After a bit of a break following last Monday's 41-13 win at Pittsburgh, Florida State was back at work preparing for Nevada today. But before they took the field, head coach Jimbo Fisher stopped by to talk with reporters about the health of the team, this week's opponent and a host of other topics.
Here are some highlights from Fisher's AM presser as well as a few notes from practice:
##- On this week's opponent: "[Nevada] runs the pistol offense with a lot of different looks, a lot of no-huddles, which our defense will be extremely challenged with. (On) defense, they’ll bring different pressures and coverage and are very aggressive with what they do. Brian was a special teams coach himself, so they’ll be very sound on special teams and what they do. We’ll have to play our ‘A’ game. I’m looking forward to the opportunity, looking forward to the challenge and see how our kids respond this week.”
##- Injury news, RB James Wilder Jr and CB PJ Williams were both back at practice on Monday, G Tre Jackson is still day-to-day but Fisher said he is "healing extremely well."
##- Karlos Williams continues to work with the running backs, "Running back is the easiest position to learn. When I was at LSU, we won the national championship with two freshmen backs that never played a snap until the sixth game of the year. As far as protections and runs, he’ll pick those up extremely quickly and he’s done a great job in practice. (He’s) learning very well. I’ve been extremely pleased with his ability to learn and process information and move on – he’s an intelligent young man. He’s done a very nice job of that."
##- Right now Florida State has four experienced receivers rotating along with Tight End Nick O'Leary. A trio of talented freshmen back the four receivers up, but when asked whether or not he intended to expand the WR rotation any time soon, Fisher was in no rush:
“If those guys are playing well, they deserve the reps and they deserve the catches. We’ll develop those young guys and bring them along, but you’ve got to do it when they’re ready and there’s no reason to take those reps away from a guy because those guys have worked hard to get in and get the ball and get in there. We’ll play them as those guys develop.”
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