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Behind Enemy Lines: Florida State

By Sam Jessee | October 03
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It's one of the most breathtaking and ominous sounds in sports.

The drum beats start, and the sound of 80,000 war chanting Seminole fans echoes through Doak Cambell Stadium.

Those formidable chants have been the soundtrack to three national titles, fifteen ACC titles, hundreds of wins, and one of the most powerful football programs in the nation over the past 35 years.

But after a spell of mediocrity and, at times, pure agony, head coach Mike Norvell has awoken one of the sports giants and has the 'Noles on the precipice of another national title contending season. After an 8-16 record in his first two seasons, Norvell has recruited and developed his way to a top 5 team with a Heisman caliber quarterback that already has wins against two sets of Tigers, LSU and Clemson.

Lifelong fan and reporter Jesse Coger of Plant The Spear joins Sam Jessee to talk about a program steeped in tradition and history while also previewing the game against the Hokies, which has suddenly turned into a much more interesting matchup than people thought just last week.