Jimbo: The difference between the SEC and ACC is a hill of beans

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Jimbo Fisher just wrapped up a radio interview with the guys at 790 The Ticket in Atlanta.

It's hard to imagine any head coach in the country feeling better about their quarterback than Fisher.

Speaking about EJ Manuel, Fisher explained, “(Manuel) has the respect of his teammates and I think that’s the most important thing you can have as a quarterback.”

“He’s extremely competitive, has great intelligence, has the ability to process information, and is very physically gifted as a thrower and runner. He leads verbally and by example with his work ethic. He understands what it takes to be a champion, in my opinion. He exhibits all the qualities that a championship quality quarterback does.”

“He’s so athletic. He’s always on balance. He understands how to make decisions. He had great body control, which allows him to be accurate with the ball.”

Reflecting back on his first year, including a blowout loss at Oklahoma and two “last play” heartbreakers, Fisher noted, “We handled situations well. Our team and organization responded well. From that standpoint, it was a very successful season. I was very pleased with our staff and administration with how we handled the whole situation (first year).”

Fisher made an interesting statement regarding the ACC and SEC.

“Player-wise, this conference is as good as any conference in America. The difference between the SEC and ACC, as far as players, is a hill of beans. There’s not much difference.”

He wrapped with the talk by talking about the thing that he is most excited about with the 2011 Seminoles.

“The attitude is the thing that I’m happiest about our team…and they are a TEAM.”