At the halfway point of the college football year, we're certainly in the heart of the midseason grade period. Typically, they're delivered by writers and analysts, but on Tuesday night, a couple of Florida State players weighed in themselves-- specifically, on the performance of the FSU offensive line to date.
Seminole left tackle Rod Johnson thinks the 'Noles have been pretty average up front: he gave the FSU o-line a score of 5 out of 10. Johnson explained: "Of course, always room for improvement in run blocking and pass blocking, you know. As a whole, we've still got a lot of things to work on, like those penalties-- self-inflicted wounds, penalties, and things like miscommunication, there's things that we have to get fixed to become a 10 team." Johnson thought a letter grade of "C" was about right, but saw growth in the Seminoles' future, adding, "that can only go higher."
FSU tight end Ryan Izzo was more bullish on the line's play, while also emphasizing room for improvement: "I mean I think I'd give it an 8. You know, we've got a lot of young guys, you know, I think they're kind of trying to learn their roles, too. You know they're working, as I am, they're inexperienced, but I think, you know, that by the end of the year, even by Georgia Tech, they're going to have their roles down, and they're gonna just keep improving."