TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - In all his years coaching, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said this summer was one of the best as far as offseason attendance and workouts go. That's saying a lot, and as fall camp kicked off Thursday afternoon, here's to hoping that offseason grind pays off.
There are a lot of questions as camp continues to progress, and the competition will most definitely be fierce as several position battles will take center stage, most notably at quarterback.
Fisher said Thursday that he likes the competition, saying that's what sports are all about.
"At the end of the day, if you don't like competition, you're in the wrong business," he said in a press conference before camp kicked off. "If you don't like being challenged you're in the wrong business. If you don't like having to come every day and win every day, you're in the wrong business. That's what the great ones do. The great ones, they love the competition. They love when somebody gets in their face and challenges them, and they get scared, and do I lose my job, but they thrive on it. That's to me, competition is what it's all about."
Fisher added the depth chart is wide open, and most everyone is healthy. He said he's confident things will fall in to place by the season opener.
"This team is a very hardworking group of guys. I would have a lot of respect if this was one person, it would be a friend of mine," he said. "I like the demeanor of this football team. I really, really like the personalities, the people, the demeanor, the work ethic, the toughness issues, I really like this team, all the intangibles. Now we have to go play football, but I really like that part of our team."
Florida State hosts a Fan Day on Sunday, and will have an open practice at 4:15 at the Seminole practice facility.