2013 Florida State Seminole Preview

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  1. ThaBayouChef

    ThaBayouChef Walk On

    Jul 19, 2012

    Offensive Preview:

    The 2013 Florida State Seminoles come into the season with a slew of new faces. Non bigger than at the quarterback position, where it will be up to redshirt freshman Jameis Winston to pick up where EJ Manuel left off. Winston seemingly has won the battle over the once incumbent Clint Trickett during spring practices. He impressed especially during the annual Garnett and Gold game (so much so that the aforementioned Trickett decided to transfer), where he showed off his ability to move the ball up and down the field at will. Along with Winston, Tallahassee may be home to the most dangerous 1-2 punch out of the backfield in the entire nation. A mix between Devonta Freeman and Plant City High’s own, James Wilder Jr., could prove to be deadly for teams. Wilder, especially, is looking to have a breakout year for the Seminoles. He was named Rivals High School Junior of the Year in 2009, and came into college with a ton of hype. This year may be the year he finally lives up to it. He’ll have four returning starters on the offensive line to block for him, which can only benefit Jameis Winston as well.

    Defensive Preview:

    On the defensive side of the ball, Florida State’s only question mark comes along the front four. Having lost five players to the NFL draft (the most of any FBS school), the Seminoles definitely have some holes to fill here. They do, however; have one of the best NT’s in the country in Timmy Jernigan. Outside of him, the Seminoles will need sophomore DE Mario Edwards Jr. to live up to his big expectations and apply pressure to opposing QB’s. Behind the line, the Noles have a great back seven. Led by senior LB Christian Jones and senior DB Lamarcus Joyner, Doak Campbell may be home to one of the fiercest defenses in the land. With the departure of Xavier Rhodes, Joyner will slip to the starting DB position and will play opposite either Karlos Williams or Tyler Hunter, who led the Noles in interceptions a year ago. The success of the Florida State defense all hinges on the production of the front four. If they excel, the sky is the limit for this dangerous unit!

    Coaching Preview:

    The Seminoles are now led by head coach and former FSU and NFL legend Derrick Brooks. Brooks has built his own staff from the ground up here in Tallahassee, following the firing of Jimbo Fisher and the departure of DC Mark Stoops. Brooks has said he won’t change much in the way of schemes here, but looks forward to building his own dynasty in the post-Bowden era.

    Jameis Winston completes a pass in the annual Garnett and Gold game.

    Senior LB Christian Jones in spring practice.

    RB James Wilder JR. scores a TD in the spring game.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2013
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  2. CTfromDC

    CTfromDC Where my money?

    Mar 15, 2012
    Good shyt
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  3. bravejaf

    bravejaf Walk On

    Jul 13, 2009
    Very nice write-up. I will make a post for the Buckeyes when I get some time tonight.
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