Greene, Erving, Seminoles prepped for title defense
The goal for the Florida State 2014 season, is the same as last year, win a national championship.
"Our objective is to play great football," said head coach Jimbo Fisher. "Guys still want to win, you don't want to walk off that stage."
Most analysts would say it's hard to repeat, simply for the fact that teams lose their sense of motivation. Heisman winner Jameis Winston says that is not the case with this year's squad.
"We are playing with a purpose," Winston said. "Whether its home, or up here, financial reasons. We are playing with a purpose and as long as we play with a purpose everyone will have a chip on their shoulders."
Thanks to the play of two South Georgians, Rashad Greene and Cameron Erving, Florida State was able to add its third national championship trophy to its case. In fact, the duo played so well, they could have been selected in the NFL draft. Instead both decided to come back for their senior campaigns.
"I'm not in a rush to go after something is going to be there," Greene said. "At the same time, I feel like I can get better ... I can increase my stock."
"Just to go back and forth with it and I wasn't too sure so I didn't want to make a decision at the end of the day that I wasn't going to be pleased with myself," Erving said.
Greene was Winston's top targeted player last year. Erving is the blind side protection for the Heisman winner. Despite their on the field production, Fisher says he relies on the duo for much more.
"How they effect the guys off the field and their leadership and just the kind of people they are," Fisher said. "When you keep great people in your organization, you're extremely happy as a coach."
Early 2015 draft projections have Erving selected in the middle of the first round and Greene slotted no later than Day 2.