TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - After Saturday's win over Chattanooga, the focus for the Florida State football team quickly shifted to the next task at hand- beating the Florida Gators.
Jimbo Fisher said it best Saturday night, "They're 10-1, we're 9-2, that's what Florida-Florida State should be." For the first time in a long time, this game means something. Florida is still in the college football playoff picture, while the Seminoles have a chance to play in the New Year's Six.
Each team's success this season comes thanks to a lot of young talent. Both teams have used multiple quarterbacks this season, and both are very strong defensively, and all the similarities will make for an interesting Saturday night.
"It's funny how that evolves. That wasn't planned I promise you by either one of us," laughed Fisher at his Monday press conference. "I think also one of the key roles as a coach is identifying who you are and what each team is, where it's strengths and weaknesses lie, how you have to play the game or how you have to coach the game. Jim's done a great job of that, and hopefully we've done a great job of that. Like I said, each team has it's own personality and own identity, and it is ironic that we are very similar."
This time of year is also when the rumor mill starting spinning, and in Baton Rouge, word on the street is that the LSU Boosters want Les Miles gone, and they also want Fisher as their next coach.
"I have no comment on that," he said Monday. "I have a policy, I don't speak about jobs. That's unfair to the players that are there, the players that are here, the coaches there and here. There is no job opening, so I have no comment on that. That's a policy in which I have and I'm not going to comment on any job in any way shape or form."
Florida State's match-up with Florida kicks off at 7:30 in Gainesville.