[This has evolved into a discussion of the season and the persistent rumors (which we believe to be true) that FSU's pitching coach Jamey Shouppe is finally on the out after many poor seasons and much damage to the program.] The Florida State Seminoles were embarrassed on a national stage in primetime last night in what will hopefully be a wakeup call for fans, administration and coaches. The game was over before the end of the first inning. Hunter Scantling lasted only 13 pitches, left the bases loaded to Brian Busch who came in and didn’t fare much better. The Noles were down 6-0 before all the fans had even reached their seats and with Michael Wacha on the mound for the Aggies that was more than enough as he showed the nation what it is really like to have quality pitching depth. It has been discussed over and over the shortcomings of this baseball team, the pitching is not acceptable. Florida State has the worst starting pitching in the ACC conference. There were 20 pitchers on the roster to start the season and the coaches were raving about how much quality depth they had but in the end they had to turn to their closer in the 4th inning of a decisive game 3. It is really disheartening as a fan to see the Noles lose for the same reason year after year and there is no one to blame but the lazy coaches who have been completely unaccountable. But the ones that are hurt the most are the kids who come to Florida State and the parents who trust their kid’s futures to these coaches. With the exception of a rare few, pitchers who attend Florida State regress because of the ineptitude of the pitching coach. That is unfair to kids, fans and parents which is now reflected in the quality of the talent that chooses to attend FSU. Congrats to a great group of seniors who played their last game as a Seminole, they don’t realize how sorely they will be missed. There will be much more on the state of Florida State baseball later in the week but for now let’s all hope that this was the wakeup call needed to make a change.