TALLAHASSEE -- Going traditional
After two consecutive weeks of trying to stop an offense with a mobile quarterback, the Seminoles on Tuesday turned their attention to stopping North Carolina State’s more conventional offense with a traditional quarterback.
“Yeah it is [more fun] for a defense to play a more traditional offense,” coach Jimbo Fisher said. “It’s fun as far as assignments, but the players they have and how they execute are pretty darn good.”
Handling crowd noise
The Seminoles are preparing for their first truly hostile road environment this weekend. In Saturday’s win in Tampa, the crowd at Raymond James Stadium was almost an even split, and afterward players and coaches admitted the game had a bit of a bowl feel to it.
Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium, where the stands are right on top of the sidelines, crowd noise will be a factor. FSU prepared Tuesday by whispering their pre-snap adjustments and calls to help compensate.
“The next couple days we’ll have the [simulated crowd] noise,” Fisher said.