TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher believes his Seminoles still have enough talent to make a run at a second straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship despite all the talent they lost to the NFL.
Eleven players were selected in the NFL draft and another handful of Seminoles signed free agent contracts. Still, Fisher is confident the Seminoles will be right in the middle of things again this season.
Fisher says, “We’ll tweak and turn, we’re learning. The infrastructure of our program about how we do things won’t change right now.”
His major challenges include quarterback EJ Manuel (Buffalo Bills), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (Minnesota Vikings) and defensive end Bjoern Werner (Indianapolis Colts) — all first-round draft picks.
Fisher says Florida State “lost a lot, but there’s still a lot coming in.”
Source: Associated PressSeminoles Look To Repeat As ACC Champs by Blake Bass