Wednesday, October 6, 2010
FSU all-access on ESPNU tonight
By Heather Dinich
An inside look at Florida State under first-year coach Jimbo Fisher will air at 7 p.m. ET tonight on ESPNU in an all-access piece about the Seminoles.
There's no question who's in control at Florida State now, as one of the first things you'll hear is Fisher screaming. I got an advanced copy, so I've seen it already, and it's a good behind-the-scenes look at how Fisher is running the show -- with authority.
The piece was shot in the week leading up to the Wake Forest game, and starts off with an 8 a.m. staff meeting. My personal favorite is seeing offensive line coach Rick Trickett sitting there with a cigar hanging out of his mouth. (If only they had gotten a shot of him riding in on his Harley.) It's also a chance to see first-year coordinator Mark Stoops at work, a look at the strength program with Vic Viloria, a few team meetings, and of course, practice.
Fisher is pretty much all business, but he'll joke around with his players, too. He yelled at receiver Bert Reed, "hate for you to break a sweat, Bert!"
Things have changed at Florida State, and this is one opportunity to see how.