Here are some notes on FSU's opponents. FSU is currently working on fundamentals and not game-planning much for NC State. Ponder is still sore. The 'Noles are focusing on getting healthy. Everett Dawkins surgery to insert a pin in his thumb was supposedly successful and it would be a surprise if he missed the NC State game. The team will also get a heavy lift in this week, in the Nick Saban style of a bye week, to maintain strength. I heard a story about last year where Saban's main concern over finding a spot for the team to practice before the Rose Bowl was actually not the practice field, but the weight lifting facilities.
Kevin Steele vs the Triple Option - Shakin The Southland
I'm going to tell you all some things that you don't want to hear first. There is no defensive scheme that "solves" the option, and there will never be one that "solves" the option. 4-3, 4-2-5, 3-3-5, 3-4, 4-4, etc., does not mean anything. Just because a team beats GT with a 4-2-5 or 3-3-5 does not mean they have "solved" the option. If you think that just because Kansas showed more 4-2-5 and 3-3-5 sets is the reason they beat GT, and that Kevin Steele should do the same thing just because Kansas won the game against them, then you are a [dummy] and you don't know [jack] about the option.
Down to Noles and Bulls for top JUCO DE
One of the top JUCO prospects in the nation for 2011 is Butler DE Cornellius Carradine. Originally from Taft High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound pass rusher was unable to qualify and landed in Butler, Kansas. Today Noles247.com caught up with his uncle, Jesse Carradine, for the latest in his recruitment. Jesse has been the guardian of Cornellius since he moved in with him when he was around seven or eight years old. He is handling Cornellius’ recruitment as he focuses on his school work. Cornellius is expected to graduate in December. For now the only official visit Carradine has planned is a trip to USF in late October. His uncle says Cornellius has offers from all over the country including Alabama, Kansas, Ohio State, Arkansas and Illinois. But he’s certain Cornellius is headed to play football somewhere in Florida. "There is something about Florida he’s always loved. We took him there as a kid, to Disney and Orlando. Maybe its from that, but he wants to move to Florida." FSU has offered and this will be a FSU-USF battle. I would be surprised if he didn't pick the 'Noles considering USF's program is clearly third-tier and FSU has only three legitimate defensive ends returning in 2011 (Jenkins, Werner, Hicks). I was told Carradine is a beast. This is Markus White's old JUCO.
Atlantic Division Mid-season Review and 2nd Half Predictions - Blogger So Dear
2nd half predictions for the ACC Atlantic. A very well-done piece.
2011 Commit Nile Lawrence-Stample Interview ""------;;--" The Spear
PTS: What’s something interesting about you that not many people know? NL: That Drake is my favorite artist by far, and I never played little league football. I was a soccer player consistently until the 9th grade.