Why Peter Warrick’s number should be retired at 2018 opener

FSU great Peter Warrick will have his number retired this season and we make the case why it should happen against Virginia Tech.

At last, Peter Warrick will have the honor of having his number retired and officially make him one of the all time greats at FSU football.

The announcement came down after Friday’s practice with Warrick in attendance. The ceremony will be at some point in the 2018 season, but no definitive date has been shared by the FSU administration at this time.

However, I believe the perfect time to have the retirement ceremony will be the 2018 opener against Virginia Tech.

We’re not the only ones that want this to happen either.

Why you might ask? Well, there’s a number of reasons:

  • Peter Warrick destroyed them in his final FSU game to bring the Noles its second national title.
  • The opener against Virginia Tech will have electric atmosphere with the Taggart era officially getting underway.
  • It would be another way to perturb Virginia Tech fans who always whine about FSU’s bowl streak.

The opener will come with lots of fanfare as it will be the final game of opening week in primetime with both teams likely being ranked in the preseason.

Doak Campbell Stadium will be sold out and I’m sure lots former Noles will be in attendance too. What better way to start the season than to honor a Nole great and get the Willie Taggart era underway in winning fashion against a quality conference opponent?

The only other games I’d consider were Clemson or Florida as the rest of the home slate is rather bare.

However, both games take place late in the season and there’s no guarantee we’ll get the same atmosphere as opening night.

I think it’s best to honor Warrick in that first game against Virginia Tech since it’s guaranteed to be one of the best atmosphere’s one could want.