CHARLOTTE NC - DECEMBER 04: EJ Manuel #3 of the Florida State Seminoles drops back to pass against the Virginia Tech Hokies during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 4 2010 in Charlotte North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
-Miami lost commitment Teddy Bridgewater. Most expect Bridgewater to eventually re-commit to the Canes, but as of now Miami has only four commitments, one of which isn't expected to qualify. Only one of Miami's remaining commitments is desired by the 'Noles or Gators. The 'Canes really need a bit of a miracle at this point and there is a distinct chance that the 'Canes' new coach will have a much better 2011 than 2012 or 2013 due to last year's poor recruiting and this year's sinkhole class.
There are some rumors of Will Muschamp to Miami, which would be an incredible hire for the Canes, but those have been debunked.
UM has suspended
most recruiting activity until a new coach is hired, athletic director Kirby Hocutt said after Shannon's firing. A recruiting weekend scheduled to begin on Friday has been canceled by UM.
"If Miami gets a [Mississippi State coach Dan] Mullen or [Texas Tech coach Tommy] Tuberville, they will still be a program to watch but if they have to settle for a smaller name guy, it could spell trouble," Rivals.com recruiting analyst Mike Farrell wrote recently regarding UM's 2011 freshman class.
-This article is quite hilarious. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney actually pulled the "if we had a kicker we'd be 9-3 and division champs instead of 6-6." card. He neglected to mention his poor offense coaching and squandering of one of the best defenses in the country.
-FSU bowl swag: $250 gift card to best buy, some Chick-Fil-A, a cap, and a bag.
-I am not confident that Ponder will play the bowl game, nor Datko who likely needs shoulder surgery on at least one of his shoulders. Rodney Hudson has been in a walking boot for a while now and I am not sure if he needs rest or surgery. If it is surgery I think the honorable thing to do would be to let him go under the knife now to make sure he is ready for the senior bowl. He's given FSU so many great games. If he needs a surgery with a recovery time necessitating that he miss a meaningless bowl game in order to play in the senior bowl at 100%, I hope he gets it.
-I believe FSU will be the home team for the Chick-Fil-A bowl, which means the home uniforms. Last year VT wore white against Tennessee.
-Cam Wade is graduating this Friday. Congrats to #87 on that degree.