TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says he read books written by former NBA coach Phil Jackson in an attempt to discover the secrets of winning multiple championships.
Jackson led teams to three consecutive titles on three separate occasions. Fisher is just focused on capturing back-to-back championships.
Florida State, the defending BCS champions, will hold its first preseason practice Monday afternoon. The Seminoles ended a string of seven consecutive titles won by Southeastern Conference teams.
While the Seminoles have had some offseason issues - Heisman trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston was cited for shoplifting and receiver Jesus Wilson is suspended indefinitely for the theft of a motor scooter - they have enough talent to make another run. The Seminoles return 15 players who started in the championship game.