Florida State: Offensive Line Done Talking

Matt SheaCorrespondent ISeptember 16, 2009

You wont hear much anytime soon out of Rick Trickett, the FSU offensive line coach, or the linemen. Two games into the season, the Seminoles offensive line doesn’t much resemble the unit that many thought would be the best in the ACC. FSU’s O-line hasn't been horrible, and at best mediocre.

Trickett is not happy.

“I think we’ve been talking to the press and stuff too much that we’re going to quit talking and start blocking,” he said. “That’s our new motto – we’re going to quit talking and start blocking. Me too.”

Trickett did stay after practice Tuesday to answer a couple of questions. He said the starting lineup would not change against BYU, and he said junior left guard Rodney Hudson has been playing through ankle soreness, an injury he downplayed. He also acknowledged the line’s problems with run blocking, which was a strength a season ago.

“I think it’s a combination of things … a lot of too [darn] many missed assignments,” Trickett said. “Too many missed assignments. One guy here, one guy there. But we’re going to get that straightened out, I promise you.”

Then he spoke one of his better lines in a while. Asked what makes BYU’s defense so tough, Trickett  spoke highly the Cougars’ discipline and how well they’re coached. And he talked about their maturity, too.

“I think I read in there, [heck], half their defense is married.”

And with that, he was done talking. And ready to start blocking, Good luck 'Noles, I'm still with ya!