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Jimbo Fisher Call-In Show takeaways/updates: Louisville week

Jimbo Fisher held his weekly call-in show Wednesday night. Here are some takeaways from what he had to say.

Jimbo Fisher and Gene Deckerhoff at the Jimbo Fisher Call-In Show
Jimbo Fisher and Gene Deckerhoff at the Jimbo Fisher Call-In Show
Curt Weiler

Fresh off his sixth straight win over the Miami Hurricanes, Jimbo Fisher joined Gene Deckerhoff once again for the weekly Jimbo Fisher Call-In Show. For a full summary of the questions that Fisher was asked and his responses, check the comment section at the bottom of the page. Here are some of my takeaways from Wednesday night's show.

Dalvin Cook's health

Fisher was asked at one point about how Dalvin Cook is doing health-wise while he continues to recover from his hamstring injury originally suffered against Wake Forest. After Cook was not participating on Monday in practice and doing some agility drills on his own at Tuesday's practice, Fisher said that Cook practiced today, even going so far as to say that he practiced more this Wednesday than he did last Wednesday. Considering he started in last Saturday's Miami game, that prognosis from Fisher makes it seem that he will be the starter this Saturday as well.

Fisher's views on targeting

One caller asked Fisher for his views on whether the targeting rule needs to be amended in some way as well as his views on the Trey Marshall targeting call from the Miami game. Fisher said that he likes the targeting rule as it stands now, but does argue that players on defense can also be defenseless and that the rule should also apply to offensive players delivering hits as well. With regard to Marshall situation, Fisher said that it was a clean hit until the very last second when he connected with the crown of his helmet to Brad Kaaya's chest, an illegal move that falls under the targeting umbrella.

Florida State's elite kickers

A young audience member asked Fisher how he has had so much success recruiting and earning the commitment from elite kicker after elite kicker. Fisher brought up Florida State's annual kicking camp where kickers/punters from all over the country visit Tallahassee to showcase their legs. During the camp, Fisher and staff take the time to connect with all visitors, making sure to check out their personality in addition to their mental fortitude, a very important trait for kickers. This, along with some luck, is what Fisher attributes the prolonged kicking success to.