FSU’s special teams lead to defeat against Alabama

by Gary Shelton on September 3, 2017 · 0 comments

in College Sports in Florida, Florida State University, general

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher wasn't good enough on special teams../TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher wasn't good enough on special teams../TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Sunday, 2:30 a.m.

Against a team as strong as the University of Alabama, the little things can kill a team.

Just ask Jimbo Fisher.

Special teams were the downfall of Fisher and his FSU Seminoles Saturday night. In a 14-minute span, the Seminoles had a punt blocked, a field goal block and a kickoff return fumbled, and the Tide exended ed a 10-7 lead into one of 21-7 to salt away the game. Alabama won 24-7.

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“We go over 35-40 minutes a day,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said of his team's preparation on special teams preparation. “We work it a ton. .. those are big critical plays in the game.”

The Seminoles lost quarterback Deondre Francois late in the game to a leg injury. There was no update on when he might be able to return.

"Until we diagnose it and see, I don’t know,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “It’s unfortunate he got hurt though. I hugged him, told him I am sorry he’s hurt. And we’ll get it diagnosed.”

Francois threw for 210 yards, but the Seminoles rushed for only 40.

FSU is home Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe.




"The blocked punt was good scheme based on their protection and how they protect," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said.


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