FSU Season Preview: The Seminole Offense

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Florida State is just just one week from its first game, and as ChopChat’s FSU Season Preview continues, we take a look at the 2014 Seminole offense. 

2013 was a record-breaking season for the Florida State Seminoles. Fans started the season with plenty of questions about what to expect from an offense that was replacing its senior QB with a redshirt freshman, but by the end of last season, FSU had more than answered those questions. No team in Florida State history has ever been as prolific offensively as FSU was last year. The Seminoles averaged over 51 points per game and did that while resting their starters in the second half in the majority of their 14 wins.

This year FSU returns quite a bit on offense, but a few key departures have left the Seminoles facing a number of new questions at the start of the season.

But, as Jimbo Fisher has said repeatedly during FSU’s camp, “every team has question marks [during] this time of the year.”

In all, FSU returns a Heisman-winning QB, five seniors (four of them starters from last year) on its offensive line, its leading receiver and its top tight end. However, the top two backs from last year (Devonta Freeman and James Wilder Jr.) plus two of the three receivers in its rotations (Kelvin Benjamin and Kenny Shaw) have all departed and FSU is trying to replace over 4,000 offensive yards and 46 touchdowns.

That’s a tall order for any team — even one as loaded as FSU.

In six days, fans will find out how the Seminoles plan to replace what they’ve lost on offense. Fall Camp has come and gone — the Seminoles broke camp on Saturday — and the battles at running back and wide receiver are all but over. Let’s take a look at the Seminoles’ 2014 offense.

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