While there's no doubt that Florida State has been one of the most successful programs in college football on the field the past few years, the school has certainly had its issues keeping its players out of trouble off of it. Between the numerous Jameis Winston incidents last yearand two domestic violence accusations already this year, scrutiny is at an all-time high. This week, Florida State president John Thrasher stepped in. According to the Tallahassee Democrat,Thrasher had a 20-minute discussion with members of the football team on Monday to discuss leadership. He also laid out measures the school plans to take.
According to Thrasher, FSU players will now be required to take a course on social responsibilities. The school will also create an additional compliance position to focus on "student-athlete development." And there will also be additional speakers and former players available to meet with players on the squad. Thrasher also voiced his support of head coach Jimbo Fisher.
“I am convinced, having raised kids myself - a son and two daughters, two of whom graduated from FSU – they know right from wrong, that they know where they ought to be and where they ought not to be,” Thrasher said.
Let's hope the changes produce the desired result. Florida State kicks off its season on September 5 against Texas State.