The autopsy of the Boise State game continues for both the team and the fans, as the ’Noles look for answers in improving their defense:
I've seen this cited a lot for a lot of different things. To me, looking at other splits is really helpful.— Bud Elliott (@BudElliott3) September 2, 2019
Boise had 28 plays of 10+ yards but only TWO of 30+. Boise did not take the top off the defense, but FSU rarely dared it to, something I believe it should have done more. https://t.co/4dfwoun41x
But cleaning up some execution issues could help their offense as well:
Some good news for FSU’s ground game though:— David! (@ADavidHaleJoint) September 2, 2019
On 1st/2nd down designed runs, they had 45 yards before contact.
That’s appx 23x as much as it had all of last season.
So, as long as they don’t have -43 yards before contact the rest of the year, there’s progress.
Willie Taggart addressed some of those issues in his press conference yesterday. He notably described the defense as “passive” several times, especially on third downs, and stated he felt that being more aggressive and bringing pressure could have made a difference. With that said, the scheme itself wasn’t the issue. Taggart also spoke about the defense losing receivers in coverage. However, it wasn’t all bad. Taggart also praised young players like Renardo Green and Amari Gainer.
On the offensive side of the ball, Taggart announced that the injury to Brady Scott wasn’t serious. But he also addressed the offense’s second-half woes, putting most of the blame on a failure to execute rather than anything Boise State did.
There was also a bit of a fervor regarding a hydration issue.
Freshman Travis Jay is ineligible but it has nothing to do with injury.
FSU has offered four-star 2021 running back Lovasea Carroll. Carroll is originally from Georgia and has recently de-committed from South Carolina. He currently attends nearby IMG Academy.
Our High School Roundup has another excellent addition. FSU commits and targets Jeff Sims, Malachi Wideman, Morven Joseph, and Jayion McCluster are featured.
FSU golf alum Hank Lebioda is heading to the PGA Tour.