Noles News 09.30.11

It's the bye week for the 'Noles and many players have been held out of practice in the continuing effort to get healthy for the bye week. E.J. Manuel has been doing some light throwing and coach Fisher said there is a chance he could play against Wake Forest on October 8th. Do not count on that. I am personally not expecting him back that soon. Manuel is so much better if he is a serious run threat. It just makes sense to hold him out until he is fully healthy.

We'll have a separate article on this later in the week or early next week, but FSU is working on figuring out the best way to use its offensive personnel. They did not expect the young receivers to be this good, this early, nor did they expect the veteran tight ends to be as awful as they've been. Oh, and this could be the perfect time to work in some of the younger guys in this game. 

September’s almost over. Is it time to write off Florida State yet? - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF Blog - Yahoo! Sports That the article doesn't come out and say "yes" shows how much respect Jimbo has garnered for this program in just 18 games on the job. I agree that FSU should win its next 7 games and be 9-2 going into Gainesville.

Florida State Game Film Review - Shakin The Southland
STS reviews the game film for the Clemson-FSU contest in-depth. Always good to read this from a different perspective. 

Obviously there is a huge ACC game tomorrow night at 6PM between the Clemson Tigers and the Virginia Tech Hokies. VT is favored by a touchdown. FSU needs Virginia Tech to win this game. And this game also features two of our favorite ACC writers in GC and STS:

Clemson @ Virginia Tech Game Preview - Shakin The Southland
Clemson @ Virginia Tech Game Preview

Q&A with Chili formerly of Block-C | The Key Play
The guys from Block-C are always funny.

Inside the Virginia Tech Defense - Shakin The Southland
STS breaks down Bud Foster's scheme. Excellent work.

Question & Answer Session with Gobbler Country - Shakin The Southland
STS Question & Answer Session with Gobbler Country

2011 Virginia Tech Football: What to Watch vs. Clemson - Gobbler Country
The Hokies need to disrupt the tempo of Clemson's offense to win Saturday.

Not sure if you caught it, but USF is indeed the fraud we thought they were, losing to Pitt by 3+ touchdowns. USF has been living off gift turnovers and is nothing special. For those of you living in Tampa, your month-long nightmare is over. They've given up more than 1000 yards in their two games against BCS teams while gaining less than 700. 

Five Good Minutes: Wake Forest Football Preview With Blogger So Dear - BC Interruption
Previewing this Saturday's Boston College-Wake Forest football game with the SB Nation blog Blogger So Dear.

Q/A with NC State Podcaster and Blogger Riddick & Reynolds - From The Rumble Seat
From the Rumble Seat engages Riddick & Reynolds in a war of words. Georgia Tech and NC State. 

ITB's Slate of Eight: Week Five
The Slate of Eight is here folks and this week Andy Hutchins from Alligator Army stops by to hit all the action. The 8 biggest games of the weekend!

Georgia Tech Goes Deep: The Surprise Of The Early College Football Season -
If Georgia Tech is completing the long ball, they are unbeatable. And they are doing just that at an unprecedented level this season.

College Football Rankings, Human Bias And The Case For Computers -
AP poll voters are biased and weird, in an endearing and ultimately human way. They also hold far too much sway in determining college football's national champions.

Moneyball In College Football: Markets, Statistics And Hal Mumme - Football Study Hall
Analyzing College Football Statistics. Very cool article here.

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