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We'll stay in the Sunshine State for our next stop as we head up to Tallahassee to visit Jimbo Fisher at Florida State.
After being named to the Football Writers Association of American Freshman All-America Team in 2010, the Seminoles started the 2011 season with high hopes and even loftier expectations.
The SU hype machine was in full swing at the start of the season, and pollsters around the nation bought what was being sold, and FSU climbed as high as No. 4 (in the Coaches' Poll released after Week 1) before falling like a rock with losses to Oklahoma, Clemson and Wake Forest over the next three games.
Florida State didn't reappear on the Coaches' Top 25 until Week 13.
After a 9-4 finish, the question has even been raised about Fisher's seat temperature.
But it's far too soon to count Fisher out at Florida State. After all, nine wins isn't that bad.
Sure, it wasn't quite the BCS season everyone in Tallahassee was looking for, but how realistic was that, really?
Plus, Fisher seems to have snagged himself a top 10 class, according to Rivals.com. While top recruiting classes don't automatically translate into successful teams the way so many would have us all believe, it does show that Fisher is at the very least able to keep the traditions alive at FSU after the departure of legendary coach Bobby Bowden.
Nine wins isn't bad, but you can bet that Fisher and the Seminoles have their sights set squarely on the ACC title in 2012. As of now, they have as good of a shot—if not better—than any other team in the conference.