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Jimbo Fisher discusses how FSU has dealt with its lengthy break between games

21 days between games is sadly no joke.

NCAA Football: Florida State Media Day Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been 12 days since Florida State lost its season opening game to Alabama. It will be nine more before the Seminoles again take the field, this time in their home opener against NC State on September 23rd.

Jimbo Fisher made no secret of the fact that his team is ready to get back on the field, missing actual competition even if the team has been able to practice for a few weeks.

“They want to play. There’s no doubt. We didn’t play as well as they wanted to so they definitely want to play,” Fisher said. “But at the same time, we need to make sure we are prepared. They definitely want an opponent and we are going to get a good one, that’s for sure.”

In spite of this lengthy absence, Fisher has seen positives to take away from this unusual stretch. For one, it provides a chance to improve the team’s health after a grueling fall camp. Additionally, it has allowed the team to really prepare for the stretch that lies ahead.

That stretch, which begins September 23rd and continues with a series of 10 games in 10 weeks, has been seen as a potential positive for Fisher as well.

“If you start playing well, it can be a good thing,” Fisher said of the daunting series of games that lies ahead. “You can look at it as needing a rest, but if you’re playing well, you manage it well, your mind is in the right place and you have the right demeanor, it definitely can.”

Jimbo Fisher talks about how Florida State Seminoles Football has dealt with its long stretch between games.

Posted by on Thursday, 14 September 2017