Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Factiously Random and Fictionally Meaningless Thoughts


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1.    Summing up last night’s game against Miami and that final play …. DAMMIT!!!!!!!! (Editor’s note: other  numerous and sundry expletives have been deleted for the sake of our younger reader’s eyes)

2.    On the bright side Part I, FSU’s Cowgirls are faaaaaaaaaaaaaar better than those green and gold sparkle girls of Miami. So take that ‘Canes!!!

3.    On the bright side Part II, at least FSU’s defense held Travis Benjamin to less than 274 total yards this time.

4.    On the bright side Part III, at least an ACC team finally beat another BCS team this weekend.

5.    Lee Corso on ESPN’s Gameday last Saturday said in response to Kirk Herbstreit’s pick of Miami over Florida State, “Mickey Andrews said this is the fastest defense he’s ever had.” All the better to be able to chase down wide open Miami receivers from behind. That’s an “on the bright side” Part IV by the way.

6.    On the bright side Part V, Greg Reid. Enough said right there.

7.    On the bright side Part IV, that trick play worked reeeeeeeal well. You know the one, where we throw to the tight end. Miami never saw it coming. Neither did the majority of FSU fans.

8.    Memo to ESPN: If you were going to show prior to the game kicking off all those Wide Rights and Wide Left or the missed two point conversion in 1987 or other various FSU disappointments in playing the Hurricanes do you think it would too much trouble to show The Miami Muff please?

9.    Key stat coming into last night’s game against Miami; in 16 of the last 18 games of the series the team that scored first won the game. Make that 17 of the last 19. Man, if there was only a way to place a bet after the first team scores in this series, we all could make a killing.

10.    Chris Fowler also on Gameday, “It’s always a safe pick to go with the SEC over the ACC.” Or apparently the CAA for that matter. At least the ACC can beat a Pac 10 team right?

Bonus Factiously Random and Fictionally Meaningless Thoughts

11.    Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen adjusted his team’s travel schedule before the Cal game arriving in Berkley on Thursday two days before the game to help his team adjust to the time change and the 10 PM PDT start. Based on the results I’m not sure even arriving ten days before the game would have helped.

12.    The key Virginia Tech stat going into their game with Alabama; 0-20 away versus top five teams, 1-11 versus Alabama.

13.    Urban Meyer must be EXTREMELY disappointed with his offense from last Saturday. It took them FOUR WHOLE PLAYS before scoring on Charleston Southern otherwise known as Our Sisters of the Perpetually Trampled. Couldn’t even beat the line of 73 points.

14.    The only explanation I can think of with regard to the Syracuse center snapping the ball over the head of Greg Paulus on Paulus’ very first play as a college QB was that the center knew Paulus played basketball at Duke but got confused and thought the play called was an alley oop to the goal post.

15.    Had I known that South Carolina’s touchdown, the only TD of the game, would be the game winner I could have saved three hours of sitting around like a useless lump and appeased Mrs. BFT doing some of the voluminous chores around the house she wanted done. On second thought, lying around like a lump was the better choice.


8 Responses to “Factiously Random and Fictionally Meaningless Thoughts”
  1. Luvunoles says:

    #5 Part IV Mickey Andrews was correct when he stated that his defense was fast. Unfortunately, fast alone just doesn’t cut it! It took more than one FSU defensive player to make the tackle over and over again. I’m not just talking about missed tackles! There were more than enough of those! How about the times that one of our defense would hop up on the back of a Miami player and lock on his legs around the moving body until two other Seminoles arrived to bring the Miami player down? Where’s the beef? Where’s the upper body strength? All of those hours with strength training for the look?

    • ensoniqmanNo Gravatar says:

      Same story: the ‘Noles just refuse to watch the clock in the last 1:30 minute of the fourth quarter….they always do. This has been their routine ever since Mark Richt left as Offensive Coordinator coach. I can’t say that I am suprised; and I am a big FSU fan. They should have had that game (story of their life).

  2. It’s been longer than just when Mark left. Time mgmt for FSU has been an issue for a long time all the way back to the Orange Bowl games against Oklahoma in the 80′s.

    • DKfromVANo Gravatar says:

      I honestly wasn’t that upset about the clock management in the final minute. Jimbo made Miami either use their last TO or take a 5 yard penalty by substituting the guys in, and then got us three shots at what would’ve been a walk-off TD from inside the 5. He didn’t want to put the atrocious defense out on the field again, and I can’t blame him. This loss was the fault of the ineptitude of the defense and its coaching staff, and no one should ever forget that.

      • NoleCCNo Gravatar says:

        The defense was bad, yes. I’m hoping they can correct some of the problems in the secondary, because the CBs are fast, but they mentally broke down at times. The D-Line continues to pose the biggest problem I think.

        It’s probably not as bad as we think. Opening with a cupcake or two would’ve helped the D immensely I think.

  3. Bill From TampaNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not sure there is much that can be done to help the defense. Undersized DL who didn’t appear as fast as Mickey said they were and a secondary that looked lost Monday night.

    • DKfromVANo Gravatar says:

      Yeah, the DL is tiny and will get torn up all year. I’d really like to see a youth movement on D. It allows us to build and get the young guys meaningful reps, and I don’t think it will adversely affect chances to win. I mean, really, how much worse can it get?

  4. ensoniqmanNo Gravatar says:

    No question the D let up the last drive by Miami; thus ending up in a TD for them. The camera shots on Mickey’s face were that of disbelief. Complacency is all I can say…..they got sloppy in the last few minutes.