March 4, 2009

Offensive line picking up where it left off

Prior to the start of the 2008 football season one media outlet tabbed Florida State's offensive line as the worst in the ACC. Considering that Rick Trickett's starting unit was the youngest in major college football - three true freshmen and two sophomores - the low expectations were hardly surprising.

Despite their inexperience, by season's end the Seminole offensive line could make a strong case for being the top unit in the conference. Thanks in large part to the surprising play of the line, the Seminoles finished the year ranked first in scoring offense, and second in total offense and rushing offense. That's a huge improvement from 2007 when FSU finished 8th, 4th and 8th, respectively, in the same three categories.

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