October 5, 2012

Warchant Week in Review: N.C. State

We here at Warchant.com know that our members have busy schedules. It's hard to keep track of every event of every day leading up to a Seminole football Saturday. That's why we've created this convenient feature, a one-stop shop where the big happenings and developments of the week all are laid out prior to kickoff with this week's opponent: North Carolina State.

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Florida State again enters the weekend with a relatively healthy roster, but that isn't true for the opponent. This weekend's whiparound begins with health issues in Raleigh.

N.C. State offensive line

It was announced Thursday that North Carolina State will start its fourth different offensive line in six weeks. Starting left tackle Rob Crisp has not played since the opener against Tennessee, and two others have started in the slot since Crisp's injury. The Wolfpack lost right tackle Zach Allen last week in Miami to a lower leg injury. Allen will not be playing this weekend either.

ACC to remain an eight-game slate

It was announced this week that, with Notre Dame playing five ACC games per season, the conference will not switch to a nine-game schedule as previously discussed. The slate for football season will remain at eight games, something that suits head coach Jimbo Fisher just fine.

Tightening up on the road

Head coach Jimbo Fisher stressed that the team will look to clean up some situational shortcomings from a 30-17 win over USF last Saturday in Tampa. One way the team will prepare for playing in Carter-Finley Stadium (the Seminoles' first true road environment) will be to have the quarterbacks whisper in practice in order to streamline nonverbal communication. Fisher added that the typical amount of pumping in noise over the practice fields will be part of team preparation.

Top stories/features

For more in-depth information, check out this week's top stories and features below:

Feature: Dameyune Craig sideline move a help

The Week 5 Warchant.com Report featuring Gene Williams, Jeff Cameron and D.C. Reeves

Tape breakdown: N.C. State offense, defense

Know your opponent: North Carolina State

Behind Enemy Lines: N.C. State

Warchant Man Cave Show - N.C. State Week

Quote of the week

"I want to beat him… He is still my friend, but obviously you still want to beat your friend when you get the opportunity."

Quarterback EJ Manuel on playing Mike Glennon

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