The college football season begins in just two weeks and Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher seems to be very displeased by what he is seeing during practice. One day he is thrilled with their performance, the next he is mentioning how inconsistent they are and they are making way too many mistakes at this point and time.
"Situation day," he said after practice today. "We did all the situations and we aren't very smart right now. Don't understand them and aren't playing smart football, hopefully we'll get better."
Not only have they been inconsistent during practices, but nagging injuries have kept certain starters from participating in any contact drills recently. Some of those players have been Nick O'Leary (TE), Chris Thompson (RB) and Jacobbi McDaniel (DT). Today was the first day that offensive lineman Zebrie Sanders has been able to practice in a week.
With all the little injuries that have occurred, it's given the freshmen more reps and an opportunity to showcase their talents even more so then before. Bobby Hart (OL), Tim Jernigan (DT) and Kelvin Benjamin (WR) have actually been receiving high grades from the coaches on a regular basis.
Although it's nice to see these freshman getting their chances in practice, it's difficult to hear Fisher becoming agitated with the lack of consistency from our team. It doesn't ease things coming from a fan's standpoint when the Head Coach is wavering back and forth on his evaluation of the teams progression. I can say this is definitely something the Seminole Nation doesn't want to hear.
Each year, fans become so saturated with the hype, but are constantly let down. This season is supposed to be different, one where the Seminoles actually live up to their hype and compete for a national championship. At least, that's what most fans believe.
Hopefully they get their act together before Week 1. Although it's against a lesser opponent in Louisiana-Monroe, we don't want our expectations to be disappointed yet again.