First question was how did he feel about the way it ended for Bobby. Jimbo said he is happy to be coach but sorry that his hero is gone. Said he has a good connection to the Bowdens and would have been happy to let Bobby come back another year.
Second question was how long until he brings a championship back. Jimbo said every member of the Big 3 had their time but the other two come back up quickly because of the level of talent in the state. Said kids want to come to Tallahassee. Said he is going to build up the infrastructure around the program, which is something he learned from Saban. Says it was the same thing they did at LSU and that Saban did at Alabama. Said he doesn't want to put a time table on a MNC but thinks they will be back to the top soon.
Third, asked about the DC. He said he wants someone who can use speed and size and is very multiple. Wants a coach who can use different types of players because Florida produces so much elite. Talent. Says their are a couple of different guys they are talking to right now.
After the interview they went around the table. Corso says next year we can get 9 or 10 wins and win the ACC with the amount of talent we have returning. Desmond says we have to wait and see who the DC is. He admitted that if we had a good defense this year we would have possibly only lost one game the entire year. Kirk says with the amount of talent returning on offense he feels we can win the ACC as well as long as we get a good DC. Herbie also said we have the best QB in the ACC.
Fowler flat out said Strong is gone after the year to coach at Louisville btw. He was talking about DC opening this year and didn't even treat Strong leaving as a rumor or just a possibility. Wonder if he knows more than is public knowledge.
All in all good segment. Jimbo looked confident and like he has a plan in place. He brought up his connections to Bowden to appease the old guard at FSU, his time at LSU to show he has been a part of a building a national power, and brought up his connection to Saban to let people know he learned under one of the best.