Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher held his weekly ACC teleconference on Wednesday. It was the first time he spoke to the media since Hurricane Irma hit Florida and caused FSU’s game vs. Miami to be moved.
Fisher said that FSU was able to practice on Tuesday for the first time since last Thursday. The team will continue to practice this week at the football facilities on campus which have power.
Due to the long layoff, practice this week will be slightly unconventional compared to a normal bye week. The head coach said the team will practice a little more than the typical bye week and Saturday will be an off day.
While at LSU, Jimbo Fisher had hurricanes affect some regularly scheduled games, just as Hurricane Irma did to FSU’s schedule. He said he’ll use that experience at LSU to help how the ’Noles handle the situation of getting back from Hurricane Irma. He also said that events like hurricanes can bring the team together, “It can bind you and pull you together.”
The only benefit Fisher spoke of the hurricane was it gives FSU some more time to practice, comparing it to fall camp. “It is as far as you get more practice time.”
To help ease getting back into routine, Fisher said the team will have the same exact meeting times and practice schedules this week.
Florida State will next play on September 23rd vs. NC State in the Seminoles’ home opener. It will be the Seminoles’ second game of the season and NC State’s fourth.