As if Alabama needed any more money, they got it. What does this mean for Florida State? It means that Florida State, and everyone else for that matter, is going to become but a tiny little image in Alabama's rear view mirror. Capturing a media deal like the Alabama's is what will mean the difference between good and great... or great and elite, for that matter.
Now, before we delve into some of the many financial issues facing Florida State athletics, I will preface everything below by saying this: Florida State will be ok. Why is that? Because, even without the type of money that Alabama or Florida has, Florida State just won a national championship. And they did so while making it look easy The reason it looked so easy is because Florida State sits within one of the most fertile recruiting territories. So, while Florida State may not always have the money, they should always have the caliber of players needed to compete at an elite level, year in, year out.