The first two weeks of Florida State's season is in the books, and the Seminoles set their sights on the Boston College Eagles on Friday night. With the game being played on a Friday, Florida State's weekly schedule has been bumped up a day. Florida State will also lose a day to travel as the game is in Boston. That allows the Seminoles very little time to prepare for a very tough opponent.
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher is not a fan of the Friday night games.
I mean, it's what we do. I'm not a huge fan," Fisher said. "I'm not going to say I'm a fan of it. I'm a Saturday guy, period. I think for the kids' benefit, the welfare of getting back, academic, the whole ball of wax and everything you do. I think Friday nights are for high school football. I think that's one of our great things we have in this country.
Fisher believes that it's unfair to the student athletes who have to deal with short rest and missed class time.
"Bodies recover for kids, extra travel during the week," Fisher said. "More days of school and all that. Football is not that bad. You only have four or five games away a year anyway. Still I think it's tough."
Florida State's last weekday game was at Louisville last season. The Seminoles last played on a Friday night in 2010 in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl agaisnt South Carolina. The last regular season Friday night game Florida State played in was in 2004 when they played the Miami Hurricanes on the opening weekend of the season.