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FSU coach Jimbo Fisher says his football team lacks leadership

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FSU coach Jimbo Fisher says his team needs leadership.

Soon would be good.

After the Seminoles first scrimmage of the spring, Fisher talked about the lack of leadership from his squad.

“We need more of it,” Fisher said. “I’m not mad about it. It’s just kind of the personality of this team. It’s needs more of that. We’ve got a bunch of good guys. They’re good kids. They really are. They need to be more exuberant and dominant personalities and stuff.”

The Seminoles started last season poorly, and part of the reason was attributed to a lack of leadership.

“You can’t make guys do that,” Fisher said. “They either have it in their personality or they don’t. That’s the personality of the team. Some guys like doing it and some guys don’t. It’s just not a lot of those vocal, vocal guys on this team. There’s a lot of good players. They play hard. They play good. You don’t need a lot. You only need one or two.”

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