Seminoles show they have national title ability

Monday night's Orange Bowl epic was all about the Noles and the Canes defensive prowess, writes Craig James.

Originally Published: September 5, 2006
By Craig James | ESPN Insider
How 'bout we start with a loud standing ovation for Florida State and Miami. Raise your hand if you feel like you watched two of the best defensive performances in a long time.

Doug Benc/Getty ImagesBoth Florida State's and Miami's defenses were there at every turn in Monday night's 13-10 Seminoles win.
It seemed like both offenses were playing uphill. The speed on the field was amazing for both teams. I kept trying to think of what I'd call if I were the offensive coordinator. And about the only thing I came up with was designed for a player who wasn't on the field.

Former Longhorn Vince Young is the only college player I've seen who could've done anything against those two defenses. For the rest of this season we'll be comparing everybody's defense to FSU's and Miami's.


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