TALLAHASSEE -- After a couple of blowouts against FCS schools, Florida State enters Atlantic Coast Conference play well-rested and mostly intact.
FSU pulled its starters in the first half of both games, and aside from the major loss of senior defensive end Brandon Jenkins, the Seminoles enter ACC play largely unscathed.
“We’re really good, no problems,” coach Jimbo Fisher said. “We should see most everybody back on the [practice] field today.”
Now the attention turns to Wake Forest (2-0), which knocked off North Carolina last weekend.
“We’re looking forward to it, it’s a great challenge, it’s our ACC opener and it’s a division game so it’s a double-whammy,” Fisher said. “We need to be crossing Ts, dotting Is and making sure we’re ready to play.”
A Punch to the Mouth
Fisher told reporters during his news conference that his team hadn’t been punched in the mouth yet this season. His quarterback had a different take.
“Yeah, our defense will punch us in the mouth every now and then [in practice], they can’t punch me in the mouth though,” joked EJ Manuel, alluding to the green jersey he dons in practice. “[Wake] will try to get their hands on me or whatever, but it’s all part of the game.”