November 13, 2007

ASI Insider Report: More changes on the OL

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Changes to starting OL...again (By Gene Williams,

For only the third time this season, Florida State's offensive line did not surrender a sack against Virginia Tech. That's an impressive statistic given that the Hokies boast one of the nation's top defenses but statistics can be deceiving.

While the official sack count was zero, Bud Foster's defense forced 16 quarterback hurries in the game. Considering FSU threw the football 33 times, nearly half of those attempts were rushed thanks to a Virginia Tech defender. A lot of those hurries came from preseason All-American defensive end Chris Ellis.

"They had one end (Ellis) that was really causing us most of the problems," offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher said. "They had a couple twists inside where a couple guys got loose but a majority of the time it was mainly one defensive end, No. 49, Ellis was doing a lot of the pressuring but they had some pressure inside on two or three other occasions."

Senior tackle David Overmyer had the misfortune of matching up with Virginia Tech's top defender for most of the game.

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