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Jimbo Fisher isn't concerned about Dalvin Cook's 'slow' start

Dalvin Cook's 174 rushing yards rank sixth in the ACC.

ANDRES LEIVA | Times

Dalvin Cook's 174 rushing yards rank sixth in the ACC.

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Through two games, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook has seemed relatively pedestrian (by his own lofty standards).

His 174 rushing yards rank sixth in the ACC. Ole Miss kept him out of the end zone before he scored twice against Charleston Southern.

Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher was asked about it Monday and didn't seem concerned.

"He's getting better and better each week and playing himself really back into shape," Fisher said.

Cook, remember, had offseason shoulder surgery that affected his training. He also bulked up to 213 pounds to add more power to his game.

Fisher said some dips in production are to be expected. "You don't just walk back out there and turn it on," Fisher said.

And this dip might not even be much of a dip at all. Cook accounted for 192 total yards against Ole Miss, thanks to the first 100-yard receiving game of his career. He averaged 7.5 yards per carry last week - slightly up from his 7.4 yards per rush in 2015 - and is averaging 6.8 yards per touch (down from 7.6 last year).

"We're pleased the way he's playing," Fisher said. "Again, he's still really getting into it. I like his progress where he's at right now."

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1:25pm]

    

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