Is this the year Florida State wins another ACC championship and gets back into the discussion for the national title?
|E.J. Manuel could nicely replace Christian Ponder at Florida State. (Getty Images)|
Every year I take a flyer on a team I think could surprise a lot of people. A year ago it was North Carolina, and if the Tar Heels had gotten everybody on the field (nine NFL draft choices) I might have been right. This year my wild-card team is Florida State. E.J. Manuel will fill in very nicely at quarterback for Christian Ponder. The backfield is deep. The defense is athletic. Did I mention that the Seminoles host Oklahoma on Sept. 17?