TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher looks at player injuries or suspensions as an opportunity for someone else.
Star punt returner and starting cornerback Greg Reid is suspended for Saturday’s game against the Buccaneers which clears the way for Fisher to look at some of his young players handling punt and kickoff returns when the fifth-ranked Seminoles (1-0) host Charleston Southern (0-1).
He’s especially interested in seeing what 18-year-old freshman Rashad Greene can do.
Greene turned his first college catch into a 28-yard touchdown in his debut last week.
Fisher managed to get 18 first-year players into last week’s game and would like to see more on Saturday. He knows he’ll need everything he’s got when top-ranked Oklahoma comes to town next week.