Miami/FSU game preview part 1

We are a little more than 24 hours before the Miami, FSU game.  FSU is a 10 point favorite as of this morning.   Which I think is way too high for this game.  This game is usually decided by 7 points or less. Last year does not count because Shannon did not prepare Miami to play FSU.  Does anyone really know why he is on the ESPN show “Experts”? Most the people on that show are coaches that were losers and or were fired.

Both FSU and Miami have had their ups and down this year.  FSU has not beaten a quality team all year.  They were overrated again this year in the preseason polls.  For some reason the media still have a love fest for Bobby Bowden and FSU, even after he was fired.  FSU has out recruited Miami for the last 4 years.  They have better players, and there incoming freshman have made a major impact.  Nick O’Leary is having a great freshmen season and is the starter.  Miami really could have used him this year. To be honest he would have gone to UGA if he turned down FSU.  He was one of many south Florida high school players that were allowed to escape from Miami.  Thank you again, Randy; you *&&^^%%$. The real question, are they a better team?

I think there main weakness is E.J. Manuel.  I watch him play in person at the ACC Title game, and he did not look very good.  I still don’t think he is a big game quarterback.  On the other Jacory has become the player Miami were hoping for.  If Jacory is on, Miami has a great chance of winning this game. If E.J. torches the Miami defense, the over/under could be 80.  Miami has to play a perfect game on defense.  With Ray-Ray suspended for at least the FSU game. It’s going to force Golden to put Nicolas at safety.  The cornerbacks have been getting burned all season against the pass.  There are only three games left. If the corners are not improved by now, look for Miami to start two freshmen next year.

Everyone has been talking about the missed 4 field goals for FSU that cost them the games.  There really is no advantage in the kicking or most of the other part of the special teams. Except for Benjamin; who is due to have a KO on a punt return this season.  Hopefully it will be on Saturday.

I am will not predict a score until tomorrow morning; I still need more time to think about this game.

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