I am a Maryland fan so I have a slightly different perspective of FSU football. Anyway, I saw Jimbo's comments on FSU's struggles defensively against Boston College. The basic gist was that there were some missed assignments, guys didn't focus on their keys, and some poor tackling. The good news according to Jimbo is that these are correctable things.
Of course some of the message board fans translate correctable into easily correctable.
Anyways, Jimbo's comments remind of Ralph Friedgen's comments. Ralph made those types of comments numerous times in his ten years at Maryland but I am thinking of one instance in particular. The year was 2003 and Maryland was in the middle of their third straight ten win season. Maryland had just been upset by GT 7-3. Senior Scott McBrien had got hurt in the first quarter and RS Freshman Joel Statham had played the rest of the game. Obviously the offense didn't do much after Statham came. Two days later Ralph came back and said after reviewing the tape he was less worried about Statham's performance. On tape he saw what Statham was seeing and though he didn't always make the correct read his decision making was understandable.
I don't know all the players names on FSU, but I know the program well enough to know that their defensive struggles were not because they were outmatched athletically by BC. I really didn't even consider that a possibility
I guess my question is, is it an easy out to say the defense was just a little bit undisciplined. I have found that though those issues are correctable, they are not an EASY fix. They iimprove game by game with an occasional set back. What is everybody's thoughts?