Tape It Up: Florida State: Smith Knocked Cold

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Florida State: Smith Knocked Cold

Florida State tailback Antone Smith gave Seminole fans another reason to groan on Saturday when he left the game early in the third quarter with a concussion. The junior, who is supposed to be the lynchpin of the new-and-improved FSU offense, will practice this week but has not been cleared for contact. Head coach Bobby Bowden said that the 5-foot-9, 188-pound back was knocked out cold in the 34-24 victory over UAB, and his status is unclear for the coming week, when the team travels to Colorado.


Another year, another disappointment. It was nice to see Antone break a few runs (and when I say "break" I mean, penetrate that pesky line of scrimmage), but it's safe to say that if he's hurt, the Noles CANNOT win.

Why does Jimbo have the offense in the shotgun? Why is he trying to run the ball off-tackle? It seems the safe thing to do--the easiest thing for this young O-line--is line up in the 'I' formation, and run between the tackles. It actually looked successful many times in the first two games. We're running this spread offense with inexperienced linemen, and our top two wide-outs, Greg Carr and DeCody Fagg, can't seem to catch a single ball thrown their way.

Now Antone might be hurt. I'll take the line on this game at Colorado.

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