Jimbo Fisher explains why he’s asking his guys to “play selfish” after 2-5 start

With four games left in the 2017 season, there aren’t many folks out there who thought Jimbo Fisher’s Seminoles would be sitting at 2-5 and 6th place in the ACC Atlantic.

Needing to win out to get bowl eligible, with remaining games against Syracuse, at Clemson, vs. Delaware State, and at Florida, Jimbo explained during his presser yesterday after practice that he has no trouble telling his guys, especially those with NFL Draft aspirations, to “play selfish.”

I want them to be selfish. I want them to play for the draft,” Jimbo explained before expanding on his logic.

“Playing for the draft means you’re playing your guts out. Saving yourself? That statement makes no sense. If you’re saving yourself, you’re saving yourself to not be drafted. You don’t get there that way. You play for the draft, I want them to play for the draft because that means you’re putting great things on film and that means the team is doing well. That means you’re playing well, and that’s the way you’ve got to think of it.”

I want guys to be selfish, that’s the way you should play, because that is the “I” in in win. Your individual responsibility to be selfish and dominant at your position and win your battle so your team can be good. That is what you ask for every day.”

The Seminoles take on Syracuse this weekend and will kick off at 12:20 EST on ACC Network.

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