Nobody has been associated with Florida State football longer than Major Billy Smith. The retired Florida Highway Patrolman has served four FSU coaches, starting with Bill Peterson in 1964. Here's what he told us when asked if he'll be back this season to protect Jimbo (and check out the rest of the interview with Major Smith at our sister site Garnet & Great).
"That's a pretty accurate statement. We've still gotta talk a little bit more, but I think it's going to happen. We're going to meet again on the 25th, I believe it is. But we get along fine together. He's a good guy. He's a lot different than Coach Bowden. He's much more aggressive. He's a great motivator and an excellent recruiter. Coach Bowden was good for the program and Jimbo's going to be good for the program."