That's the question we asked ChantRant contributors as the season gets so close you can almost smell the turf and feel the stadium rocking. Our leadoff guy to tackle the question of what he's hoping to see from the 2012 Noles is Scott, an FSU grad who voices one of our favorite podcasts, Friends Except Saturday.
What new and different are you hoping to see from the Noles this year?
1. O-Line - I think, like all Nole fans, I would really like to see zone blocking execution that Trickett was known for at WVU. Go back and look at the holes their RB's had to run through. I want to see that. I personally am tired of waiting for the great offensive line we were promised. And for that matter, with all the talent at RB, I want to see one player jump out as the go-to guy. I can't think of a go-to runner we have had since the Leon/Greg Jones era.
2. E.J. - It's time for him to be the consistent field general that his hype has promised. He has all the physical tools, he is plenty smart enough, and finally completed his first full spring after a full year as starter. There should be no reason that a 5-year senior gives any reason for people to call for his back up. But that is exactly what people are muttering after the spring game. I really believe that how EJ goes, this team goes. I want to see EJ make solid reads and just be close to as good as we know he can be. We shall see.
3. Incoming Talent - I think that the majority of the difference makers are at positions that are too deep for them to see solid playing time (Goldman, Edwards Jr, Casher, Eligwe, Northrup). So what I really want to see is the new talent on Offense. Number 1 being Mario Pender, who in my estimation is good enough to take a ton of reps away at RB.