Regardless of the result of Florida State’s upcoming Champs Sports Bowl matchup with Notre Dame, fans have been looking ahead to the 2012 season with anticipation of what could be a special year.
FSU coaches got started a bit early on 2012, when they used the initial practices allotted for the bowl game more like an extra spring practice.
Several young players got their feet wet with significant playing time this season, and next year should see the ‘Noles field a team with talent, experience and depth at nearly every position.
Still, there will be a few major holes that will have to be filled and questions abound on the offensive line, where several underclassmen may be counted on to protect senior quarterback EJ Manuel.
With the finishing touches yet to be put on the 2011 season, we will take a peek forward into what the future holds for the Seminoles.
Here is the 2012 starting lineup projection for Florida State.