TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- After seeing three of his defensive linemen go down with injuries in Saturday night's 37-12 win over The Citadel, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was none too pleased with the Bulldogs' blocking techniques.
Starting FSU linemen Eddie Goldman and Nile Lawrence-Stample and backup Justin Shanks all left the game with leg injuries, prompting a post-game discussion about the cut-blocking employed by triple-option teams such as The Citadel.
"When you play these kind of teams, they're constantly cutting the knees and ankles," Fisher said. "Nothing illegal about it. That's just football."
Asked about scheduling non-conference games against option teams in the future, Fisher was less than enthusiastic.
"Those guys that cut and block like this, it's crazy," he said. "I'd rather play more conventional teams, just because of the chance of injuries that occurred."
Fisher said he was glad the Seminoles have an open date before their Sept. 20 game against Clemson.
"With the couple of injuries we had today, I'd say it's a pretty good thing so we can try to get guys healthy if we can," he said. "It's not too bad. You get to regroup."