Fifteen years ago Corey Simon anchored a Florida State defensive line that was instrumental in winning the Noles second national title—a season that saw Simon record 21 tackles for loss. The amiable defensive tackle was never at a loss for words, though. And a few weeks ago, visiting Jimbo Fisher's summer camp along with his two young sons, and eager to talk about FSU's program, then and now.
And truly, the salient point is that FSU now has the support of its past. During the "dark days" we saw former players distancing themselves from the program and, in all fairness, rightfully so. But now, we're seeing the players reappear and re-integrated into the program in ways that only makes FSU stronger. With the backing of its history, FSU's future looks ever so bright.