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Monday, April 16, 2012
ESPN writers give coaching a try at FSU

By Ivan Maisel and Mark Schlabach

TALLAHASSEE -- The opportunity started with a phone call about a month ago.

"How seriously do you take your spring game?" we asked Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher.

Like most college football coaches, Fisher's first objective was to get through 15 spring practices and a glorified intrasquad scrimmage without significant injuries. He also wanted to see how his team's younger players would respond while playing in front of a large crowd.

So we asked Fisher how he felt about two sportswriters joining his coaching staff on the sideline for this past Saturday's spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Let us help your seniors draft the teams, and let us call plays against each other on a couple of possessions.

"Sounds like fun," Fisher said.

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