Jimbo Fisher will attest that the state of his program is as strong as ever, but as FSU prepares to build off its best season in years, Fisher's new culture will get tested.
NoleNation caught up with former Florida State Seminoles quarterback EJ Manuel last week to talk about the process of preparing for the NFL and more.
Jimbo Fisher expected some coaching attrition after an Orange Bowl-winning season. But seven new assistants have the Florida State fanbase wondering how 2013 will go.
For Josue Matias and the other freshmen offensive linemen, last year's bowl game against Notre Dame was a trial by fire. But it helped forge a unit that will be a strength for FSU in the future.
For Florida State players and coaches who've worked to reach a BCS bowl, their enthusiasm is understandable. For fans and the college football world at large, however, this Orange Bowl has been met with a collective groan.
Florida State still has an ACC championship and a bowl to play for, but that didn't stop Jimbo Fisher from fielding questions on the state of coaching in college football.
After several years of planning and negotiation, Florida State will finally break ground on an indoor practice facility that will put the Seminoles among the nation's elite.
Chris Thompson and Bjoern Werner lead NoleNation's midseason awards.