With his team comfortably tucked away in the Sheraton Roanoke last night, Jimbo popped up on ESPN during halftime of the MAC game telecast. You get the impression Fisher didn't want to get into plans for Va. Tech because the host's questions were more general. Thankfully his answers were interesting.
Does it cause frustration to have two teams with two losses each ahead of you in the BCS poll?
Jimbo: It doesn’t frustrate me because it’s not anything we can control. All we can do is play as well as we can play. Beat the people on our schedule, and we have a great opponent this week in Virginia Tech. And that’s all we can control.
Do you feel you have the depth now that you can plug-and-play your second stringers and they can perform as well as your first stringers like FSU teams of the 90s?
Jimbo: We’ve had some substantial injuries, like Brandon Jenkins and Chris Thompson, and we’ve been able to keep playing at a high level. And I think that’s the difference in being a good team and being a good program. I think that’s what Florida State was back then and I think that’s what we’re becoming again. We can sustain injuries and some adversity and still be able to plug other good players in and keep developing young guys behind them -- and we have quality guys in the game to rest your starters and not miss a beat…I think that’s what it’s about and our recruiting is starting to pay off and we’re developing into a program again.
Jimbo: He sets the tone for everything. He’s everything that’s right in college football. If he was your son you’d be proud because he does everything right, on and off the field. And he’s such a great competitor and he affects the guys on our team in the right way. And I’m very blessed to have him in our program and be able to coach him.