2009 Florida State Seminoles--Progression, Continuation, or Regression?

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Are you confused, befuddled, perplexed, bewildered, nonplussed, discombobulated, or baffled?   Don't worry, so am I.

When I started this 7 part series, I started it by asking myself the following question:  "Are my 2009 Noles going to be better than last year’s team?"  

I then took off my Garnet and Gold glasses and tried to answer that very question about the 7 different units, as objectively as possible in each part of the series, and I asked you to do the same.  Now the TOMAHAWK NATION members have spoken, and they have spoken loud and clear.

The TOMAHAWK NATION members (and staff)  have very often been accused of being a overly negative group of antagonizers and agitators by some of our pay subscription site "rivals".  These are the same sites that prefer to preach that all is good and all is great in the Seminole Nation, that Bobby and Chuck should be allowed to coach collect a paycheck as long as their hearts desire, and that you dare not disagree with that mission statement by your comments, or your nads will be cut off.  

I purposely omitted Mickey from that last sentence, because while he may not have mastered defending the spread offense (neither have 95% of the other DC's), IMO, he still does coach and I believe he cares and works hard not to let the game pass him by any further.  (Please continue after the jump)

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Please continue reading to see if you agree with how the rest of the TOMAHAWK NATION members voted.

Let me just start out by saying this,  judging from the results of the polls associated with this series, apparently we have also become a very optimistic group of  Brawndo (formerly known as Kool-Aid) drinkers, and our outlook and sunny disposition for this season will put any of those other pay sites schmucks customers to shame. 

We have voted on whether the Defensive Line, the Receivers/Tight Endthe Secondary, the Offensive Backfieldthe Linebackersthe Special Teams, and the Offensive Line, will be better, the same, or worse than last years equivalent unit.

After reading, analyzing, and reviewing your votes, I will ask you to VOTE one last time (I can hear you now saying, VOTE AGAIN-PLEASE FRANK GIVE IT A REST. So I promise, no more voting) {until next time} on how many games you expect the 2009 Seminoles football team will win this year.

 

2009 FSU DEFENSIVE LINE
50%
PROGRESSION
180 votes
32%
STAGNATION
117 votes
16%
REGRESSION
58 votes

355 votes

 

2009 FSU LINEBACKERS
51%
PROGRESSION
146 votes
32%
CONTINUATION
91 votes
15%
REGRESSION
45 votes

282 votes

 

2009 FSU DEFENSIVE SECONDARY
42%
PROGRESSION
112 votes
36%
CONTINUATION
98 votes
20%
REGRESSION
55 votes

265 votes

  

2009 FSU SPECIAL TEAMS
11%
PROGRESSION
38 votes
20%
CONTINUATION
65 votes
68%
REGRESSION
220 votes

323 votes

 

 

 NOTE:  THIS NEXT POLL IS STILL OPEN, BUT DOES IT REALLY MATTER ANYHOW?

 

2009 FSU OFFENSIVE LINE
95%
PROGRESSION
304 votes
2%
CONTINUATION
7 votes
2%
REGRESSION
9 votes

320 votes

  

2009 FSU WIDE RECEIVERS AND TIGHT END
59%
PROGRESSION
181 votes
23%
STAGNATION
73 votes
16%
REGRESSION
52 votes

306 votes

 

2009 FSU OFFENSIVE BACKFIELD
96%
PROGRESSION
189 votes
1%
CONTINUATION
3 votes
2%
REGRESSION
4 votes

196 votes

 

So to recap,

A)  Half of those who voted think the front 7 will be better than last years front 7, while 32% think they will be about the same, and 15% think the front 7 will be worse.   PROGRESSION! {:-)

2)  42% think the secondary will be better, 36% of you think the secondary will be just as good, and 20% think we have regressed in that area of the field.  (This was the most contested and closest voted unit) PROGRESSION! {:-)

D)  The majority (68%) don't expect our special teams to be as dependable as last years unit.  However, from the comments made, I understood you to mean the place kicker Hopkins is the real question mark while the other 3 parts of the special teams (punter, KO returners, and Punt returners) you expect to be at least as good. REGRESSION! {:-(

5)  Judging from the overwhelming majority of your votes,  95% have no doubt that the Offensive backfield and the offensive line will be so much better, it could be reminiscent of the 90's dynasty (my words). PROGRESSION! {:-)

K)  59% of you think the receivers and TE's will be better, 23% think they will be the same, and 16% think not as good.  PROGRESSION! {:-)

 

OK now I can hear you asking, Frank, what does this all mean and what have we learned?

The answers are I dunno' and nothing really. 

However, I will say this,  judging from your voting, YOU the most knowledgeable group of Seminole Fans on any board, expects this team to once again be a relevant player in college football, are expecting a better season than last years 9-4, and think the FSU SEMINOLES ARE ON THEIR WAY BACK!

NOW YOU MUST CONFIRM THAT YOU AGREE WITH THAT STATEMENT  BY VOTING FOR THE NUMBER OF WINS YOU EXPECT THE NOLES WILL HAVE THIS YEAR.  THAT IS UNLESS YOU FEEL THAT EVEN THOUGH YOU VOTED  THAT 6 OF THE 7 UNITS  WILL BE BETTER THAN LAST YEARS EQUIVALENT UNITS, WE WILL WIND UP WITH A WORSE RECORD THAN LAST YEAR TEAM. 

CAN THIS BE POSSIBLE?

 
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MY PREDICTION FOR NUMBER OF WINS THIS YEAR=10+ACC

What is your prediction?  Please vote now.

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