January 7, 2009

Fisher aced first test as HCIW

One day last August, after Florida State had wrapped up one of its preseason scrimmages, a fellow sportswriter made an interesting observation about the Seminoles' quarterback situation.

"You know, this will be Jimbo's first big decision since he has become Head Coach In Waiting," the scribe said. "If he whiffs on this one, it will be interesting to see how people react. And it will be even more interesting to see if he's willing to change his mind if things don't work out with his first choice."

Just a few days earlier, FSU head coach Bobby Bowden had made it clear that he was leaving the decision about who to start - veteran Drew Weatherford or youngsters Christian Ponder or D'Vontrey Richardson - completely up to Fisher.

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