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Florida State has no option but to stop the option - if the Seminoles want to win their 13th ACC title.
Jimbo Fisher said Friday the key to the Seminoles winning another Atlantic Coast Conference championship and clinching an automatic bid to the Orange Bowl is shutting down Georgia Tech's triple option offense.
The 13th-ranked Seminoles (10-2, 7-1 ACC) are two-touchdown favorites over unranked Georgia Tech in Saturday night's matchup. Still, Fisher knows defending the Yellow Jackets' deceiving offense can be a monumental task if you're not properly prepared.
The Yellow Jackets (6-6, 5-3) averaged 40 points per game during ACC play and their running game ranks third-best in the nation, averaging 323.3 yards per game.
Fisher said his staff has devised a good game plan to stop it.
But he's quick to point out it's difficult to simulate the speed of Georgia Tech's offense because it's so unorthodox.
''It's hard to simulate,'' Fis...
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It was acold evening in Charlotte for the ACC championship game. Not so much for me and my northern blood traveling south for the day, but certainly for anyone from the deeper south than I. Like Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, for instance.
Moments after the final seconds ticked off the clock to wrap up Florida State’s first ACC championship since 2005, holding on to beat...
Jimbo Fisher addresses the media following Florida State's ACC Championship victory.
When you win an ACC championship, ESPN waits for you to check your text messages.
From the day Jimbo Fisher took over for the legendary Bobby Bowden, he had a plan to return Florida State to greatness on a regular basis last seen in the 1990s. On Saturday night, with Florida State hanging on against upset-minded Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game for a 20-15 win, Fisher...
Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson is in no mood to discuss some of the realities surrounding his teams place in Saturdays ACC championship game.
He doesnt want to hear that his club doesnt belong in the game or that its only there because North Carolina and Miami arent eligible. Dont remind him of his squads 6-6 record or that statistically it has almost zero chance of even...
Kentucky Sports Radio is reporting that ESPN is reporting that Mark Stoops will not coach in Florida State’s bowl game. Stoops just took over the Kentucky Head Coaching job so this move makes total sense. Making the move to the SEC from the ACC will be very difficult especially when you are working for the Kentucky Wildcats.
ESPN reports Mark Stoops will not coach the Bowl Game...
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It’s been a crazy week around the Florida State campus and the ACC as a whole, and on Wednesday my old buddy Coley Harvey of the Orlando Sentinel stopped by to break it all down.
Coley and I discussed a number of Florida State related topics, including Mark Stoops’ departure to coach Kentucky, the Seminoles...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. An Atlantic Coast Conference championship that was seven years in the making turned out to a be a nail-biter.
And in what he admits is likely his final game on the Florida State sideline, Mark Stoops had his defense turn in a memorable performance to wrap up the programs first conference title since 2005.
Safety Karlos Williams had a game-clinching interception...
Hey there is an actual football game Saturday! The ACC Title game in Charlotte between Georgia Tech and Florida State. There’s still an Orange Bowl trip at stake, and with the Kent St. loss the likely opponent looks like Louisville.
I’m sure the Orange Bowl, and John Swofford are rooting for Florida State to win tomorrow rather than have a 7-6 Georgia Tech team representing the...
First it was a heckuva effort by Georgia Tech. When they got down 21-3, it looked like there were going to get humiliated. In the 2nd half they played with a defensive effort and intensity that I haven’t seen all year. The Jackets went to an aggressive blitzing package that really threw the Seminoles off balance. Hint for Paul Johnson… You don’t have alot talent on defense...