Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back P.J. Williams (26) holds the Coaches Trophy after the 2014 BCS National Championship game against the Auburn Tigers at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

BCS Champion Florida State may not get to visit White House

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It’s a long-standing tradition that when you win a major sports championship, you get to visit the White House. But Florida State may have to break that hallowed tradition thanks to massive scheduling conflicts. Warchant.com reports that, so far, the White House and the BCS Champions have failed to get on the same page and schedule a date for the meet-and-greet with the president.

Head coach Jimbo Fisher explained the issue to the Orlando Sentinel:

We’re trying. It looks like it’s going to be hard because all the pro players are going, coaches are going on vacation. We’ve tried to give them a thousand dates, but we couldn’t get it worked out.

There’s no truth to the rumor that the White House has expressed hesitancy about an FSU visit over concerns that Jameis Winston will clean out the pantry and make a run for it. Kidding! Don’t flood my Twitter with complaints, Florida State fans.

Seriously though, how hard can it be to get this kind of scheduling thing worked out? I don’t like the excuses Jimbo Fisher is throwing out about coaches being headed for vacation. It’s the White House, schedule your vacation around it. You can go fishing any time, this is the president we’re talking about.

If pro teams can find the time to make the trip, a college team should be able to. What, it’s going to cut into the players’ precious study time? Yeah right. Like FSU kids study in the summer. Or ever.

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