So last night was not particularly satisfying. The offense is still embarrassing. Manuel is a senior so it will be interesting to see what happens next year (as are seven other returning starters). I guess I'm guardedly optimistic about the future. The program is totally Jimbo's now, I think he's the coach for the future but shit. There are still those lingering issues that continue to plague FSU, the offense just moves the ball, they have two bad quarters in the season and miss out on, well we'll never know. (FWIW, 'Bama played a bad game, ND played several bad games...) I guess my point is that I'm not sure what the ceiling is for FSU. I'm not entirely sure it is much higher than last night. Maybe if they were in a better conference, that would help, IRDK.
Side note: for FLMM, SEC referee crew for Orange Bow. NIU Penalties: 5-40 FSU 8-96
ACC CHamp: FSU: 6-39 GT: 3-25
UF/FSU: 12-101 3-20
The season FSU/Opponents: 81-713 64-549