Willie Taggart addressed the media in his customary Monday press conference yesterday. He spoke about the poor quarterback play vs. Clemson; how the entire offense had their worst day of the season; the very encouraging leadership on the team by a few key players following such a loss; the quality of Wake Forest’s offense; injuries; and more.
The offensive line is improved, but by how much?
Pretty much every category is improved, just not by much.— The Nolecast (@Nolecast) October 14, 2019
Suggests coaching and cohesion were issues last year, but the larger issue spanning both years is the lack of Power 5 quality players.
From horrible to ~bad? pic.twitter.com/Cm6Fy28PMr
FSU is a small underdog to Wake Forest, but can put themselves in great position for a bowl game with a win. The Demon Deacons were very efficient against Louisville last weekend but fell just short due to some explosive plays by the Cardinals. Can the Seminoles hit the big plays too?
If you thought the blowout vs Clemson was disappointing, let me introduce you to the most disappointing teams:
Nebraska btw is the only Power 5 team to make the Most Disappointing list 3X on the season.— Bud Elliott (@BudElliott3) October 14, 2019
Yet Scott Frost doesn't catch heat like some other Year 2 head coaches. IDK why. Mystery. https://t.co/duj4GMK6eQ
The ’Noles officially have a kickoff time vs. the Syracuse Orange.
Boston College just lost starting quarterback Anthony Brown for the season.
Boston College QB Brown to miss rest of season https://t.co/94R5reRcdi— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) October 14, 2019
Could a rematch with an SEC foe be in Florida State’s bowl future?
Can you guess the two current Seminoles who made The Draft Network’s too-early 2020 mock draft first round?
NEW (EARLY) MOCK DRAFT MONDAY— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) October 14, 2019
A lot of football has been played since my last mock, which made for quite the shake up. Including...
New QB at No. 1
Capitalizing on strong CB class
5 QBs in Rd 1
Me hating you fav team#NFLDraft
The Gators were badly outgained by LSU on Saturday even though both quarterbacks were dealing:
My UF-LSU note— Bud Elliott (@BudElliott3) October 14, 2019
"11.3 YPP for LSU (minus kneeldowns), 5.4 for UF. 109% YPP advantage!! UF kept close by converting for much of night in gaining 29-play advantage, but eventually lack of explosive plays got Gators (1 play of 25+ all night). Not sustainable."
Leonard Hamilton and Florida State land elite five-star small forward Scottie Barnes. Barnes is a national top-ten recruit per the 247 Composite, and Hamilton beat out Oregon, Ohio State, and Kentucky for Barnes’ services. Ham tweeted his own reaction to the news:
If you thought Ham would stop there, you’d be wrong. He’s also after top 2020 center Hunter Dickinson:
Another edition of our High School Roundup has all your updates on more than a half-dozen of FSU’s targets and commitments.
After a strong 2019 Tourney Trent Forrest has been named to the 2020 Bob Cousy Award Watch List.
Men’s tennis sophomores Bryn Nahrung and Richard Thongoana won the Bedford Cup Doubles Championship over the weekend.
Get caught up on ’Noles in the NFL, including updates on Jameis Winston, Auden Tate, Demarcus Walker, and about a dozen more.
Auden Tate had a breakout game for the Bengals. He snagged 5 of 12 targets for 91 yards, but all five catches were eye-popping. pic.twitter.com/oDPChooXUe— JG (@JoeGoodberry) October 14, 2019
Dalvin Cook isn’t just tearing it up on the ground, he’s also getting it done through the air:
RB Leaders in Yards per Route Run— Scott Barrett (@ScottBarrettDFB) October 14, 2019
1. Miles Sanders (2.81)
2. Austin Ekeler (2.43)
3. James Conner (2.41)
4. Chris Thompson (2.09)
5. Dalvin Cook (2.07)
42. Todd Gurley (0.50)
42. Marlon Mack (0.50)
44. Carlos Hyde (0.24)
Former cornerback PJ Williams has turned into a pretty nice football player for the Saints:
.@saints are on a mission. One play at a time and it starts with excellent technique. Defeat the blocks; refuse to be blocked and it’s so damn fun to watch every Monday #WhosDat. #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/TvCPpyj3PY— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) October 14, 2019
There was never a more apt description of the top two quarterbacks in the 2015 Draft:
Marcus Mariota misses too many layups and Jameis Winston attempts too many 3's.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) October 14, 2019