Feb 25, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles football head coach Jimbo Fisher before he throws out the first pitch before the game against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher: We Wanted to play Alabama in BCS title game (Video)


For a good majority of the college football season in 2013, it appeared as if the Florida State Seminoles and Alabama Crimson Tide were on a collision course to meet one another in the final BCS National Championship Game. As it turned out, Florida State would go on to finish the season undefeated at 14-0 and capture the national title by defeating Alabama’s biggest rival, the Auburn Tigers, who took away the Tide’s chance at a third straight appearance in the championship game.

Some were rather disappointed that we didn’t get to see the battle of two heavyweights in Florida State and Alabama, and that might include Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher himself.

Sure he’s happy that he was able to lead the team to their first national championship since 1999, but as he recently expressed to the FSU Softball team as they got set for the Super Regionals, part of him hoped he and his team got a crack at ‘Bama.

“I don’t want to be in the SEC and win the championship,” Fisher said. “I want to be in the ACC and win one. We were begging to play an SEC team and we were hoping it was Alabama.”

With the squads that both have returning in 2014, though, it’s completely possible that we’ll get the match up that we all crave, and it could be even more interesting than it would have been last season.

Former Florida State back up Jacob Coker is widely considered to be the Tide starting quarterback this fall, one season removed from narrowly losing out on the job to Jameis Winston.

We’ll begin to know the answer to whether or not these two will clash when the season starts up in a few months.

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