Jimbo Fisher talked about a plethora of topics in his weekly press conference on Monday ahead of the team’s home opener vs. NC State.
When asked about linebacker Matthew Thomas’ progress since the season opener vs. Alabama, Fisher described it as, “outstanding.” Thomas had missed much of the preseason fall camp due to an “illness” and did not return to the team until the Thursday before the team’s first game.
The head coach also said the team was healthy when asked about any injury updates from practice since the cancellation of the ULM game.
On the topic of practices, the hurricane has set Florida State back slightly and Fisher said the team is behind about 1-2 practices, however, he still feels like the team is in a good position.
The team has been live in practice on special teams and has been going, “good on good” all week.
Fisher also spoke highly about the tight ends, saying the young ones (pointing out Tre’ McKitty specifically) are coming on and Mavin Saunders is starting to come back to form after a slow start.
Heading into the NC State game, the running back rotation will remain the same as it has been. The Wolfpack have a defensive line made up of all returning players are is arguably its best position group. “They’ve been there forever.”
Against NC State, Fisher said the biggest emphasis that the team will be put on tackling and coverage.