- The ESPN ACC blog highlights exactly how important the FSU/UM game is for each of the teams involved as Jared Shanker previews how the UM game is the beginning of FSU's toughest stretch of the season (something I pointed out a few weeks ago here) and Andrea Adelson details how the Florida State game will likely define Miami's season, as it does many seasons.
- Brendan Sonnone, FSU beat writer for the Orlando Sentinel, expounds on how Derwin James has impressed so far in his young career. James, who has showcased his versatility, will likely see even more playing time in the coming weeks with Nate Andrews recovering from a severe bone bruise.
- After an 0-3 start, the Louisville Cardinals, who Florida State faces on October 17th, has rebounded with a pair of wins over Samford and NC State. A large part of the Cardinals' comeback in recent weeks has been to the stellar performance of freshman quarterback Lamar Jackson, who was recently named the ACC Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week per Mike Rutherford of Card Chronicle.
-Could this game be the last chance for redemption for Al Golden? Plus a recap of Jimbo Fisher's appearance on a Miami radio show courtesy of State of The U.
- Wayne McGahee of Nole Digest looks back at the 2010 FSU/UM game and how it can be viewed as the game that changed Florida State's mindset for the better.
In Jimbo Fisher's first year the Seminoles went down to Miami as underdogs. The Hurricanes were the No. 13 ranked team in the country, which was 10 spots ahead of the Seminoles. From the moment that game started to the end of the game it was complete dominance by the Seminoles. Florida State literally ran away with the game, amassing 298 yards on the ground, and won 45-17.
FSU landed a junior college defensive tackle recruit Monday evening in Walvenski Aime, a 6'4, 290-pounder out of Ft. Scott Kansas CC.