With the Hurricanes and Gators just breaking even, and the Bulls of South Florida falling off the map, it was the Seminoles who held it together for the state of Florida in the college football world.
The good news is that the Noles won nine games. The even better news is that the fans weren't satisfied.
Jimbo Fisher has been given as much leeway as he could have expected, taking over the dynasty that the legendary Bobby Bowden basically built from scratch.
This year Florida State should get the benefit of the doubt from the national media and begin the season highly ranked. Could this finally be the year that the Seminoles get back in the title hunt?