But Jimbo Fisher told the Orlando Sentinel Friday that thanks to scheduling issues, it's a tradition in which his reigning BCS champions at Florida State might not be able to participate.
“We're trying. It looks like it's going to be hard because all the pro players are going, coaches are going on vacation,” Fisher said. “We've tried to give them a thousand dates, but we couldn't get it worked out.”
Per the Sentinel, 9 of the past 10 White House visits have been made by the end of March, with the only exception Auburn's 2011 June visit. The Tigers' trip was delayed due to the tornadoes that struck Alabama that spring.
If the Seminoles miss the visit, it would be a genuine shame -- but Fisher would at least have the benefit of telling his team that if they really want to go, they can always just go out and defend their championship.