After Jimbo Fisher's press conference on Monday, there were three main topics that were brought up.
1) Jimbo is not tipping who will be at QB until Golson's health status is addressed.
Just as in the post game press conference following the Syracuse game, Jimbo refused to answer any questions regarding who he think will be at the helm when the Noles take on Clemson. He referred back to the unknown health status of Everett Golson who passed concussion protocol but had lingering effects. Coach Fisher praised Sean Maguire noting that even if he had some passes that were off, they were going in the right direction.
2) Roberto Aguayo is human
The topic of Roberto Aguayo came up, as Aguayo has only made 1/4 field goals past 40-yards this season after winning the Lou Groza award in 2013. Coach Fisher said that it's all about getting his fundamentals back. He has the confidence by the whole team as evident after the Georgia Tech game when each and every player conveyed their remaining confidence in Aguayo.
3) Jacques Patrick will still find time with a healthy Dalvin Cook.
After having 229 all purpose yards in his first career start, Patrick has earned at least some carries in games going forward. "That when you're his size, guys don't like hitting you." Dalvin Cook missed the Syracuse game with an ankle injury and is still dealing with a lingering hamstring injury. With the potential of Patrick now evident, the Noles can rely less on a non-100% Dalvin Cook and take some of the workload off of his injured lower body.
Following a 24-point victory over the Syracuse Orange despite having Dalvin Cook and Everett Golson on the bench, Florida State Football head coach Jimbo Fisher will hold his weekly press conference at 1 PM EST on Monday.
The one topic on everyone's mind is who will start against Clemson this upcoming Saturday. Everett Golson started the first seven games for the Noles, leading the team to a 6-1 record. However, Sean Maguire led a great offensive performance against Syracuse, throwing for three touchdowns and 348 yards. Freshman RB Jacques Patrick also excelled in his first career start, gaining 229 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns.
Defensively, the Noles played well, highlighted by Derwin James's second forced fumble in three weeks. Josh Sweat also recovered the fumble, and has either an interception or fumble recovery in his last three weeks. With the loss of Trey Marshall, Javien Elliot has stepped up and is becoming a difference maker on defense, a great showing by a walk-on senior. He should expect to get more playing time as the season goes on.
Florida State begins preparations today for their game against Clemson in South Carolina on Saturday.