Tallahassee, FL, United States (4E Sports) – Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher declared that the team is not yet done after the Seminoles won their third national title with a 34-31 win over Auburn in the BCS championship game.
“We didn’t just develop a team, folks. We developed a program. We plan on being here for a long time,” Fisher said as he addressed about 30,000 fans during the celebration at Doak Campbell Stadium.
“I don’t know who the best teams are. We’re one of the great teams in Florida State history. But in my mind, we’re one of the great teams in college football history,” he added.
The Seminoles added another national title to their championships in 1993 and 1999 after beating the Tigers.
Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston’s pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left sealed the Seminoles’ 34-31 win over the Tigers.
During the celebration, Fisher thanked the senior class for leading the turnaround of a program that had gone 7-6 in 2009 in Bobby Bowden’s final season. Fisher took over the next year, and has led the Seminoles to a 45-10 mark.
“This senior class, I want to say an unbelievable thank you,” Fisher said. “When you had the faith in us and our coaching staff four years ago to buy in to what we were trying to tell you, when we didn’t have much to sell.”
The Seminoles will miss the collective presence of seniors Telvin Smith, Lamarcus Joyner, Christian Jones, Terrence Brooks, Bryan Stork, Kenny Shaw and James Wilder, Jr.
Florida State will also play next season without Devonta Freeman and Kelvin Benjamin, who declared their eligibility for this year’s NFL Draft.
However, the Seminoles are still stacked with talent, led by Winston, who will be joined by Karlos Williams, Nick O’Leary, Rashad Greene and an all-senior offensive line.