wouldn’t get upset with his team for not making an effort to improve.
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