TALLAHASSEE -- When FSU’s first-team defense was on the field until the closing seconds of the 41-14 win over Miami on Saturday, it was just the second time all season the unit had played the whole game.
No one is happier about that than coach Jimbo Fisher. Getting his younger guys playing time helps him recruit, develops his depth and it keeps his starters fresh late into the season.
“[It] says that if you are a freshman and talented, and if you’re talented enough, you are going to play. So it lets recruits know that,” said Fisher on Tuesday. “At the same time, you are saving those older guys for later in the year when they don’t have to take so many reps. And then when injuries occur you have guys that are ready to play.’’