Former FSU quarterback has tough words for the Seminoles
Florida and Miami are less than 24 hours away from hitting the field inside Doak Campbell Stadium. This is rivalry week but it’s bigger than that for both teams. The Seminoles are trying to keep their hopes up in the pot and seize a four-game losing streak in the series as the Hurricanes look to finish off the 2021 season on a strong note. After a tough start, Miami won three games in a row and it looks like coach Mane Diaz will be back for another season.
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There has obviously been a lot of talk about these two teams over the past couple of days. Former Florida State quarterback Casey Weldon shared his thoughts on the current state of the ‘Noles’ during an appearance on a radio show in Jacksonville on Friday.
“There’s no talent,” Weldon said. “No one.” “I wouldn’t dare play behind that offensive line now. It’s always Jimmys and Joes, not Xs and Os. You have to recruit your ass. This rivalry, where it’s gone, it’s terrible.”
That’s some harsh criticism from Weldon, especially for the guy who went 1-3 against Miami during his career and 0-2 as a start. Regardless, you don’t need eyes to be able to tell that Florida isn’t as talented as it once was. This is the product of having three different coaches since 2017 and constantly being forced to sign transitional classes. The Seminoles are currently ranked 13th in the country while Miami slipped to 61st in the 2022 session.
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Florida State has lost four consecutive games to Miami dating back to 2017. The Seminoles have dropped the 2017 and 2018 games by five points but have been handled easily over the past two seasons. The Hurricanes won 27-10 in 2019 and 52-10 last season. UM leads the 35-30 series all the time.
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Head coach Mike Norville makes his first appearance in the historic rivalry with his side that desperately needed a win.
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