PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Place kicker Roberto Aguayo #19 of the Florida State Seminoles kicks the ball off to the Oregon Ducks to start the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Florida State lost to Notre Dame on Saturday night, as the Seminoles were blown out by the Fighting Irish, 42-13, to fall to 4-6 on the season.It’s been a brutal first year in Tallahassee for head coach Willie Taggart, who has made some changes with his coaching responsibilities late in the season, switching up the play-calling duties.Florida State has two games remaining on its regular season schedule.Those two games:vs. Boston Collegevs. FloridaThere’s a decent chance that Florida State loses both of those games, finishes 4-8 and misses a bowl game for the first time in 36 years.That would not be good.Theres a good chance Miami and Florida State lose out and neither goes to a bowl.— Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) November 11, 2018Welp.Florida State and Boston College are set to kick off in Tallahassee next weekend. A game time and TV channel will be set later.
SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 28: Durham Smythe #80 and Cole Kmet #84 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Notre Dame Stadium on October 28, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)When Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet went down with a broken collarbone several weeks ago, it was reasonable to think he’d be gone for a month at least. But apparently Kmet is made of much tougher stuff than we thought.Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Kelly revealed that Kmet is already back to catching footballs. Kmet broke his collarbone earlier this month, and as One Foot Down noted, it usually takes 6-8 weeks to heal.Whether or not Kmet is actually game ready though remains to be seen.Kmet is in line to start at tight end, replacing Alize Mack, who’s off to the NFL this fall. Last season Kmet had 15 receptions for 162 yards in nine games played. Brian Kelly says Michael Young underwent surgery to repair his broken collarbone.Kelly: “How long does it take for a bone to heal?”Reporter: “I don’t know.”Kelly: “I don’t know either.”Adds Cole Kmet is catching footballs already.— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) August 21, 2019Nevertheless, Kelly does intend to utilize two tight end sets a little more often this coming year.Kelly says that while Cole Kmet is out there will still be some 2-TE sets, but they will be more situational.— Sean Stires (@SeanWSBT) August 21, 2019While Cole Kmet gets to game fitness, redshirt freshmen Tommy Tremble and George Takacs will presumably be utilized more.The Irish have dealt with plenty of injuries this summer, but Kmet’s is among the more impactful.If he can get back on the field in time for their game against Georgia, maybe Notre Dame has a chance to make some serious noise this year.