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    Monday, September 17, 2007

    Nole Offense The Hot Topic Of Discussion

    The St. Pete Times characterizes FSU's win over UAB as taking "baby steps." However, the Noles"... seemingly lost ground Saturday night against Colorado. "As they note, offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher "...sounded like he had lost his patience. "


    The Sporting News talks about Fisher's promise to find eleven guys that want to play. Said Fisher,"We're going to find 11 football players next week, I promise you." According to them, no one's job is safe, "not even starting quarterback Drew Weatherford."

    The Sun-Sentinel quotes Bobby Bowden as saying that Jimbo Fisher may have jumped the gun in his assessment of the game. "Jimbo was very upset the whole game by the way things went," Bowden said. "He was just so upset. He might have rushed [his judgment] a little bit. I'm anxious to see how he responds when he sees the film." Personally, I don't think Fisher rushed his judgment and it is a little upsetting to see Bobby Bowden disagreeing with his coordinator publicly.

    Bob Thomas of The Florida Times-Union hit on the offensive woes also. "Quarterback Drew Weatherford was repeatedly off target, completing only 8 of 18 attempts for 126 yards, though he received very little help. Senior receiver De'Cody Fagg dropped a certain touchdown pass, continuing his struggles."

    In staying with the theme of an ineffective offense, The Tampa Tribune discussed the lowlights for the offense:
    • FSU had just 10 first downs, 11 fewer than Colorado.
    • The Noles were one of 13 on third-down conversions.
    • In three trips to the red zone, FSU could muster only three Gary Cismesia field goals.

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