When Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher took over for the legendary Bobby Bowden in the 2010 season, the pressure was on him like no other coach in the nation to return a program that dominated the 90s back to prominence.
After top-notch recruiting classes and development, Fisher has accomplished that seemingly impossible mission in 2013 by leading the ‘Noles to an unblemished 13-0 record and an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night against the Auburn Tigers.
Fisher has gotten this program to the title game by basically emulating what Bowden’s teams in the 90s did–dominating everyone and everything in their path.
The ‘Noles are among the best in the nation in every category offensively and defensively and have not won a game this season by less than 14 points.
Complete and total domination.
But on Monday, they’re facing not only a very talented 12-1 Auburn team, but a team that just finds a way to win no matter what the circumstances. They used a miracle catch from Ricardo Louis to defeat the Georgia Bulldogs late, and then they ran a missed field goal back with time expiring to defeat the then top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.
So how can Fisher and FSU avoid the same fate as Georgia and Alabama on Monday?
Let’s have a look…