The Florida State football program cancelled coach Jimbo Fisher’s press conference and media availability to players on Tuesday.
FSU has canceled media availability today. No Jimbo Fisher Tuesday, but on Wednesday and Thursday. No more players for the week. #Noles
— Safid Deen (@Safid_Deen) August 29, 2017
Officials did not provide an explanation why the media sessions were cancelled. Safid Deen of the Orlando Sentinel reported that players will not be available to speak with the press Wednesday or Thursday, either.
Andrew Miller of Tomahawk Nation reported that Fisher will meet with the media during the ACC teleconference on Wednesday and after practice Thursday.
Jimbo Fisher will be available to the media during tomorrow’s ACC teleconference and Thursday after practice.
— Andrew Miller (@Andrew_Miller36) August 29, 2017
With no explanation, fans on Twitter were left to speculate why Fisher and the Seminoles abruptly pulled the plug on the media session. But it’s likely it’s attempt by Fisher to keep his players focused on No. 1 Alabama, who the Seminoles face Saturday night.
It’s also possible that Fisher is tired of giving Alabama bulletin-board material. Three weeks ago, Florida State guard Landon Dickerson said he is prepared to face the Crimson Tide because the Seminoles “probably have a better defensive line.”
Last week, Florida State president John Thrasher said “we’re gonna beat Alabama pretty bad.”
This is pure speculation, but those quotes could be enough to make any coach nervous about anybody from his camp speaking to the media.