It’s nice and refreshing to get some insight and access into the FSU coaching staff.
Day #5 today! The Nole defense is going to be special! JP is a star DC trained by Nick, has D playin fast n physical! #CallinFutureNoles!!
— Tim Brewster (@TimBrewster) March 29, 2013
— Tim Brewster (@TimBrewster) March 24,
Tim Brewster, fortunately for us, is giving us tremendous insight into what’s happening in Tallahassee. For one, he’s making people feel better about the hire of Jeremy Pruitt (aka JP). Jeremy, a Nick Saban disciple, is arguably being given the keys to the defense with less experience than people would like. However, it sounds like he’s worth the risk. The players are bringing new energy to their game and now the offensive coaches are publicly talking about how well Pruitt is doing. Granted, the defensive foundation, laid by Mark Stoops, was as solid as it gets, it sounds like Pruitt is improving on Stoops’ work.
Meanwhile, on March 24, he sent out a curious tweet about people staying “locked in the past” and I wish we knew what he meant. I’m not sure if that has anything to do with the disappointment of last year, but I assume it does by the hash tag “win now.” Win now, as in, it doesn’t matter that you didn’t win last year — win now. That’s all you can control. It does seem that mentally, this team needs to break the heartache of last year, but I would think the new coaching leadership should be able to shake that old feeling. I’m sure Coach Brew will do his part.