August 31, 2012

Five things to watch in FSU's season opener

There may not be many intriguing matchups between No. 7 Florida State and
FCS opponent Murray State on Saturday. However, with this being the Seminoles' first game of the season, there will be plenty to watch on FSU's side of the
field. Here are five topics that should on every FSU fans mind this Saturday
night in Doak Campbell Stadium.

Check back on after Saturday's game for a full report,
analysis from the game, video, a photo gallery, interviews and more.

5. The battle at field cornerback

With so many players returning from last year's team, there were very few
starting positions up for grabs during August preseason practice. However, once
Greg Reid was dismissed from the team the job at field cornerback opened up.

It quickly became a two-player battle between sophomore Nick
Waisome and true freshman Ronald Darby. Despite Darby having
superior size and speed, and getting rave reviews from his coaches and
teammates, the ever-confident Waisome didn't back down and performed well in
practice. During Monday's Jimbo Fisher press conference, the sophomore from
Groveland, Fla. was named the starter. However, Fisher made it clear that
Darby, a former Rivals100 member, will see plenty of playing time in the
opener. As a result, it doesn't sound like Waisome has the job locked down just

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