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Florida State pretty much gave me exactly what I had expected in terms of the end result, but this was a comeback to remember for a long time.
Last year's victory over a good South Carolina team went for naught with some injuries and brutal stretches of games, but next season, that non-conference slate gets a whole lot easier.
West Virginia comes to Tally, and this defense should all be back. Brandon Jenkins may have a tough decision, but if he comes back, this defensive line will be among the top two or three in the country.
The linebackers will lose Bradham, but so many other studs will step up. Telvin Smith, Jeff Luc and Vince Williams are all reliable, and they will get significant time with the next budding star at FSU, Christian Jones.
At the end of the day, this team will go as far as their offense takes them, and the second half gives us a great indication that these young receivers grew up in front of our very own eyes.
Rashad Greene has star written all over him, and Christian Green, Rodney Smith, Nick O'Leary and Kenny Shaw will build a great rapport with Manuel in the offseason. If Andrew Datko can be granted a medical redshirt from the NCAA, the offensive line will no longer be a major weak link.
Even without him, I look for improvement, which will open up the passing game since James Wilder Jr., Devonta Freeman, Chris Thompson and Mario Pender (hopefully he signs LOI) should provide a talented backfield.
Enjoy the Champs Sports Bowl victory, Happy New Year and stay tuned for weekly updates on the Seminoles during the offseason!