October 17, 2006

Insider Report: Freshmen Five on Defense

Everybody loves to see freshmen get playing time, but not when it's out of necessity. After the latest round of injuries to hit the Seminoles, there's a good chance that up to five freshmen will start on defense, and five more freshmen will be No. 2 on the defensive depth chart, in this Saturday's all-important ACC showdown against Boston College.

Last season, the offensive line that was decimated with injuries but this year every position on the defensive side of the football had been hit, and hit hard. After Saturday's game at Duke, where both linebacker Geno Hayes and defensive lineman Alex Boston, left the game because of an injury, six starters have now missed action because of some type of ailment.

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