Former Florida State wide receiver P.K. Sam joined “XL Primetime” on 1010XL to recall his memories of the Florida State-Miami rivalry.
“Obviously, it’s a big game,” Sam told 1010XL. “I think it’s a little different than the Florida one. I feel like Florida is a little more personal. Miami is more of a respect thing.
“They have always been two great programs and we are both trying to pick ourselves up this year and make it a good game.”
Sam was asked about his early impressions of new Seminoles head coach Willie Taggart.
“I think he walked into a really tough situation with the way that Jimbo (Fisher) left,” Sam said. “Whether it’s right, or wrong, I think he had a lot of pressure on him. He came in with a lot of hype and it didn’t quite roll over to the field.
“My thoughts right now are it’s time for him to right the ship, be a little tougher, like he’s been doing and get us on the right page. But, you can’t blame him because he had to come in with a different tone and get everybody behind him.”
Florida State’s offensive players have had to learn an entirely new offense since Taggart’s arrival; Sam was asked how hard that was for them to do in such a short period of time.
“I think they had the whole offseason and preseason to get that cardio in,” Sam said. “It is tough, but when all you’re doing is that, you should be used to it by the time August rolled around.
“That has been disappointing because they at times have looked sluggish and confused and I would like to see that cleaned up. But, that comes with having younger guys that are used to one system and are trying to convert to another.
“At this point it is what it is, but I would like to see it operate so we get a look at what the future will look like.”
Sam went down memory lane with his fondest personal experience from the rivalry.
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