Florida State Jimbo Fisher offered the same advice to Cam Akers that he gave to Seminoles all-time leading rusher Dalvin Cook, “every run is not a touchdown.”
Who could argue with Akers’ impatience, as he come to expect long runs from scrimmage during his high school playing years. Akers rushed for over 5,000 yards at Clinton High School in Mississippi, but Fisher wants him to become more accustomed to taking shorter runs that helps the Seminoles offense to continue moving the chains downfield and control the game clock. Experience will gain patience that develops into longer, more explosive big play runs that puts points on the scoreboard.
“That’s a learning curve part of growing up and learning to play, and I said this before, I had the same thing with Dalvin, said Fisher to Orlando Sentinel reporter Safid Seen, “Dalvin would come off frustrated and mad and he’d have a six-yard run or a four-yard run or a three-yard run sometimes. Listen, that’s what was there. That’s a good play.
Fisher added that he promised both runners that big plays would come with their patience. He been pleased with the progress of Akers, especially his 58 yards rushing performance in FSU’s 26-19 win over Wake Forest last Saturday. It included a 27-yard run early in the third quarter.
The Seminoles host Miami on Oct. 7, with kickoff scheduled for 3;30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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