The FSU football team sits at 2-5 and will be lucky to be eligible for a bowl game this season.
After entering the year ranked No. 3 in the country, the Seminoles have failed to win a game by more than a touchdown. Following a 35-3 dismantling at the hands of the Boston College Golden Eagles, Seminole Nation is left scrambling for answers.
If you ask senior linebacker Jacob Pugh, it comes down to a lack of leadership.
Speaking with Warchant, Pugh was very straightforward in addressing what he thought were the issues plaguing the program right now.
The biggest problem in the Florida State locker room? “Lack of leadership.”
To be fair, the Seminoles lost starting quarterback Deondre Francois in the opening game of the season against Alabama. It’s been a nose-dive ever since, and Pugh believes players aren’t focused on the task at hand.
“Everybody is just doing their own thing, pretty much. I just feel like everybody is worried about everything else. There are probably players worried about the draft or whatever so ain’t nobody really focused.”
Florida State could technically still qualify for a bowl game, but it will take a stretch of play that anybody is yet to see from them this year. Of the four games remaining on their schedule, only Delaware can be tentatively penciled in as a win for the Seminoles.
Games against the Syracuse Orange, Clemson Tigers and Florida Gators will gave Florida State all they can handle.
It appears highly likely that they’ll finish with their first losing season since 1976, when the went 5-6. The year before that, they went 3-8, fired head coach Darrell Mudra, and brought in Bobby Bowden to lead the program.
It’s been a long time since Florida State has looked this bad.