FSU: Fisher On Defending The No-Huddle Nevada
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher spoke to the media Thursday about Saturday's match up against Nevada.
We got some things done today and were ready to play again its like a second season opener. Dadgumit it feels like its taken forever. Hopefully we dotted some Is and crossed some Ts and can be efficient. I like what we did today.
On redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Ruben Carter stepping up with Tre Jackson being listed as doubtful
Im extremely confident (in Ruben). I think hes had a good week of practice, has done some really nice things and played well in the game the other day. I feel very comfortable with Ruben.
On a few injuries to the offensive line allowing other guys on the depth chart to step up
Theres no doubt, its a great opportunity and you never know when that number is called. Ruben (Carter) did it the other day and has practiced well and performed well. I think if Tre (Jackson) had to play he could play in case of an emergency. I think hes hobbled but hes healing pretty quickly. I think we could get him back here in the next week or so, but those guys have an opportunity and its nice to see him play well.
On reports Wednesday night of Cameron Erving having an injury
Hes fine. He got banged in the back and they just wanted to get him a CAT scan and shot just to make sure he was alright. Hes fine, he practiced all day.
On offensive lineman Austin Barrons recovery
Hes right on the verge of coming back hes right on the edge of it. I think hell be back at practice on Monday, I really do. Its what were planning on.
On the opportunity for someone like Ruben Carter to seize the opportunity to play
Theres nothing like being able to do it and realize you can do it. Saying I can do it and preparing like I can do it, but until you go out in the game and actually do it (is special). Its never doubt, its that nervous energy when you have to do it for the first time, and its very rewarding to see the hard work has paid off, and Im very proud of him. Youre going to have to jump in and make plays and hes done it. Its reassuring that the confidence and what weve seen in spring ball and through the summer and into camp, its reassuring that thats what were seeing.
On getting some hot practices in
Thats why we stayed out today. We were out every day this week. Of course, practicing it when were on the field at 3:30 p.m. is exactly the same time were playing. Its very good preparation for what we want to go through.
On replenishing the defense with the temperatures expected to be high on game day
With all the reps and all the things, weve got to make sure we have guys ready and that they can get their rest.
On the importance of getting to and defending third down against a no-huddle team like Nevada
Against a no-huddle team, thats the down. You get a third down and you get off the field, you can win some battles because its hard for those no-huddle teams to get into a rhythm. Third down is critical in any ball game, especially against a team like this.
FSU Injury Report Nevada Game
Out for Season
TE - Kevin Haplea (knee)
WR - Jarred Haggins (knee)
Out for Game
TE - Jeremy Kerr (knee)
OL - Austin Barron (foot)
OL - Tre Jackson (ankle)