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Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher caught ‘off guard’ by Maryland move

 

Miami Herald Writer

Monday’s announcement that Maryland would be leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference came as a surprise to many around the country, including those at Florida State.

“It caught me so off guard, I didn’t know,” coach Jimbo Fisher said. “I actually haven’t had time, and I’ve been thinking about Florida, so maybe after the season I’ll get my bearings back on it. It’s interesting, though, it really is. That’s a shocker. They’re one of the original members, if I’m not mistaken.”

The estimated fee for leaving the ACC is around $50 million.

• Offensive guard Tre Jackson was very complimentary of the UF defensive front, but reminded reporters he faces the No. 1 defense in the country every day in practice.

When asked if he had faced a defensive lineman in a game all year that was better than the guys he sees on his team, Jackson responded in laughter, “No.”

• Heading into their regular-season finale, FSU is much healthier than this time a year ago.

“I know a lot of us feel good,” sophomore running back Devonta Freeman said. “Last year I was pretty banged-up. I feel better this year.”

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