After a closer-than-expected-but-still-big-loss to Clemson on Saturday, Jimbo Fisher addressed the media in his weekly press conference on Monday.
The Seminoles clinched their first losing ACC record since 2006 with the loss, but still have the chance to secure bowl eligibility with games remaining against Delaware State, Florida and recently-rescheduled Louisiana-Monroe.
The Hornets, who are an FCS team, are 2-8 on the season, picking up their second win of the year last week to move from the very bottom of the MEAC standings.
Before its first win of the season, a 17-14 victory over South Carolina State on Oct. 21, Delaware State was the proud owner of college football’s longest losing streak, dating back to the beginning of the 2016 season.
Fisher mentioned that, between injuries and the schedule, this is probably the most adversity he’s had to deal with as a coach. The silver lining though, according to him, is that it’s given young players a chance to get early experience and begin to understand the game better.
He talked about how, even if a player does something right, he immediately wants to know their thought process behind making the decision. You can’t repeat the success or correct the mistake, he said, if you don’t know why you made that choice.
Fisher also talked about the progression of James Blackman throughout the season, saying that the true freshman has started to pick up on smaller things and that the game has started to slow down for him.
Ol’ Andrew Miller is off exploring the country and accumulating more bad food takes, so instead, Perry Kostidakis from Tomahawk Nation filled in, providing live updates in the comments.
LIVE: Jimbo Fisher Press ConferencePosted by Florida State Seminoles Football on Monday, November 13, 2017