Oct 19, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney (left) shakes hands with Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher (right) prior to the game at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Jimbo Fisher on not voting his own team No. 1: ‘You can’t let emotion get into it’


Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher is a man of integrity. He’s also a man in charge of one of the most dominate teams in college football this season, but his personal connection to FSU hasn’t caused him to put the Seminoles atop his ballot in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

Fisher spoke about the potential conflict of interest on Monday, telling reporters that it’s his job to be as unbiased as possible when it comes to voting:

That’s a job I have. I don’t look at it through our team. You can’t let emotion get into it. You have to do what you think, from your study, evaluation, opinion and expertise, where you should fit in that poll (ESPN).

Fisher also said he doesn’t want to coach based on perceived style points:

I’m not going to go out there and embarrass this game and the integrity of how you’ve got to play. If that’s the way they’re going to do it, they need to re-evaluate. If they can’t tell we dominated that game early and put it away — I just think that’s bad for college football, in my opinion.

As both Alabama and Oregon are off this week, Fisher’s Seminoles will have the eyes of the nation on them when they take on the undefeated Miami Hurricanes.

[Source: ESPN]

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