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Jimbo Fisher knows a thing or two about Wake Forest having coached against them in the ACC.

And he's willing to share that knowledge.

Fisher, who was hired by Texas A&M to replace Kevin Sumlin as its new football coach, said he has tried to give some input to interim coach Jeff Banks in preparation for Friday's Belk Bowl game against the Demon Deacons. Fisher's former team, the Florida State Seminoles, defeated Wake Forest 26-19 on Sept. 30.

Banks said he and Fisher have had some casual conversations about Wake Forest.

"He has certainly given us enough things to help," Banks said.

Banks said he has also leaned on Fisher on just how much to practice leading up to the bowl game following Sumlin's departure.

Fisher will be on hand for the Belk Bowl, but refused to call it an audition for players.

"You are just evaluating guys and watching them play and seeing what their talent levels are to see how you want to coach and put schemes in to feature those players," Fisher said. "We will do the things that we do but we also have to feature the guys that we have."

Fisher said it has not been hard to step back and let Banks coach the team this week.

"It's their team and they have went through the whole year with their schemes and things they have done and had good success," Fisher said. "My job is now just to be the head coach and be supportive of what they're doing and watch what they're doing and, like I said, evaluate coaches and players around me."

Fisher has not yet said when he will the remaining spots on his coaching staff.


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