ACCCG: Advantage FSU?


There is no bye week to prepare for Georgia Tech’s spread option, and it’s been more than three years since Florida State and Georgia Tech last faced each other, but Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson said on Sunday the advantage in preparation for the Dr Pepper ACC championship game leans in favor of Florida State.

“We've played before, and both teams are going to have the same amount of time to prepare,” Johnson said. “We have no idea how they're going to line up. They haven't played anybody that's remotely close to us. It'll be a guessing game for both I imagine.

“They'll have a better idea what we're going to do because they'll have seen us on tape against all kinds of different defenses. We'll have to guess what they're going to play.”

It’s been a long time since FSU defensive coordinator Mark Stoops has had to prepare for the spread option, but FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said the staff at least thought about the possibility this past summer. He’s not necessarily convinced they’ll have any advantage.

“I mean, we have to go see it and we have to simulate it,” Fisher said, “so it's six one way, half a dozen the other.”