Florida State will finally see a change of the guard after last year’s disappointing season Jimbo Fisher is out. Unfortunate for him that injuries cost him his job, but he will do just fine at Texas A&M. For Willie Taggart, the new leader of the Seminoles, he takes over a very deep talented roster that is a poised for a comeback season this year. If Deandre Francois can play like his freshmen self, these guys will be fighting for a ticket to a BCS game. Playing in the soft ACC will also help and the road to a nine or 10 win season is not out of the question at all.
With Jimbo Fisher’s tenure coming to an end, Willie Taggart will be taking over a talented bunch. The 7-6 record from a season ago could be attributed to many different things, but injuries would be the center point of them. With Deandre Francois looking to return healthy and re-claim his starting spot at quarterback, FSU will have a shot at flirting with a 10 win season. The Virginia Tech opener will be a fun one, and the winner of that game will probably reach 10 wins. The week five to week nine stretch will determine the Seminoles fate with games against Louisville, Miami, Wake Forest, and Clemson. If they get three of the four there, that would be the alternative path to 10 wins assuming they drop the VA Tech game. The weak ACC should allow Willie Taggart to easily reach nine wins, however, and FSU will be right back in the rankings where they belong.
Record: Wins 9, Losses 3
Week 1: Florida State 20, Virginia Tech 31 (L)
Week 2: Florida State 41, Samford 10 (W)
Week 3: Florida State 38, Syracuse 16 (W)
Week 4: Florida State 49, Northern Illinois 21 (W)
Week 5: Florida State 28, Louisville 17 (W)
Week 6: Florida State 20, Miami Fl 27 (L)
Week 7: Bye
Week 8: Florida State 31, Wake Forest 21 (W)
Week 9: Florida State 24, Clemson 41 (L)
Week 10: Florida State 28, NC State 27 (W)
Week 11: Florida State 20, Notre Dame 17 (W)
Week 12: Florida State 38, Boston College 28 (W)
Week 13: Florida State 21, Florida 13 (W)