Noles News 11.17.11

Florida State's injured left tackle Andrew Datko had another shoulder surgery this week, and Jimbo Fisher thought it went well. There's a chance he might get a medical red-shirt and be back for next season. There are many factors in play here, including the viability of his rehab, his desire to come back, and FSU's want for him to come back. 

On the bowl front, you should still bet on the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, but hedge with the Chick-Fil-A in Atlanta. If Clemson loses again, they are a lock for Atlanta. If they win out, however, then Virginia Tech is the likely choice. But VT fans traveled to Atlanta just two weeks ago for the Georgia Tech game, and there could be concern over their want to travel again.

The Champs is pretty much a lock to take Notre Dame, as no Big East team has the record to necessitate a selection. You know the folks on that bowl committee are happy. Notre Dame is a very good team, just as FSU is. Both have had a lot of bad luck. Personally, I think a win over a Georgia team (not as good as Notre Dame) or Auburn (nowhere close to as good as Notre Dame) would do more for the program. FSU would be favored in both games.

A note from yesterday's podcast: FSU is the best team with at least three losses. UVA is the worst BCS team with at least 7 wins.

Virginia Football Week 11: FSU Preview - Streaking The Lawn
This week the Hoos head to Tallahassee to face the Seminoles. Here's a game preview. It's a really good game preview. I don't agree that FSU needs to blitz to get pressure.

College football salaries rise again – USATODAY.com
Jimbo Fisher is the highest paid coach in the ACC. Seems right considering his coaching and recruiting.

Lerentee McCray doubtful, Dan Wenger to miss Furman game - Alligator Army
Florida holding out a lot of guys in anticipation of the FSU game.

Week 12 F/+ Rankings - Football Study Hall
Adjusted for garbage time and opponent quality, FSU has been the 8th best team to date. Pretty impressive.

The Bull Gator | Will Muschamp to the Wide Receivers: "You Got to Get Open."

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