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  • #199092

    finance85
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    I have no idea what to expect, or predictions. Louisville is struggling mightily, perhaps even more than FSU. Louisville has played FSU tough over the years, and pulled off some big upsets.

    FSU should win this game. I fear turnovers more than anything. I think if FSU can keep from turning the ball over, they win. A loss probably kills bowl chances.

    #199250

    mmccscribe
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    I think this could go okay for the FSU offense if the playcalling builds on last week’s greater emphasis on pass plays that don’t take 73.5 seconds to develop. I don’t know what to think about the ground game other than that we’re in one of those scenarios in which you have to pass in order to set up the run.

    As for the defensive line’s push, I think Demarcus Christmas returns (he was out last week, right?), so that might help.

    #199299

    NoleSoup4U
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    Christmas is going to be back. There is a chance that Dickerson will be back as well.

    #199312

    mmccscribe
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    Well, that was kind of interesting, hmm? Not that I’m not grateful for the win, but there’s an awful lot of noise about how this signals a turning of the tide for this season. I think I’m just going to wait and see before I start chugging that flavor of Kool-Ade. As the saying goes, fool me once, shame on you…

    #199313

    NoleSoup4U
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    I’m feeling the same way. I’m happy for the win, but to claim this as a “turnaround” type of game is off-base. People think Louisville and they’re thinking about the L’ville teams led by Lamar Jackson. This is hardly that same team. I know it was on the road, but FSU still looked really bad for a lot of the game.

    #199332

    mmccscribe
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    Agreed. I still think it’s quite hopeful to think we’ll hit .500 and thus sustain the bowl game streak, but stranger things have happened.

    #199381

    finance85
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    Hopefully Taggart will learn at some point that everything, running and passing, has to be vertical.

    On defense, I’m baffled by how receivers are getting so open and running free. There’s still issues at LB, though it’s nice to see our LBs shooting gaps hard. I foresee teams like UM killing us with the tight end over the middle.

    #199414

    mmccscribe
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    Agreed about opposing receivers getting open so much. I don’t get that. It’s certainly not a lack of talent and I’m not sure this is one of those blame-Jimbo things, either (although I’m sure those claims are en route).

    I don’t hold out much hope against Miami, although it is a rivalry game and so one never knows. Francois is getting the ball out more quickly now, so that’s good news. If he can improve on accuracy, it’ll be a big help. It’s just that the passing game has to be A+ if we’re ever going to be able to run the ball, and we simply have to have a ground game if there’s any prayer at all of getting to six wins.

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