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Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn turned around a program that was 3-9 overall and 0-8 in the Southeastern Conference last season.
He knew the program could return to championship form, but did know how quickly.
"We did a lot of Dr. Phil-ing early," he said, "and our guys came together and they believed."
With a month to prepare for the title game, coaching staffs had plenty of time to research the opponent's tendencies — and history.
Fisher said several of his assistants have coached against Malzahn and know his "roots" from when he was a high school coach in Arkansas.
Fisher, the quarterbacks coach at Auburn in 1993-1998, has coached against Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson for years.
"I keep a running record of all the guys we've played against and books [on] all the guys we've ever played against for the last 10, 15 years," Fisher said.
Auburn and Florida State have played 18 times and Auburn leads the series, 13-4-1.
Florida State has won three of the last four games, including a 13-7 victory in the 1989 Sugar Bowl.
Auburn, however, won the last time they played. In 1990, the Tigers defeated Florida State, 20-17, at Jordan-Hare Stadium.