A problem that the Seminoles face on the hardwood is the same issue many ACC teams face on the grid-iron. Sure it's important to improve and bring in talent, but it's tough when you go up against the nation's best teams every year.
How fair of an excuse is that? Well, that's up for debate.... After all even Wake Forest won on the gridiron last year while both the Noles and Canes struggled.
So anything can happen, it's just a shame Al Thornton won't be there to lead the way.
Toney Douglas laments, "Everybody realizes that Al was a big part of our team, he took us a long way in the ACC Tournament and the regular season so everyone's going to have to take their game to another level."