Feb 1, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher speaks during the BCS National Championship Celebration at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Jimbo Fisher: ‘That Gator grass always grows better after it’s in the Sod Cemetery’


On Saturday, the Florida State Seminoles got together in Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida to celebrate their BCS National Championship. Last month, the Seminoles used a last second drive to defeat the Auburn Tigers and win their third national championship and first under fourth-year head coach Jimbo Fisher.

Fisher is now 45-10 at Florida State with three Atlantic Division championships, two ACC championships, two BCS Bowl wins, a 4-0 record against the Miami Hurricanes, 3-1 record against the Clemson Tigers and a 3-1 record against the Florida Gators.

When Fisher addressed the over 30,000 fans that gathered to celebrate, he took a bit of a shot at his chief rival.

“That Gator grass always grows better after it’s in the Sod Cemetery,” Fisher proclaimed.

When Florida State plays in certain road games, they are designated “sod” games and if Florida State wins, they take a piece of the sod home with them.

That wasn’t the only instate rival Fisher took a shot at. He told the crowd that Miami has caused Florida State “a lot of havoc for a long time” and that they plan to repay them for it.

Fisher obviously doesn’t lack any confidence.

“Folks, we’re not done yet. I promise you,” Fisher added.

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  • William Brady

    Now Florida has nothing to lose and FSU has to back up big talk.