Jimbo Fisher's latest transformation may be one of his most impressive.
Somewhere in between leading Florida State to its first BCS national championship since 1999, signing another top-four recruiting class and having seven of his players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, the coach managed to lose 40 pounds.
So, as you can imagine, he looked noticeably different this week as he rolled around FSU's practice facility during his high school football camp.
"I got tired of making excuses. It's like I tell players, its priorities," said Fisher, of his motivation to strive for a healthier lifestyle. "Also, I started feeling bad. I think your energy level as a coach, your energy level to do things (improves when you're in good shape). And I think when you're in shape you're much more sharp mentally."
While Fisher has done a lot more cardio this offseason than in years past, he says much of his transformation was a result of his eating habits.
"I've let myself go since I've been here," the fifth-year head coach said. "I've been making excuses and doing the wrong things. I got tired of it and said, 'I'm going to start eating right and I'm going to start exercising.'
"I feel much better and feel healthy."
National champs may not make it to White House
There are many perks that go along with winning a major sports championship.
Expensive rings, a team trophy and a visit to the White House usually make the short list.
But it has been more than five months since Florida State won the 2013 BCS national championship and there is still no date for the Seminoles to make a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet President Barack Obama.
"They're trying," Fisher said Friday. "It looks like it's going to be hard because all the pro players (from FSU's title team) are gone, coaches are going on vacation. We've tried to give them a thousand dates, but it seems like we couldn't get it worked out."
The last two years the Alabama football program, which won back-to-back BCS national championships in 2011 and 2012, made the trip to D.C. in April.
O'Leary back at '100 percent'
Tight end Nick O'Leary has fully recovered from a motorcycle accident that kept him off the Florida State practice fields this spring.
"He's been going 100 percent," Fisher said Friday. "He's running full speed. He's 248 pounds and running faster than he's ever ran.
"He's full speed."
In May, O'Leary was in his second motorcycle accident in as many years. Following the incident, Fisher said the senior was 'skinned from head to toe' and suffered an ankle injury.
O'Leary's accident last summer made national news when video footage from a bus camera was released. The tight end flew through the air as his motorcycle slammed into the front of the bus.
This week at the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp the tight end looked to be completely healthy as he walked around.