Fisher not pleased with FSU scrimmage

April, 11, 2012
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Florida State held its second intrasquad scrimmage of the spring Monday.

Let's just say Jimbo Fisher is happy his team has two practices left.

"I thought we played very poorly on both sides," the Seminoles coach said. "I thought the first scrimmage was better than this one. On offense -- no consistency; had some not smart turnovers at times. On defense -- gave up a bunch of big plays, terrible on third down. At times both sides just dominated the other side."

Fisher said he does not think FSU is a good team right now, and he was disheartened by the lack of progress from the first scrimmage to the second.

The Seminoles practice again Wednesday and close out their spring season with their annual Garnet and Gold spring game at 4 p.m., ET Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium.

"It does," concern him, Fisher said of Monday's scrimmage. "It should get better, not worse. We need to take a look at why. We'll make some moves, make some adjustments; sit some guys down and play some other guys. There were some guys who did some good things, [but] not enough.

"Another thing I was disappointed on both sides of the ball was we had some poor penalties, too; some not very smart penalties. Penalties will cost you a game. We had a drive stopped on defense and get a hold and a facemask. Make a big play on offense and jump offside -- just silly things we haven’t been doing."

Fisher let the quarterbacks go live Monday, which he said was more to see if his young offensive line could withstand a real test against the Seminoles' defensive front.

"I wouldn't say I was happy," he said of the offensive line. "We've made a lot of progress; we're a lot better. We're nowhere where we need to be, are close to being and can be. I think we have a chance to be a very good group. I really do. At times they do some real good things against our guys who are real good players. We’ll get better."

Long-term, Fisher said, the hope is that Monday will teach FSU to overcome sluggish performances this summer and fall.

"You've just got to try and fight your way through those days," he said. "Sometimes I like to measure a team when you're not having a good day. How do you react to that? There may be a day when you go out there and it's not going right. Can you manage those tight situations and find a way to get yourself back in the groove and play winning football? You've got to win games we you’re not having your A-game."

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