Noles News 09.06: Bryan Stork To Miss Savannah State Game?

Rick Ballou out of Jacksonville is reporting that Florida State's starting center will miss the Savannah State game.

Of course, the starters aren't likely to play much anyhow.

FSU's Opponents

GT Film Review: Hokies Unveil their New Offense | The Key Play

Imagine my surprise when I watched the film, and realized that almost none of my initial assumptions were accurate. The offensive line wasn't dominant, but for the most part achieved at least a stalemate up front. I saw very few missed assignments. While the offensive system is still a hodgepodge of different formations and fundamental elements, the play calling utilized a true system approach, with appropriate counters being in place to keep the defense off balance. Also, we saw the coaches utilizing multiple formations and personnel groupings on each series. The wide receivers have some issues, especially with getting separation, and if there is a fair criticism of the coaches and the receivers, it is the lack of vertical passing attempts to prevent the Georgia Tech safeties from crowding the line of scrimmage. When Thomas hit Knowles deep, it wrecked Al Groh's entire defensive concept. For the most part, we saw the same offense against Georgia Tech that we were so excited about in scrimmages. So, what really went wrong?

This is like the Tomahawk game breakdown, except for Virginia Tech. If there is one thing you read today, make it this.

Warchant.com - FSU open to replacement for Nevada on 2013 schedule
Free story. Nevada is trying to get out of the Florida State game by finding a replacement to play FSU.

D.J. Coles Done For The Year Due To Knee Injury, According To Report - SBNation.com
Virginia Tech wide receiver, injured during the season opener against Georgia Tech, is done for the year.

National

Special topics in football food | Campus Union

September is upon us, gentle readers. Have you a gameplan? As a grateful nation settles into the glorious grind of football season, it behooves us to be prepared for the onset of conference play — prime tailgating time. Campus Union spoke with Southern Living Test Kitchen director Rebecca Gordon, West Coast food blogger Sarah Sprague and East Coast food blogger The Gurgling Cod on a range of topics, from food safety to meal planning to the sacred art of cooking an entire pig before a game. Read on, and may your parties be championship-caliber from sunup to cleanup.

The Oklahoma Offense: Was Last Year's Funk The New Normal? - SBNation.com

Reacting to a single game can so often make you feel foolish. Oklahoma could hang 70 points and 700 yards on Florida A&M, then reprise last year's near-perfect performance in Manhattan when Kansas State comes to town. They could get their revenge on Texas Tech in Lubbock on Oct. 6 and head Dallas to face Texas as a legitimate Top 2-3 team. By then, all of the hand wringing about the Sooners' ghastly first three quarters in El Paso could feel pretty silly. But in their first opportunity to prove last year's struggles are behind them, they did no such thing. And it is probably also silly to simply assume the offense will come around in 2012. There is a lot to like on paper, but that was the case last year, too.
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