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Our last selection is a sophomore (of sorts) that will not only need to avoid a slump, but is expected to regain his school's past glory.
When first named as head coach for the Seminoles, Fisher said, “Empowered, confident athletes are winners. My goal is to get the structure, the staff, and the support resources in place to facilitate a winning plan, and get players into the structure and start effecting change. Now.”
Well, the “now” to which Fisher was referring is here, and the early picture looks pretty good.
Florida State is highly ranked in most early preseason polls, and is cracking the Top 10 in most of them.
It's no wonder, after a 10-4 first year, including a Chick-Fil-A Bowl win over SEC-East champions South Carolina. That performance was good enough for the Football Writers Association of America to name Fisher to their Freshman All-Ameican Team.
Fisher is expected to bring big things back to Tallahassee in 2010, and he'll definitely need to avoid a sophomore slump if he wants to keep the fans squarely in his corner.
If he does manage to improve on last season's success, he'll be well on his way to cementing his own legacy at Florida State.