Fisher withstands another turbulent FSU win

by Gary Shelton on November 30, 2014 · 0 comments

in College Sports in Florida, Florida State University, University of Florida

Fisher completes unbeaten season

Fisher completes unbeaten season


It was over now, the turbulence and the triumph, and the darndest football coach in America had survived another test in the darnedest season ever. Jimbo Fisher had won, because that’s what he does more than anyone else, but once again, his football team had put him through the paces.

This is what it is like to coach at Florida State. It is rises and falls, and falling behind and coming back, and sloppiness followed by excellence, and tap-dancing through minefields. It is a team walking down a dark alley at midnight, across broken glass, into the palace.

They are unconquered again. That sounds impressive, doesn’t it? When a team wins them all, by golly, it ought to be referred to as dominant. When it it has won 26 straight, it ought to be called a dynasty. When it has a chance at a second straight championship, people out to stand and watch in awe.

But not with this team. This team is covered in scrapes and bruises and knots from riding 12 miles of rough road. This team did not glide past its competition. This team absorbed every blow, every week, and somehow, it managed to stay upright. It kept making comebacks. It kept climbing out of holes it dug for itself.

Good for Florida State.

Also, bad for Florida State.

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