Jimbo Fisher’s Florida State Seminoles are in the midst of a 0-2 season that has been marred by injuries and hurricanes, but it’s good to see the FSU head coach still has belief — and he still has a sense of humor.
Recently speaking on his call-in show, Fisher and a fan shared a moment that ended in the head coach quoting John Belushi from Animal House.
Bob Ferrante of 247Sports passed on the conversation, which started with the fan praising Fisher and trying to stave off negativity by reminding FSU fans that he brought the Seminoles their third national title. The rest of the conversation can be found below:
“I don’t agree with the articles that are written or the things that were sent out,” Fisher said. “You’re two games into a season. There’s a heck of a lot that can happen between now and then. We don’t know what’s going to happen. Sometimes it’s good to have doubters against you. Makes you push a little harder.”
And then the man jumped in and said, “In the immortal words of Bluto, Animal House, It’s not over until we say so.”
He continues, “Was it over when the Germans bombed — “
And Fisher, who is laughing, chimes in to finish John Belushi’s famous question “Pearl Harbor?”
The iconic speech in question can be found by clicking here, but keep in mind it is not exactly suited for work.
Heading into the 2017-18 season it appeared that FSU was in line to make another College Football Playoff run, but the season started with a 24-7 loss to No. 1 Alabama and then a shocking 27-21 upset at the hands of N.C. State.
Games against ULM and Miami were canceled and postponed, respectively, and now the Seminoles head into the last weekend of September facing the possibility of going 0-3 with an away game at 4-0 Wake Forest.
Wake isn’t the toughest of opponents, but the ‘Noles are beat up and a bit beat down by this season so far.
But it’s not over until they say so, right? Just like it wasn’t over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.