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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher is an avid NASCAR fan. Fisher admired Dale Earnhardt Sr. and admits that was his guy.
If he could, Fisher would take the wheel of a stock car, mash the gas and take a few laps around the track.
Fishers role at Florida State is more of a crew chief than a driver, though, tinkering with the mechanics to achieve top performance.
Youre multi-tasking, Fisher said. You have a master game plan then you have to make the critical decisions but you have to have those guys helping you as a team.
Spring football has begun in Tallahassee and Fisher has begun the task of assembling his master game plan for the Seminoles 2012 season.
Not that 2011 ended poorly. Florida State finished 9-4, swept their in-state rivals Miami and Florida and defeated Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl with four freshmen starting on the offensive line. Still, national championship aspirations went unfulfilled, and there was a three-game losing strea...
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Not too long ago we went through the Athlon Sports Ranking of the ACC Coaches. These were rankings in large part I didn’t agree with. Some of the comments I had there I’ll elaborate on now when I rank the ACC coaches for a little spring football reading.
1. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech
What I like:
Since 2004 Frank Beamer has won an astonishing 84 games at Virginia Tech. 5 BCS...