Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is not a fan of playing two games in a five-day span.
Florida State’s season opener vs. Ole Miss comes on Labor Day (Sept. 5), followed by a matchup against FCS opponent and Big South champion Charleston Southern just five days later.
Fisher is not pleased with the compressed schedule, citing player safety concerns.
“I don’t like that because you’re coming off a Monday night game to a 12:30 game,” Fisher said, via Warchant.com. “I think it’s ridiculous in college to ask kids to play on a Monday-Saturday or a Saturday-Thursday — if they’re truly worried about the kids. I think those (quick-turnaround) games are ridiculous.
“I think it’s unfair to (the players). It’s not what’s good for the body and everything else.”
Though Charleston Southern will present its challenges, it’s not like the Seminoles will be playing Clemson on Sept. 10 (that happens on Oct. 29, following a bye week, no less). Maybe what it really means is that Florida State expects an incredibly competitive, physical game against the Rebels.
We all win with that.