TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Timmy Jernigan did a pretty good job of just getting by in his first season at Florida State.
He was the only true freshman to play in all 13 of the Seminoles games, and Jernigan led all of FSUs interior defensive linemen with 30 tackles.
When I came in, I beat a lot of people with raw talent; I beat them because I was just better, Jernigan said. But now Im learning to be a technician. Doing all the little things right. I feel like thats what is going to make me a complete football player.
Jernigan was a dominating defensive tackle at Lake Citys Columbia High, recording 14 sacks and 32 tackles for loss in his senior season. He was considered the No. 4 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com, and the longtime Florida fan passed up offers from the Gators, who had just seen coach Urban Meyer resign, and offers from LSU and Alabama to attend FSU.
Jernigan saw considerable playing time last year, and he will now start in Saturdays season opener against Murray S...