October 1, 2012

Column: FSU is 5-0 but there is still room for concern









It wasn't pretty but Florida State is right where it needs to be at 5-0 and is on track to achieve its preseason goals.


Nevertheless, the 30-17 victory over a pesky USF team did nothing to dispel
some lingering doubts that cropped up the week before against Clemson. For the
second straight week there were good reasons to explain the Seminoles'
inability to dominate the competition. But at what point do good reasons begin
to sound like excuses?


To explain some of the sloppy play both Jimbo Fisher and EJ Manuel pointed
to the fact that Saturday marked the team's first road game. After
playing at home for four straight weeks, a drop-off in play is somewhat
understandable especially against a team desperate for a big win.



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