Editor’s note: Abridged & delayed version of Crow’s Nest this week. K-Man is traveling to FBS places with FCS wifi access.
Jimbo constantly stresses “Play 4 quarters”. On Saturday, his defense decided to 1-up coach Fisher, opening with a 5th quarter of Louisville effort vs. South Florida.
He had one message to his team. ONE message:
First play from scrimmage:
Bomb. 84 Yards. 7 to nothing, Bad Guys.
FSU’s offense gets their first chance, following a stinker last week:
Cook to the left. 75 yards. Pay dirt.
Defense gets a mulligan. Let’s try again:
Bulls ram it down our throat. 9 plays, no resistance. 14-7 Them.
Oh, we’re doing drives now? Dalvin’s turn:
4 plays, tie ball game.
Bulls Punt. Noles Touchdown: 21-14
Bulls Punt. Noles Touchdown: 28-14.
Halftime, boys: 38-14
Another INT for Flowers. Jacques Patrick’s turn:
IT’S ON NOW!
Granted, the Noles lost focus in the second half, so I’ll follow the lead.
Dalvin Cook continued #4 Devonta Freeman’s legacy of “preposterous unsportsmanlike penalty calls considering the relative behavior of opponent” with his 1st carry TD Chest Slash.
Dalvin loves The Predator(where do you think his hair inspiration comes from?).
And his tasteful homage cost FSU 15 yards.
On Deondre Francois’ designed run touchdown in 4th quarter, the QB was actually tackled inches shy of the end zone....
The BACK of the end zone. Non-reviewable.
D for Derwin.
As the Showtime “A Season With” reiterated on Tuesday night, Derwin James is the heart & soul of this defense. The undisputed vocal leader despite his injury. After staying home and watching his teammates fail in Louisville, #3 traveled to Tampa, crutches and all. Constantly providing encouragement to his gridiron brothers, it was great seeing Derwin back on the sidelines...
Speaking of Showtime...let’s quickly address our favorite moments from Episode 4:
Opponent Preview: The University North Carolina
These dudes are in The Coastal, so no intel. The author doesn’t dabble in foreign affairs.
All I know is FSU found a running game.
So watch out, Tarheels. We’ll be Choppin’ & Lockin’ in your face all day.