TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jimbo Fisher is preparing for his third season at Florida State in dire need of an offensive line that can protect his quarterback and create enough space for a running game.
And while several of the names have changed, the need remains the same heading into the Seminoles’ annual Garnet and Gold spring scrimmage on Saturday.
Fisher had hoped he had those issues were addressed a year ago, but injuries and inexperience resulted in the Seminoles’ front scrambling all season. The running attack was never a real threat with long odds on even short gains in crucial situations. And that doesn’t include the toll it took on quarterback EJ Manuel, who suffered 33 sacks and an untold number of hits delivering the ball or trying to run out of trouble.