Ingram Smith and Bud Elliott return for another edition of The Nolecast. The topics include:
-Where does Florida State belong in the too-early top-25 rankings?
-The SEC's ridiculous earnings report (we knew the SEC was printing money, but this is ridiculous).
-Why an ACC network, if it ever gets off the ground would not close the gap significantly.
-Green Bay should have gone for two, but Mike McCarthy made a tactical error in bowing to conventional wisdom, perhaps to avoid scrutiny.
-Are the new Rivals recruiting rankings fair to Florida State's recruits?
-Finally, recruiting. Florida State currently has a top-five class, has about seven spots left, is still legitimately involved with about 17 recruits to fill those spots, and has two commitments for whom it has to keep an eye on.
ESPN's Travis Haney is counting down the top 50 returning players in college football. FSU's Rod Johnson comes in at 44, while opposing players Mitch Hyatt (48), Mike Williams (42), Christian Wilkins (40), and Chad Kelly (26) also make the list.