When Coach Dabo Swinney publicly pondered which Florida State team he’d face this weekend in Clemson’s Death Valley, the Greenville (SC) News answered, “Odds are favorable that the Tigers will get the same Seminoles that have floundered to a 3-5 record and put a 35-year bowl streak in jeopardy.” Ouch! The truth hurts. Death Valley is a difficult place to play in and harder to … [Read more...] about Conquer Death Valley
I'll be the first to admit that I was never a fan of Mark Richt. While he was Offensive Coordinator at Florida State, I thought he ran some of the most bland, vanilla offense I'd seen since following Seminole football. I was mistaken. Jimbo Fisher's offensive playcalling is atrociously worse. Worse than vanilla, it is flavorless gelatin. Pick out the four most vanilla plays on … [Read more...] about Fisher’s no Mark Richt. He is better…..
Going into another Florida State Football Weekend with lowered expectations. While the video below from a old sketch comedy show MADTV is shared for laughs, the sad reality of what it represents is not a laughing matter. But as the old adage goes, "You have to laugh to keep from crying." I cannot remember a time, not even during all the Jeff Bowden years, that my expectations … [Read more...] about Lowered Expectations
It's been noted by several sports writers, bloggers and fans that this team seems to have no real identity, with no real leadership. Some blame the backup, fresman starter at QB. Others follow the chain of command all the way to the general, Jimbo Fisher. I say there's plenty of blame to go around. There's clearly a lack of leadership from the top down--from coaches to Derwin … [Read more...] about FSU a Team Without a Rudder