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FSU ranks 7th in nation in paying assistant coaches

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Sometimes, it pays to be an assistant football coach. Just ask the staff of FSU coach Jimbo Fisher. FSU is seventh in the nation when it comes to paying its assistants, according to a survey by USA Today, even though individually, a Seminole assistant isn’t one of the higher paid coaches. The top-paid FSU assistant is 43rd in the country. Overall, however the Seminoles pay, they trail five SEC schools – LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M, and one…

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The endangered running back not so endangered

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Jeff Fisher hasn’t lasted so long as an NFL coach without being a risk taker. He likes aggressive defenses, and when he was a coordinator, he loved the blitz. Fisher also builds his offenses around the running game, which goes against current NFL philosophies — at the club and league level — that passing is the most effective way to keep fans intrigued. And, oh yeah, the surest way to win. Fisher put the Rams’ first-round draft choice where his…

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