Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher compares 2013 Seminoles team to 1993 Auburn team

Dec 31, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher with the Coaches Trophy at a press conference for the 2014 BCS National Championship at ESPN Zone Downtown Disney. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With the Florida State Seminoles being as dominant as they were in 2013 on their path to Jan 6th’s BCS National Championship Game appearance against the Auburn Tigers, a lot of comparison are already being made to some of the greatest teams in the history of college football.

While usually head coaches like to shy away from comparisons, Florida State head coach actually did compare his team to one of the past, and it’s the program that he’ll be facing inside the Rose Bowl in less than one week for the crystal ball.

Fisher compared this FSU team to the 1993 Auburn team. In that year, Florida State won the national championship by defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 1994 Orange Bowl. However, due to sanctions, the Tigers, under first-year head coach Terry Bowden, went unbeaten but were not allowed to compete for the national championship.

Jimbo was actually a part of that staff, coaching the quarterbacks, and he noted some very similar traits between the team he’s built in Tallahassee now and that team that never got to see if they could have been national champs:

“To get here you’re going to have to win close games and do things,” Fisher said Tuesday during the BCS Championship welcome press conference at Downtown Disney. “Back then in ’93 we had some close games.”


“I don’t know as much about the Auburn team there, but that Auburn team in ’93 had some great players that ended up being long-time NFL players, just like I think there will be a lot of guys on our football team at Florida State,” Fisher said.

Topics: Auburn Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, Jimbo Fisher

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