Another streak comes to an end for the Noles. For the first time since 1982, Florida State will open the football season unranked in the Associated Press poll. Miami is unranked also while the Gators are at #5. Both the Noles and Canes have not been unranked since 1977.
Seeing red? The Noles know that a major improvement this year is to score TDs when they get inside the twenty yard line or red zone. FSU in 2007 had 48 attempts within the red zone. Of those, the Noles scored 21 TDs for a 43.75% conversion rate. In addition, they scored 18 field goals for a 37.50% conversion rate. Jimbo Fisher knows that this year that the Noles have to finish drives.
Although Jimbo Fisher seemed generally pleased with the play of the offense in Saturday's scrimmage, Mickey Andrews was not with his defensive unit. The long time defensive coordinator indicated that the Noles cannot achieve their goals if the defense does not become more disciplined.