Joyner Talks About Big Motivator for Him and the Other Seminoles

Greensboro, NC---Perhaps it's a motivating factor for the Florida State players! I'm talking about the fact the media assembled at the ACC Media Days in Greensboro chose Clemson as the preseason favorite to not only win the Atlantic Division, but also the ACC title overall.

The FSU players noticed on hand in Greensboro certainly noticed that, and they've noticed that the Seminoles aren't getting that much national hype in these weeks leading into the start of fall practice, and that's just fine with them.

"No we love that and we thank the nation for thinking that." says senior defensive back LaMarcus Joyner. "Because if you look at the past two recruiting classes, we've been in the top five. And also we have set a standard at Florida State where we lose great players but we bring in another group that will fill those shoes. And also when everyone is with you, that leaves a smaller center for you to grow and climb up the ladder. Because when you're on top, all you can do is fall. So in addition to everyone being kind of against us and thinking we need another year that has made us become closer and created a closer brotherhood between us."

So it should be a motivated bunch of Seminoles gathering on August 5th, the day they must report. Practice begins on the 6th. And again if the weather's bad, they'll simply practice in that beautiful indoor facility!