Please know that I am not trying to instigate a flame war. Just an honest exchange of views.
Florida is arguably at their all-time height of success. Playing for two national titles in the last three years. Heisman Trophies. Top 3 recruiting classes. Massive national press and love for our quarterback.
Meanwhile FSU is at a true nadir. Academic scandals, NCAA sanctions looming, terrible player development and a product on the field that is frankly barely above average in the realm of college football. After a long stretch of representing the ELITE of the sport, the 'Noles are now just another name in a crowded bucket filed with average teams.
And of course it doesn't help that FSU has only been competitive in one game against the Gators during Meyer's 4-year reign. (A game they lost, obviously.)
What is the general consensus here? Is Florida's success driving FSU fans crazy? Is it making it more difficult to be patient for a program turnaround, one which seems indefinitely delayed so long as Bobby Bowden hangs around as a figurehead leader?
I have seen positive signs under Jimbo Fisher but they are only small glints of what the future may bring. Is Florida's success making it more difficult for FSU to return to the elite level of college football?
Thanks for CIVIL discussion on this topic. I am genuinely curious.