I wanted to offer my opinion of FSU expectations going into the 2011 season. I will keep it short as I do not have a bunch of stats and charts this time.
Jimbo Fisher has made an immediate impact on FSU football, the ACC and college football. His first year he took a floundering FSU team and generated a 10-4 season and defeated both in state rivals convincingly. As for expectations of FSU football going into the 2011 season, I am excited but also reminded of the help we had last year.
Here comes the wet blanket: OU and VT beat us....badly, one in the start of the season and one in the end. Carolina and NC State beat us when they were not supposed to, (In my opinion). Maryland Clemson and BC gave us a run for our money and we may not have won against SC if Latimore did not get knocked out. And I don't mean that as a euphemism, he literally got knocked out. I'm glad he was not permanently injured.
Point: Luck played a part in FSU's success as it does in many teams seasons. I personally will continue to be proud of my team and trash talk with the best of them. I will however remain humbled by our shortcomings from last year. I don't like the attention we are getting, not yet. Not one has played yet and we have no idea how to forecast a season with so many new head coaches and transitions. However if FSU lives up to the hype, it should be a fun and fulfilling year, and the trash talk will be more supported.