FSU football

Less pressure on the road for Florida State Seminoles


Miami Herald Writer

As FSU prepares for Monday’s opener at Pittsburgh, coach Jimbo Fisher has many concerns — first-game jitters and crowd noise to name a few — but one thing he is not concerned with is the challenge of breaking in a new quarterback on the road.

“My personal opinion, it is better for [redshirt freshman Jameis Winston] to be on the road than at home. I think there’s less distractions,” Fisher said. “The atmosphere can be tougher, but leading up to it and the frame of mind and the way things go, as crazy as it sounds, it helps because you’re isolated. You’re away from all your family and friends and you can just have your meetings and your little talks [with coaches].”

• FSU plans to use a two-back approach at tailback this season with juniors James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman (Miami Central) sharing the load. Behind them, true freshman Ryan Green looks to be the next man up.

“He’s athletic, he can run, he’s making plays,” Fisher said. “He’s a great kid.”

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