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Jimbo Fisher and EJ Manuel addressed the media on Monday morning. They spoke about Florida State's upcoming game against Florida and many more subjects.
This post was edited by Chris Nee on 11/19/2012 at 11:07 AM
"I thought we played well in all three phases" - Fisher on Maryland win.
Fisher expects great challenge from Florida, mentions their great defense.
"We recruited all those guys so we know them all."
Fisher calls Driskel 'dynamic' and compliments Muschamp's coaching of the Gators.
"Two teams that are 10-1 and it's what the Florida-Florida State game should be" - Fisher on this weekend.
"Most definitely" the best defense FSU has faced.
Smiley suffered a high ankle sprain. Only injury mentioned by Fisher.
Fisher when asked if this is the best defense they'll face "Most definitely."
Fisher says UF is dominating up front on defense.
Fisher praising Elam's instincts.
Fisher very complimentary of Florida's defensive front. He also spoke highly of their secondary and the ability to mix it up - man, zone, etc.
"They create the negative plays, and they create the turnovers." More from Fisher on the Gators' D.
"It ain't even close. We're two different football teams from where we were a year ago offensively."
Fisher says this group of seniors have "brought back the credibility" to FSU.
Fisher spoke a good bit about how banged up Florida State's offensive line was a year ago against Florida. He said it is vastly different this year.
"It'll be a very sad day for me on Saturday," -- Fisher on senior day.
Fisher said the senior class at FSU needs to be remembered for getting the Seminoles back in the 'limelight' of college football.
Fisher on ACC Championship: "Worry about that next week."
Fisher not talking about rankings, etc. Said the focus is Florida.
Fisher doesn't want to talk about anything except the task at hand - Florida.
Fisher immediately shuts down any BCS talk. Probably a good move.
Fisher on recruiting impact of Saturday's game: "I don't know how much kids weigh that any more."
I wholeheartedly agree.
This post was edited by Chris Nee on 11/19/2012 at 10:10 AM
Fisher on recruiting kids now a days - "They know what they want. You know if you're in the hunt from the first five minutes when you meet a kid."
Fisher's point on recruiting impact of the game is that recruits are not looking at this game to determine where they end up. Most have pre-determined reasons for why they will opt for the school they pick.
He didn't downplay that winning is still important.
Fisher on ACC holding back recruiting: "It hasn't hit us, but it could."
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