The Florida State Seminoles are pinning their hopes for a solid running game on one halfback. This is a big change from recent history.
As of last season, the backfield was split between Antone Smith and Lorenzo Booker. In the previous season, the Noles relied on Booker and Washington. In 2007, it will be all about Mr. Smith.
One of the biggest obstacles for Smith will be to stay healthy on the grid-iron. In addition, he will also be called upon to fill the leadership void left by Lorenzo Booker.
"I learned a lot, a lot of people didn't know, Lorenzo was a very big leadership guy, he'd tell us like, those guys are coming out of the ends, shooting up field, just look for the cut back," says Smith.