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Jimbo Fisher used a perfect motivational tactic to call out players this offseason

Jimbo Fisher used a perfect motivational tactic to call out players this offseason
Published On: Wed, Mar 08
Apr 11, 2015; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher during the spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

At most places, 10-3 is a season to be celebrated. At Florida State, last years 10-3 ended up being more of a surprising rebuild after a 3-2 start (which, in its own way, still says a lot about the state of the program).
Part of that project was getting 100 percent effort out of every player. By coach Jimbo Fishers own admission, this was an issue dating back to this time last year.

So Fisher has changed the game this time around. During offseason conditioning drills, Florida State players wore one of three jerseys based on their performance: garnet, white or orange. Garnet meant a player had given championship effort. White meant a players effort was OK. Orange was, well, ridiculous. From ESPN...

So Fisher deviously used it as ignominious badge all through January and February to goad his players. Through offseason drills, a handful of Florida State players were at times burdened with an orange jersey. They were the ones who loafed at the previous session, splashed with a citrusy stain in a building otherwise saturated in garnet. It served as a black eye for the rest of the team.

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