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Former Nole ‘Snoop’ Minnis believes FSU troubles started under Jimbo Fisher

Willie Taggart

“I like Francois,” he said. “He is a baller and he is a playmaker. I just would love for him to read the defenses better and slide out of that pocket a little more. Other than that, I like the kid and I love his game.

“I know people are all over him right now, but I think he can carry this team. He just needs to be more of a leader and step up in that pocket more.”

In the four years that Minnis played at Florida State, the Seminoles lost just five games total, a far cry from where the program is today. How tough is it for an alum like Minnis to see his team struggling?

“It has been tough,” Minnis said. “When I played, and even before I got to Florida State, we had a winning tradition. When I played, if we lost one game, that season was considered a failure. That’s what Florida State was about.

“To see the team having three or more losses for consecutive years, it doesn’t sit well with me, but I understand this season why things are going the way that they are. At the same time, it’s Florida State and we have to better and we are, I’m very optimistic about the rest of the season.

The 3-3 Seminoles are off this week before returning to action a week from Saturday against Wake Forest in Tallahassee.

(You can follow Ryan Green on Twitter @RyanGreenGN)

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