The Tigers are Nole and void.
As my best friend and I hugged each other, fog from fireworks blanketed Doak Campbell Stadium. I couldn't help but feel we were living in the 1990s. I fist-pumped and screamed at the top of my broken voice, "We own the world!"
The fans were unbelievably supportive, even as Death Valley greeted us on our own turf. Their yells released the weight of an eon's agony. 12 years of suppression ended in 12 minutes of ecstasy as Florida State overcame a 28-14 deficit and decimated Clemson.
Like my inability to start the wave, though, not everything was perfect. Naysayers will state that the Seminoles should not be taken seriously because they won an ACC home game against a leaky defense. Those people need to see ESPN's replay of this Game of the Week. Clemson brought its A-game.
And, on the largest stage of college football this weekend, the Seminoles did too.
It doesn't matter if we win it all or merely reach the Orange Bowl.
Florida State is finally back.