Six months after Kevin Haplea's career was turned upside down by NCAA sanctions against Penn State, the depth of all the changes has yet to sink in as he settles into the Florida State Seminoles program.
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.
Every year, Duke and North Carolina draw attention during the ACC preseason. Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton says he will draw motivation when it happens again while his Seminoles prepare to defend their conference title.