College Football Preview: 25. Florida State Seminoles
Florida State Seminoles, Number Twenty Five, Key Loss: CB Patrick Robinson
It's like Peyton Manning leaving Indianapolis. Or Joe Paterno leaving Penn State. The Seminoles must say good bye to Bobby Bowden their long time coach. Unfortunately for the Seminoles Bowden wasn't the only key loss as Florida State lost cornerback Patrick Robinson and linebacker Dekoda Watson. Luckily they return quarterback Christian Ponder and running back Lonnie Pryor. The offensive line will help both Ponder and Pryor as the Seminoles return All ACC Selection guard Rodney Hudson. They also return Andrew Datko, Ryan McMahon, David Spurlock and Zebrie Sanders. On defense, the loss of Dekoda Watson and Robinson does sting but Kendall Smith or one of the other returning linebckers should replace Watson as the big playmaker in the middle. Same goes for Ochuko Jenije in the secondary hoping to replace Patrick Robinson as the playmaker.
Heisman Hoepful: Christian Ponder
Other Notable Players: Rodney Hudson
Key Games: Sept. 11 vs. Oklahoma Quick Pick: Landry Jones goes up against Ponder but Jones has more options giving the Sooners the win.Oklahoma wins.
Nov. 27 vs. Florida Quick Pick: Always a good game and should be even better with both teams suffering losses. John Brantley has a big game and Florida wins.