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Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher said that the pre-bowl practice period is "the last chance for [the players] to get better. We’re not through getting better."
"Even though you are in preparation for a bowl, we aren’t in game planning," Fisher said. "We are going back to fundamentals and learning how to play. [The 15 practices are] 15 opportunities for your young players and for the seniors going into the draft." Florida State (10-2) is gearing up to play Houston (12-1) in the Peach Bowl on New Year's Eve. That same venue will host a Playoff semifinal next season, a fact not lost on Fisher. "It’s a very dynamic place to play, one of my favorite places to play," noted the FSU boss, who added that "hopefully" the team would return to the venue to play for raised stakes next season. Mon, Dec 14, 2015 03:46:00 PM

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The Baton Rouge Advocate reports that intermediaries for Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher and LSU were talking as late as last week.

The Tigers targeted Fisher as a replacement for Les Miles. Those talks stalls, leading LSU president F. King Alexander to acknowledge that the decision to retain Miles wasn’t made until halftime of the Texas A&M game. Whether Alexander balked at the $30 million-plus price tag it would have taken in total to replace Miles with Fisher or whether Fisher backed out, we're back where we started, with both Miles and Fisher staying put.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher announced that he will not leave the school.

"I’m staying right here at Florida State," he said. Reports had Fisher seriously considering jumping to LSU in the event that Les Miles were fired. Whether he turned down the Tigers' overtures or whether those reports were overstating the situation, it's little surprise that Fisher has zero interest in leaving FSU at the moment. "There is no doubt I do (have one of the best jobs in America)," Fisher said. "This is a tremendous place. The Florida State people have been wonderful. This is a great place to live, a great place to coach; we’ve got great players, great tradition and great history. This is a tremendous job and a heckuva place. I love it here." Fisher is the fifth highest-paid coach in the country.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher said that he has "no comment" about LSU's current coaching situation.

Fisher not only refused to comment on the situation, he went so far as to call the speculation unfair. "I don't speak about jobs," he said. "It's unfair to the players that are there, the players that are here, the coaches there and here." On Monday, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad that there's a "very good possibility" that LSU will exercise their $15 million buyout on HC Les Miles in the coming weeks. Winter's coming for the CFB coaching landscape, and it's set to be a whopper of an offseason, with multiple high-profile gigs available from USC to Miami to (maybe) LSU.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 06:38:00 PM

Florida State added Charleston Southern to their 2016 non-conference schedule.

Charleston Southern was the final piece to the Seminoles' non-conference schedule for next season. They'll play that game on September 10. In addition to adding that FCS cupcake to their 2016 menu, they're also set to play Ole Miss (appetizer), South Florida (mid-meal cupcake?) and Florida (main course). When last they played Charleston Southern in 2011, they won 62-10.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 05:50:00 PM

Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher called now-former Miami HC Al Golden "a good coach."

"I thought he did a good job, had good players. You don’t know why things happen. I’m sure he’ll find another job and do a great job," said Fisher, who held a 5-0 record against Golden prior to the latter's dismissal from Miami HC duties on Sunday. Fisher then turned philosophical in regards to the current state of coaching security. "The patience is getting less and less. It’s getting more like pro ball every day. Media coverage, scrutiny, money, all the things that go into it. I hate it for anybody." Fisher might hate it, but we're guessing he's happy to answer questions about Al Golden if it means fewer questions about the ending of the Seminoles' disastrous 22-16 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 05:45:00 PM

NFL Media ranks Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher as the No. 7 most attractive college head coach to the NFL.

Fisher is 58-10 since replacing Bobby Bowden before the 2010 season. "Fisher has been producing first-round quarterbacks and NFL talent at an impressive clip, so it should come as no surprise that some pro franchises are already interested in making him a head coach," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "He fields very good defenses for an offensive-minded head coach, and his offensive system would need few alterations to adapt to the pro game. He has not ruled out moving up to the NFL, so this is certainly a possibility down the road and it could result in a good fit." Indeed, Fisher has seen a school-record 18 players drafted over the past two years.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 07:07:00 PM

Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher is the sixth-best head coach in the country, according to NFL Media.

Fisher is 58-10 since replacing Bobby Bowden before the 2010 season. "It's hard to believe that Florida State is the only head-coaching gig Fisher has ever held, as he's quickly returned the Seminoles to glory," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "Life after Jameis Winston will be interesting to navigate, but Fisher has proven he knows how to win games and there certainly will be plenty of talent on the roster given how well he's recruited and developed players." Fisher has shipped a school-record 18 players to the NFL draft over the past two years.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 03:24:00 PM

Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher signed a contract extension that will keep him with the program through the 2022 season.

Financial terms of the pact were not released. Fisher's current contract, which he signed about one year ago, pays him about $4.1 million per season. "I appreciate that FSU believes in what we are doing and supports our goal of maintaining one of the best programs in the country," Fisher said in a statement. "It is a privilege to coach the young men in our program. It is truly a family." Fisher, who is 58-10 since replacing Bobby Bowden before the 2010 season, has sent a school-record 18 players into the NFL draft over the last two years.
Source: Fox Sports
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 11:51:00 PM

Florida State moved up from No. 4 to No. 3 in the final College Football Playoff standings.

The third-seeded Seminoles have a date with No. 2 Oregon in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. Jeff Long, the Selection Committee Chair, said the teams ranked 3-6 were extremely close, prompting re-voting and re-visiting. That said, it appears as though Florida State stamped its ticket into the playoff by beating Georgia Tech in the ACC championship game on Saturday, jumping from No. 4 to No. 3. The Seminoles snuck by a number of teams that ranged from mediocre to good (but not elite) this season, a group including Oklahoma State, Clemson, Notre Dame, Louisville, Miami, Boston College, Florida and GTU. While those struggles didn't cost the 'Noles a ticket into the playoffs, it did move them out of a slot in the Sugar Bowl, which is obviously far closer to campus than California's Rose Bowl. That makes for a slightly harder road to a repeat.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 01:41:00 PM

According to a report by the Orlando Sentinel, Florida State will receive $3.5 million for their game against Ol' Miss to open the 2016 season.

No word as to how much money Ol' Miss will be making off of the match in the Citrus Bowl. Neutral site games generally have these kinds of big paydays. Earlier this season, Alabama and West Virginia split $6.4 million to face-off in Atlanta. Ol' Miss and Florida State have played just once, back in 1961 when Ol' Miss blanked the Seminoles 33-0. Revenge is a dish that takes decades to marinate.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Sources told ESPN that Florida State and Ol' Miss will play each other in the Citrus Bowl to open the 2016 season.

The game is reportedly set for Monday, September 5, 2016. This will be the first game between Florida State and Ol' Miss in over half-a-century, and only the second meeting overall. Back in 1961, Ol' Miss shutout the Seminoles 33-0. Back then, the idea of landing on the moon was just in its infancy and The Beatles were still The Quarreymen. Yesterday, a probe landed on a comet and posted pictures to Twitter. Times have changed.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 07:49:00 PM

Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher said that he had no reaction to the current CFP ranking which had his team ranked third.

When asked what he thought of Tuesday's ranking, Fisher said, "Nothing... That's their opinion. We got to get ready to play Miami. Things will always take care of themselves. I don't mean that in any disregard. Whether we'd have been No. 1, it'd have been the same." Florida State had previously been ranked second (behind Mississippi State) by the playoff committee, before being jumped by Oregon. TCU is currently fourth in the rankings. "I thought the name of the game was to keep winning," said Fisher.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 05:59:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd wrote that Florida State's up-and-down style of play was hurting their perception.

Florida State is undefeated, but has trailed against Clemson, NC State, Notre Dame and Louisville. In those games, they were behind a combined 52 points. Vegas has taken note. The Seminoles are just a 1 1/2 point favorite against Miami. Over the summer, Florida State was favored by 17 in the same game. Part of this is based on the fact that the team was so dominant on their way to the 2013 national title that they were almost bound to look more pedestrian this season. Still, their offense has dropped from second in the nation in scoring to 16th. Their defense has dropped from No. 3 all the way to No. 50. Quarterback Jameis Winston has been inconsistent, but he's far from the only reason that FSU's level of play has dropped off.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 07:46:00 PM

NC State head coach Dave Doeren apologized to FSU for accusing the Seminoles of faking injuries during the schools' game last weekend.

"I left an emotional locker room and took those emotions with me to the press conference," Doeren tweeted. The head coach previously accused FSU of slowing the second half tempo by falling to the ground with fake injuries. Others have accused opponents of such acts, but few head coaches.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:54:00 AM