Yesterday I asked Bud his opinion on the importance of the OU game and in not so many words he ripped me a new one with his responses lol. I stated that I thought the OU would be a good measure of where this program currently stands among the elite of the college football world. That as a whole, it would be an indicator of where this program is and where it is headed...Apparently I was wrong. Bud stated that you cannot base success on one game rather than the consistency of a program. So began my next lesson on FSU football.
I have been watching college football for about 20 years and like most fans of the game I am naive to the more in depth aspects of the game. I admit that I mostly paid attention to the win/ losses and the rankings and for the most part not much else. I grew up in PA, hated PSU from the get go and grew to become a Nole fan. I currently live in Las Vegas. I found Warchant awhile back which in turn lead me to TN a few years ago. I am definitely thankful for these sites as it is hard to follow the Noles from such a great distance! After reading TN I have now become much more enlightened to all the aspects of the game. I am still "wet" behind the ears and have much to learn but I can honestly say that I am much more educated.
With that being said Bud suggested that I do a fanpost on this topic. To say the least I am wondering what are the positives of playing such a high profile game in a few weeks if any. I now realize that the most important game the Noles will play in the regular season is Clemson. I would like some feedback as to what really is our overall goal for the OU game? Obviously we would like to win and escape with minimal injuries but what other positives/ negatives can we take away from the game if we win/ lose? Would those positives be all for naught if we lose to Clemson the next week?
As someone who is less knowledgeable with the more subtle nuances of the game please assist me in trying to understand the how the OU game will overall affect the FSU program. This is my first fanpost so go easy on me. Thank you for taking the time to comment on this topic. Reading TN everyday and being associated with such a fine site definitely makes me proud to be a Seminole fan!