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Florida State Jimbo Fisher press conference updates: Miami Week

Live updates from Jimbo Fisher's weekly press conference.

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Jimbo Fisher started off the press conference commending the team on a road victory against Wake Forest, saying "it was a very efficient day until the last 10 plays of the game." He noted the offense and offensive lines took a step forward this week playing, "A solid football game."

Throughout the press conference, Fisher reiterated his confidence in running backs Jacques Patrick and Johnathan Vickers saying, "Those guys are good," while mentioning that they expect to get Patrick out there some more next week.

The Noles were lucky enough to walk away from the Wake Forest game without any serious injuries. Coach Fisher noted that Nate Andrews did not tear his ACL and most likely suffered a deep bone bruise, Terrance Smith has a swollen ankle still, and Dalvin Cook is day-to-day.

Lorenzo Featherston was supposed to play after dealing with injuries all season, however he got stiff on the sideline and the staff did not want to risk it. Mario Pender remains in the hospital with no word on his expected release date.


At 1 PM EST Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher will head to the podium for his weekly press conference following a 24-16 victory over Wake Forest.

The main thing on everyone's mind is the health status on running backs Dalvin Cook, Mario Pender, and Johnathan Vickers. Cook left the Wake Forest game in the first quarter, while Vickers was injured but returned shortly after. Pender had been in the hospital due to complications with his deflated lung, and we will hopefully get a status on him. The rushing offense struggled after Cook's 94-yard touchdown run, and will be discussed.

Another continued topic of discussion will be the amount of passes dropped by the receivers. They had two of their at least five drops on the first drive of the game which would have resulted in first downs.

The defense struggled after playing so well against Boston College, and it almost cost FSU the game. Wake had 357 total yards against the Noles, including four drives of 59+ yards. If that wasn't bad enough, Nate Andrews and Terrance Smith were both lost early due to injuries and did not return, relying on freshman Derwin James for most of the game.

Jimbo will probably mention the amount of penalties Florida State had, as well as the 100 yards and five first downs given up as a result.

Florida State will prepare this week to take on the University of Miami Hurricanes as they travel to Doak Campbell on Saturday at 8 PM.

Tomahawk Nation will be providing live updates on the presser in the comment section below.