Florida State running backs are gaining yards without problem, but they have been unable to turn that production into points through four games, as written by Curt Weiler.
Corey Clark, columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat touches on Bobby Bowden’s ability to hold a room even as he approaches the age of 88.
"A preacher was talking to me one time, he was talking about enemies," Bowden said. "He says, 'Everybody has an enemy. Everybody has at least one enemy. I said, 'I don't.' He said, 'How old are you?' I said, 'I'm 87.' He says, 'You mean you're 87 and you don't have any enemies?'
"I said, 'No, they're all dead.'"
SB Nation college football writer Ryan Nanni, who also happens to be a UF grad, broke down Florida’s questionable “Gator” uniforms the team will be sporting this weekend.
This weekend, when the Florida Gators play Texas A&M, they will play AS GATORS. pic.twitter.com/jal2Hmr3WJ— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 10, 2017
Brendan Sonnone of Noles247 put together a list of 10 things which have contributed to FSU’s 1-3 start.
10. Attitude, confidence
This team isn’t lazy. It clearly cares, and that’s significant. We haven’t seen the loafing and quit that helped lead to FSU’s 3-2 start last season.
But there’s a lack of consistent fire and nastiness among this group right now. Part of that comes with winning and having consistent success, so manufacturing steady intensity is difficult. We saw a hungry group in the season opener against Alabama, but that loss coupled with the two-week layoff from Hurricane Irma -- in which the Seminoles had to simmer on the deflating loss -- seemed to rob FSU of some of its juice.
There are moments when we’ve seen both the offense and defense play with a mean streak, but neither group has consistently harnessed the type of attitude needed to be elite. This is reflected in slow starts, as FSU has been outscored 40-12 in the first quarter and third quarter this season (coming out of the locker room).
Beating Miami helped spark something in FSU after a slow start last season and a win last Saturday could’ve been huge for doing the same thing this year. Instead, FSU will need to find a way to create some positive momentum to build on if it wants to begin living up to its potential.
Asante Samuel Jr., a 2018 four-star defensive back committed to FSU and NFL legacy, announced Wednesday that he will be playing in January’s Under Armour All-America Game before arriving at FSU.
Officially An Under Armour All-American— Asante Samuel Ⓜ️ (@godschild3_) October 11, 2017
Four-star defensive tackle Bobby Brown out of Arlington, Texas included FSU in his latest top eight list he unveiled Wednesday.
Alabama, LSU, FSU, Baylor, Texas, OU, Texas A&M, Houston... pic.twitter.com/kri2oGNYla— I hate OL's (@tre_brown8700) October 11, 2017
Former FSU linebacker Telvin Smith was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his impressive performance in Jacksonville’s win at Pittsburgh.
The Florida State baseball team kicks off its brief slate of fall games Thursday with the first of two Garnet and Gold games, which are open to the public with free parking and free admission.