Jimbo Fisher took a break from yelling at fans on Tuesday night, instead answering questions from them in front of a studio audience during his weekly call-in show. The show normally airs on Wednesdays, but this week’s schedule is a little different, due to the Seminoles traveling to the northeast to play Boston College on Friday night.
Although Fisher has never lost to Boston College while the head coach at Florida State, BC has shown a propensity for playing FSU rather close in the recent past, and the 2-4 ’Noles could be getting the 4-4 Eagles in Chestnut Hill at the wrong time. Boston College has won its last two games, at Louisville and at Virginia, and scored a combined 86 points in those victories.
So once again, an offensively challenged squad and one with a dynamic attack will meet up in this ACC Atlantic game. But this year, the roles are reversed.
- Fisher acknowledged just how tough these short weeks can be for preparation, as the entire schedule must be condensed. He also tipped his cap to how well BC is playing of late, while alluding to the time that FSU went to Chestnut Hill and beat an Eagles squad ranked No. 2 in the country.
- When asked about getting Ryan Izzo the ball more, Fisher stated that he had about six plays called for him against Louisville and that some missed reads prevented him from getting more touches.
- Fisher confirmed that Jacques Patrick went under the knife today, but that his injury is not a new one. Rather, it’s an older injury that was discovered during a cautionary MRI.
- Cam Akers, who will take over RB1 responsibilities for Patrick, drew praise from Fisher as the first player mentioned when the head coach was asked which younger players had impressed him so far. He also included James Blackman, Joshua Kaindoh, and Stanford Samuels III.
- Fisher was asked about the effects of this underwhelming season on recruiting, and while he conceded that several off-years in a row can certainly hurt, an isolated incident is not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes, said Fisher, it can actually help recruiting, as players want to be the one to turn things around. Recruits can also be sold on the idea of earlier playing time if there are holes that need filling immediately.
More details regarding Fisher’s answers are included in the comments below.