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Your set of morning links about Florida State football and athletics.
Gambling: in futures lines (Sportsbook.au) , FSU is favored by 16 at Miami, 8.5 at Virginia Tech, and 10 hosting Florida. Fans overreact, but Vegas does not. Vegas sees that Miami is on pace to allow 401 points, which is more than FSU and Florida combined (FSU 138, UF 153), and that the Hurricanes have been insanely lucky so far. Oh, and that 401 point pace? Keep in mind that Florida State's 2009 defense allowed 369 in its 12 game regular season. Yeah. Luck and variance play a huge role in college football's small sample set of a season. Vegas also puts a lot of weight on Blacksburg on Thursday night and Tech getting right, eventually.
Remember the article about Florida State beating up Clemson's receivers? Apparently the "stomach bug" Watkins had that forced him to miss the BC game was more like a kidney issue that may have been caused by FSU's aggressive play.
Florida State did play a spy on USF QB BJ Daniels on some plays Good article in the Miami Herald.
How can the Big Ten improve its non-conference schedule? - Land-Grant Holy Land The Big Ten has a perception issue. Can it fix it by playing tougher out of conference foes? How about a Big Ten/ACC Challenge?
Beau Sandland drops SEC schools over course restrictions - SBNation.com
The SEC won't accept an online math class taken by Beau Sandland, and the top JUCO tight end recruit has dropped SEC schools from consideration as a result. Hmm...
Does anyone else think there are a ton of bad football teams in CFB this year and not nearly enough good ones stepping up?— TomahawkNation.com (@TomahawkNation) October 2, 2012