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Podcast Episode 054: Doing the Tomahawk Chop with a Florida State preview

Coley Harvey of The Orlando Sentinel talks Florida State and the ACC

Is Florida State heading in the right direction and poised for the top of the ACC? Getty Images.

We kick off the 2011 College Football Preview in the ACC and a discussion on the team that could be the one to beat in 2011. Florida State used to be the only team that mattered in the ACC but either the rest of the conference caught up or the Seminoles lost something in the program toward the end of Bobby Bowden’s career. Now, a year after falling short against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game Jimbo Fisher’s program enters the season with high expectations and growing optimism surrounding them.

So will the Noles peak a year earlier than many expect them to? I have said before that I feel that Florida State is going to be in the BCS championship discussion as early as 2012 so I am eager to see if the building process continues this season.

To take a look at Florida State with me today I am joined by Coley Harvey of The Orlando Sentinel and South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Harvey covers Florida State athletics and was kind enough to step away from the college baseball diamond to talk some football with me.

In addition to a couple of Florida State topics we also touch on former Seminoles coach Bowden’s recent statements about how it is impossible to run a clean college football program. Was he shooting straight from the hip with an instant response or is there reason to be concerned about his past as a head coach at Florida State?

What about the rest of the ACC? Is Clemson going to make some legitimate noise and can Al Golden get Miami to the point of being a top team in the conference and meet the expectactions placed on them when leaving the Big East and joining the ACC? We discuss these questions in brief.

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About the Author

Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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