Jimbo Fisher said, "Knowing that Coach Bowden's here. I mean, the chance to work under the winningest coach in college football history, you can't pass that up."
The Jimbo Fisher era has officially begun in Tallahassee and after a weekend that resembled a daytime television drama, Fisher is finally a Seminole.
Fisher said, "Things, I mean, what goes on in the media are different, but deep down I never really doubted it."
Fisher's job is to resurrect an offense that has struggled to find consistency in recent years.
Fisher said, "Hopefully we'll have enough balance. Hopefully we'll play with extreme toughness, effort and discipline every play. We're going to try. The things we're going to teach these guys won't be based on ability because we'll recruit ability."
It’s a sentiment echoed by FSU's new offensive line coach.
Rick Trickett said, "We're going to formulate an attitude and we're going to be hard nosed, and we're going to be physical and we're going to get after people."
With a new staff, no one is guaranteed a spot on the field, job number one for Fisher is player evaluation.
Fisher said, "I think the first thing we have to do here before we get caught up in what we're going to do on offense is look at our players and ask them to do what they are capable of doing. That's why they call it coaching. You don't just plug them in and say this is what we're going to do and stick them in there. You ask them to do what they're capable of doing."
And if Fisher is capable of fixing the offense, his evaluation from Seminole fans will be favorable.
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