October 1, 2007
Fisher sticks with Fagg and it pays off
Everybody had given up on De'Cody Fagg.
Everybody that is except for Jimbo Fisher.
With as many catches as drops in the first three games, no touchdowns, and after fumbling the football against UAB, there was every reason in the world for Jimbo Fisher to bench his senior wide receiver. Instead, he stuck to with him through the hard times and on Saturday he got a taste of the good times.
"After the second game (UAB) he (Fisher) came up and talked to me and said he's going to stick with me no matter what," Fagg told Warchant.com. "He knows what I'm capable of doing. He saw me perform throughout the spring and in two-a-days. It was just up to me to let him know that I'm still capable of doing it. Once I did that tonight he came to me and told me that this is one of the reasons he stuck with me."
On Saturday night in Jacksonville, the 'Noles' 6-foot-3, 210-pound wideout had his best game as a Seminole and did it on a national stage against a ranked team. Fagg scored two of FSU's three touchdowns including a 70-yard catch and run that effectively put the game away in the fourth quarter.
"This is the kind of game that brought a lot of life back into me," Fagg said. "It shows me that I am capable of doing it. It just helps me. All the balls are not going to be perfectly thrown but it is the receivers job to make the quarterback look good and that is one thing I have to start concentrating on."
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