OneDay, what's wrong with graduating from FSU? I went to school there and am proud of the fact I graduated from there, regardless of how well the football team does.
That said, they did look awful in the 1st half. Second half was a lot better but the big deficit was too much. The offensive line struggled all game and really hurt the timing on passing and running plays. Weatherford looked good when he had time and Smith is going to be a stud.
Defense played real well when they finally got a chance to rest.
They won't a national title but I think they can get to 8-9 wins if the O-line fixes its problems.
I'm not criticizing FSU graduates, I just had a pretty bad college experience and my life's greatest regret is having gone to school there.
The game was at least entertaining, which is really what all sporting events should be. Weatherford actually looked good for a change, but you're right, Smith is gonna be a phenomenal football player.
The D still rocks, they just can't be on the field for 85% of the game...
Sorry to hear you didn't have a good experience there. I was only there for 2 years (I transferred from a JC in New York), but enjoyed my time there and had good professors in the English department. Some of the students were a bit off the wall, but there were some nice ones, too.
That place can certainly be overwhelming. I was glad that I was living with my gf (now my wife) off campus so I was able to get away from everything once my classes were done.
And you are right about the D. They will be good if they can stay off the field. After the first play, FSU didn't get its second first down until the 3rd quarter. Not going to win games with a bunch of 3-and-outs.
I still think Xavier Lee needs to be the starter. He's more athletic than Weatherford and can make up for the poor line by scrambling out of trouble and making plays on the run, either throwing or running.
I don't know what it was. I wasn't overwhelmed, I'm from NYC, so the size didn't bother me, although there are a shit-ton of students there with FAMU and TCC right there too. Maybe it was because I bounced for all 4 years and saw just the most vile and disgusting shit at Chubby's, AJ's, Baja's, etc. Shit you wouldn't even believe.
Also, I met this girl that fucked me up 6 ways from tuesday. My senior year was basically the worst year a human being could endure.
In point of fact, in 4 years there, I only went to 1 football game. How sad is that? I was either at the gym lifting or at a bar working. But, I agree with your choice of QB. Lee would definitely be able to spark an offense that hasn't looked good since Greg Jones and Anquan Boldin were there...