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Preview: 2008 Florida State Seminoles

The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: May 23, 2013 at 09:44 AM

The end is getting close for Florida State coach Bobby Bowden. That we know. What we don't know is whether Bowden has enough time left on the sideline to return the Seminoles to the top of the polls, a place they once called home. After back-to-back 7-6 seasons, FSU has a long way to go to rejoin college football's elite. Here's a closer look at FSU entering the 2008 season:

Q&A WITH FSU COACH BOBBY BOWDEN

What is your initial take on this year's team?

I think we are going to see improvement out of everybody. We are still a team of potential, a team that still hasn't done it yet. But I do see potential out there. I really feel like we've made some good strides.

How much impact can the first-year players have?

We are bringing in a pretty good freshman class. They assistant coaches went out and recruited the kind of guys who are going to come in and I think can get us back. They are going to play. We need one more solid class, I think, to get us back to where we were, but I think this group of freshmen will be able to contribute more than any we've had in quite a while.

What is the top priority entering fall camp?

The offensive line is something we're working on. Without protection, all the quarterbacks look the same. We need some depth up on the offensive line. Hopefully some of these freshmen can come in and play.

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