Is Florida State back? This season is likely to provide the answer.
Jimbo Fisher, 31-10 in three seasons at Tallahassee, guided the team to the Atlantic Coast Conference title last season and a 31-10 mauling of Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl. There is no shortage of momentum after a 12-2 season, but the Seminoles lost 13 starters, including seven NFL draft picks on defense.
Now if Florida State can simply reload instead of rebuild, the answer is yes, this team is back.
It's an interesting schedule, beginning with a Monday night opener (Sept. 2) at Pittsburgh. There's a huge midseason trip to Clemson (Oct. 19) and a visit from Miami (Nov. 2). And don't forget the season-ending game at Florida (Nov. 30).
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