For the first time in what is his eighth year at the helm of Florida State, head coach Jimbo Fisher lost a season-opening game. The No. 3 ’Noles were defeated by No. 1 Alabama 24-7.
Fisher began his opening statement praising the Florida State defense that allowed 24 points, however many of those points came from great field position that was a result of poor special teams play.
Late in the fourth quarter, FSU QB Deondre Francois went down with a left knee injury and was eventually carted off. For the final series of the game, true freshman QB James Blackman was manning the offense.
On the Logan Tyler blocked punt that gave Alabama the ball inside FSU’s six yard line, Fisher stated, “That was critical, and then poor. He played a great game and just made a bad decision.”
Fisher said of Blackman starting if Francois is unable to go next week, “As of now, most likely, but we’ll evaluate this week and see.”
He finished the press conference complimenting the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, host of the spectacle.
Florida State Seminoles Football head coach Jimbo Fisher following Alabama Football loss.Posted by TomahawkNation.com on Saturday, September 2, 2017