First of all, that's just get right into this.
This is not Florida State football.
This is not what we're used to.
This is not what we are accustomed to, and quite frankly, it's unchartered territory.
If you thought for one minute that the Knowles, we're gonna win this ballgame last night, you are.
I don't want to say delusional, because that's a little too harsh, but there was no way they were going into that game and winning.
Um, and this look, I'm a die hard cut me open bleed garnet and gold for state fan is there's ever gonna be all right.
But I'm also a, um, little novice ****yst.
And, uh, you know, I'm, uh I'm not ****ytical guy.
I'm I'm in excess of those kind of guy and the extras and the O's.
We're bigger on the Miami side than they wore the fourth stateside There was.
There was No, I mean, I thought maybe the pure emotion of the game and the, uh, you know, the the rivalry would have kept it closer for a little bit longer than it. Waas.
I really thought that I do went into that game No one fs you was gonna have a scripted drive.
First driver, too.
They did that last time against Georgia Tech, and it was really successful, very successful last night.
They get down in there and they just can't pound that they can't get it in the end zone.
Um, I really thought that they should have ran running back down there on least one of the down one of those first downs when they was inside there, give her running back a chance, you know, to get in and tie it up.
A supposed to the Jordan Travis, You know I love Jordan, Travis.
He has a dimension to the quarterback position that there just hasn't been.
And that's a chance.
A chance that, you know, there is something to to do.
But that game was ugly quick when it was 14 to 3 and f s, you had to punt, right? I knew it was over right then and they even said it.
Kirk Herbstreit even said it.
When a nefesh like Miami gets a lead like that, you better have an offense.
Justus Justus, potent to keep pace or else you're going to get 52 to 10.
They're gonna hang 50 on you and they could have hung mawr.
Um, in my opinion, they never were.
There was never really in this ballgame.
Um, 7 to 3 was Aske Llosa's.
It was ever gonna be.
And after that, um, it just wasn't They didn't have it.
Um, the offensive line is what the offensive line is.
OK, I mean, it's it's gonna be that is gonna be that band aid for, ah, couple of seasons, and this isn't going to get fixed overnight.
And all this crap talk about fire.
Mike Norville should have kept Willie blah, blah, blah.
I was just in a conversation on Facebook group about this.
Willy couldn't even make on on site adjustment and a half time.
Okay? Willie was lost.
He didn't know what to do.
He was in way over his head, okay? And they let him go for a year and a half.
So for everybody who thinks f s u is gonna fire might not available after one game, and they're still paying Willie and they're paying him the money alone says they're keeping Michael Ville around.
Not to mention the guy's a fantastic mind.
It's just gonna take some time.
Look, Rome wasn't built in a day.
This team wasn't Tora part overnight.
It seems like it was, but it wasn't.
Okay, This goes back some years.
This goes back to win.
You know, Jimbo quit recruiting.
He quit on the team and he already had 1 ft in college station.
It goes back that far.
Coaches inherited teams problems with the year before collected President.
It takes the president a couple of years before you see some changes.
There's no different college football When a when a coaching system takes over from the other coaching system, they in here a lot of their problems now, totally shocked.
Totally shocked about the lack of discipline for Florida State.
The overall thug play that I thought was gonna be going remedied, uh, standing over people after you tackle when you're already down.
21 23 standing over him.
Attack on them and they just picked up six yards on you.
Get your head out of your ass.
You got smoked, you're getting smoked and you're gonna make a tackle after a guy gained six yards on you and look at it.
That's not okay.
I thought, if anything, it was gonna be on the Miami side of the wall because those guys were thugs, anyway, always have been.
But you've got, ah, lot of internal issues that need to be addressed.
And if you watch the press conference last night with afterwards with Mike Norville, you know you could tell he's he's angry, but he was respectfully professional about it.
He said, We're going to take care of these problems.
And your first thought is Is James Black? Yeah, he's gotta be James Blackmon.
If I'm a coach Fs, you should never played another down unless it's an injury thing again for the state. He has lost it.
He's been broke for two years and he's never been fixed.
So you move forward now.
Until you've got a game this coming weekend, that's a winnable game.
Now is are they gonna win? I don't even think so anymore.
Okay. It was posted.
You're gonna win three games this year.
You looked at that schedule right now.
I can't see two wins this year.
Okay? They may beat Jacksonville State, and if they build up throughout the season, they may beat Duke at the end of the year, and that will be their their two wins.
If if that's a big if they got a long way to go.
This team is is really hurting.
And it's hurting everywhere.
I also saw that maybe you know, a no.
And to start, and you're gonna have some of these big guys shutting it down, calling it quits.
I wouldn't I don't know.
Uh, something tells me Terry ops out.
Something tells me Big Marv ops out, and they've got nothing to play for.
Okay, They love f s u.
And they came back because of unfinished business.
Well, they didn't play very good last night, and they haven't played good this year.
Okay, so I don't know if what did the deal is.
Terry's been a little bit dinged up.
Um, but he had a bad penalty called on him, and then we didn't see the rest of game.
If I'm Comorian, Terry and I've already got a bum ankle and this team is in a downward spiral and they're gonna build for the future.
Same with big More if I'm opted out and I'm gonna get myself ready for the NFL draft, start working on that direction when we surprised it all this week, come out and see a couple of guys call it quits on the defense of side of the ball.
I literally have no answers.
I do not know what in the world that's that's happening down there, that that defense, they're decent.
On 1st and 2nd down, they 34 yard runs here and there.
And the offense is Aaron manageable third downs and they're able to convert every single time.
And then if they didn't convert the third last night, they just went for it on fourth guys and you guys going to get it.
Fourth and three is like 1st and 10.
It was that easy.
It was that easy and they're the leaks out of the backfield with the running game and they couldn't cover maybe the best tight end in the country.
Kyle pitches pretty good, but that guy Brevin Jordan's got to be in the top two or three.
He's gonna be the conversation.
That kid, he's just couldn't stop him.
You would think going in that they're big name weapon Brevin Jordan air tight and they would put somebody on that guy and their best defender against their best receiver.
And they're gonna This is your guy.
Go play right there. You're him.
This is the this guy covering all game at your assignment.
I don't know how hard it is, Really? I mean, but you you can't let a guy like that get going.
And he just torched him this bad, Kyle pitch.
What call? Fix did Thio Ole Miss yesterday.
But, you know, that's scary.
And it is good, you know, as an old fan, you're like, you know, you wanted to see that Fort ST for the game.
You don't now, you know, you're like, No, no way.
But that defense, they can't make a third down stop.
And they got out of control and emotions ran wild.
And then they just turned into thugs and bullies and has something that I thought we had gotten past 10 minutes of negative.
I'm going to try to talk a few minutes about some positives, Okay? I made a tweet.
I sent a tweet out.
Um, somewhere around half time, you know that I thought it was time and look, there was no reason to play each other purty in this game.
The dude's coming back from a broken collar bone in his non throwing shoulder.
There's no need to run him out there.
Him take a crazy hit because Miami was still coming at you and get hurt again when you could have him let him heal up another week or so and then bring him in in the Jacksonville State game.
You know, sparingly him and they're automaker.
There was no sense in playing party last night, So when when I made the tweet.
Okay, let's time to see Rodham Maker.
Let's get him in there This games, you know, squashed.
Let's get him, Cem, Cem Decent reps.
Well, they wait until the fourth quarter to do it.
But still, you had to, like, you know, and just small little teas****s We gotta take teas****s.
We gotta take any good we can get right now because it is ugly in Tallahassee.
But Roger Maker was able to look off of a guy and throw it to somebody else.
Now he did throw an interception.
I'm not even going to get out of him about that, okay? This is his first college.
You know playing time, and he threw the interception on decently throwing ball.
It was just a little bit high.
And, you know, it got caught by one of the best defenders in the A C c No, I'm not going to even I am gonna, you know, getting his lunch about that.
But that's a that's a step in the right direction.
Okay, that's the youth movement they're talking about.
If you're following them on Twitter, the youth movement right now on Twitter is big time for Florida State, and it's gotta be.
And another couple of great things that happened last night.
Lawrence Tufeili, the rookie or the freshman running back looked very good, very good from start to finish.
They played him early, and he was.
He was, you know, making plays.
And and they played him late against the second team, you know, mostly for sure, but that's that's time that he needs and experience and confidence that he needs.
And he could be a legitimate back at Florida State.
You know, they're they're missing that, and you know I'm not.
Corbyn played good Jay, Shawn Corbin and his limited amount of playing time.
He made some plays and you know there's some stuff there to build off.
But where in the world is the passes to the wide receivers? There was very, very few.
They worked in the tight end.
Can McDonald in the second half? They must have went into halftime and said, He's getting open.
He's exploiting this.
Let's get him the ball And they worked their way down the field, scored a touchdown, two thumbs up, and then they went away from that.
But I'm okay with it because there was a few positive things to take away in the second half.
They looked like they weren't completely shell shocked and they already knew there would be.
So then you're just gonna go out there and play, and that's what they needed to do.
And now it's the same.
It's the same for next week.
This is a game that they should win.
They are the better team.
They're the more talented team, okay, but are they the best team on that day? They have to be the best team on that day because the week after that, they're not winning.
They're not beating Notre Dame, not in any amount of prayers or I you know, I believe in you Florida State.
I got your back.
None of that is going to change the fact that we're going to see a lot of the same that we just saw last night against Notre Dame.
So they've got a window here of a week to get some practices together, get some stuff down, and when a ball game, and at least get a little bit of something good coming in because after that, if you look to schedule, if I remember right, it's four straight ranked teams and then five out of six or six out of seven or something.
So when I'm dead serious about two wins, maybe maybe if they could beat Jacksonville State and they could cohesively build throughout the rest of the season and learn from these losses and be better at the end of the season, they may get a win against Duke if they've learned something.
But if they played Duke today, Duke beats him.
This is a This is a turning point, and you really have to tell yourself that I'm a Florida State fan and I'm in it for the long haul.
And if you're a truth lawyer state fan, then you are going to have to deal with the growing pains of the minor vote coaching system defense.
You have to let him work his self system because it is work.
It's worked in Memphis.
All you gotta do is go back for the last couple of years.
He turned that program around smaller conference, smaller spotlights.
I get all of that, but he can do it.
He's got what it takes and, you know, I'm I'm still backing him 100%.
He's the best coach we've had since Jimbo.
And you know, I wasn't really all enthused about the Taggart higher.
I didn't know, you know, a whole lot of.
But I knew he was a big type F s u fit.
So on that note, they should have hired me because I could make a halftime adjustment.
I can say, Okay, this isn't working.
That whole is just gushing water.
Let's close it down because I believe for the state going and gold, they should've hired me.
I could have made that money and made those kinds of mistakes.
So to hire him is not saying a whole lot.
The Norville higher is going to be fine.
The people just have to give him some time.
You're not firing him after two games.
It's just gonna happen.
They can't afford to have one thing financially.
It just does not work.
So, Hank, I know nation hang tight.
It's gonna be ugly.
It's gonna be rough.
This road is just straight dirt and rocks for a while.
But hang in there, look for the future and look at Jacksonville State as a winnable game and a game that there's no reason.
Fs, you shouldn't go in there and win.
I don't care if it's ugly.
I don't care if it's 2017.
They need to come out there with wind 12 to 10 at this point field goal game. I don't care.
They've got to win that game.
We're also gonna go on seven or whatever the schedule runs because they got a long road, a ho ahead of them.
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