After years of pent-up frustration due to their inability to meet expectations, Florida State entered this season primed to turn their hoards of doubters into believers.
Media members around the country bought into Jimbo Fisher’s squad by placing them in the preseason top 10 in the polls and proclaiming them an overwhelming favorite to win the ACC for the first time since 2005.
To say that this season has not gone the way most Seminoles fans, coaches and players expected it to would be an understatement.
The ‘Noles ended a three-game losing skid by pummeling Duke 41-16 last weekend to even their record up at 3-3.
So is the season a complete failure, even though there’s half of it left to play?
Or did a combo of costly injuries and a daunting early season schedule do in the Seminoles?
Here are the first half grades for the Seminoles.