The Seminoles are not exactly your underrated squad that outperforms the media’s expectations since they actually do the exact opposite.
One could argue that only Notre Dame has done less with their hype, and though last season FSU was decimated with injuries, there is no arguing that the Noles have struggled mightily up front on both sides of the ball.
Mark Stoops has quickly changed that perception on defense, and the Seminoles will be back in the preseason top 10 for consecutive seasons.
We would have loved to see their defense (specifically, the secondary) against Geno Smith and West Virginia’s offense, but instead we may have to settle for a matchup against Clemson or Florida this season on Gameday.
Outside of those two grueling matchups, the Seminoles will not have much of an opportunity to be loved on the national spotlight. However, a team will earn praise if they quietly take care of business by winning the ACC, something they have not done since 2005.
America loves to watch the Noles at their best, and their tilt against Oklahoma from a season ago was epic, even though it ended in a loss.
FSU has been around Gameday quite a bit on the road (five times since ‘03), but it has not been since 2003 when they had the crew come to Tally (before last season's matchup against OU).