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Fanhouse: Fisher, Ponder Together Hold Keys to Successful Florida State Season

Filed under: Florida State, ACCTALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Start fast, start early.

It wasn't unnecessary repetition. That's how Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder -- the team's Heisman Trophy candidate and senior citizen -- described the Seminoles' mindset heading into Saturday's season opener against Samford. While first-year head coach Jimbo Fisher has been on the clock since January, he starts earning his coin -- and keep -- on game day.

Ponder and Fisher each met separately with the media on Monday afternoon, though the success and potential failures of the two this season are likely to be intertwined. Each said the right ...

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