The Notre Dame contest is the first of three games against preseason playoff contenders. The Seminoles play at rival Miami and host national powerhouse Clemson. That Clemson showdown is sandwiched between dates against physically tough and upset-minded ACC Atlantic Division counterparts Wake Forest and NC State, which head coaches Dave Clawson and Dave Doeren have built into legitimate threats. Their combined ascent, as well as the defensive physicality customary at Boston College and talent at Louisville, have made the Atlantic arguably the best top-to-bottom division in football.
Couple that with Florida State drawing what should be the Coastal’s two best teams -- Miami and Virginia Tech -- and this is no doubt the toughest schedule in 2018.
Speaking of FSU opponents Wake has suspended two starters for three games; including its quarterback.
The most important game on Clemson’s schedule? FSU.
The most important game on Miami’s schedule? Athlon thinks it’s Virginia Tech but with their attrition it should probably be FSU, too.
2018 should be the year of the running back and Cam Akers just might be the best one:
Top Breakout Players for 2018:— CFB Now (@CFBNW) June 14, 2018
Cam Akers - FSU
Trajan Bandy - MIA
DeAndre Swift - UGA
Dylan Moses - ALA
Kyler Murray - OKLA
Jawon Pass - LOU
Stephen Carr - USC
Donovan Peoples-Jones - MICH
Miles Sanders - PSU
Tua Tagovailoa - ALA
Jeffrey Okudah - OHST
Tarik Black - MICH
FSU is hosting a Big-Man Camp & 7-on-7 camp in which they’ll be evaluating several targets.
2021 DB Jason Marshall has been offered by FSU:
Quarterback commit Sam Howell moved up 13 spots in the latest Rivals250. FSU currently has five commitments on the list.
I have a feeling that this won’t be the last ‘Hall of Fame’ that Buster Posey is inducted to: