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FSU Head Coach Fisher Hoping Combine Team Turns Into Football Team

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher liked what he saw from his team during the offseason. Now he wants it to translate to the field.

There are a lot of expectations for the 2016 Florida State football team. With 17 starters coming back, and a very talented team overall, the Seminoles are looking to make some noise in the national championship race. It all starts with the offseason workouts, and the Florida State players aced that test.

"I was pleased in the offseason," Fisher said. "That's why I'm anxious to see now does it carry over? Effort is great, effort without execution is worthless. And execution without effort is worthless. you have to have them both. I'm anxious to see them take it to the field and apply it to football now."

He's seen players step up and be leaders during the offseason. There are players like Dalvin Cook, Derwin James, and Demarcus Walker that you would to step up and be leaders, but Fisher also listed some unexpected names as well.

"...His leadership has really emerged because Dalvin is a quiet guy by nature, but he hasn’t been on that practice field," Fisher said. "He’s been a guy that’s vocal and getting after guys knowing that’s what he has to do. Him and Demarcus, Derwin, three guys that jump out of me in leadership as far as being vocal in how they do things. And Travis by example. You can say why don’t you lead by your mouth and ability or just by your ability. Travis has jumped out at me. Those linemen have done a good job. Demarcus Christmas had a great offseason. Trey Marshall was doing really good. McFadden and Marcus Lewis are doing some really good things in the offseason. Leading by example."

Now that spring practice is here Fisher is hoping that all the offseason work will translate to the field.

"We've had a pretty good combine team, you know what I mean?" Fisher said. "Now we have to be football players and play the game of football."

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