TALLAHASSEE - Don't expect to hear much anytime soon out of Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett or his linemen. After a lackluster start to the season, Trickett said he's keeping his players off limits to the media.
"I think we've been talking to the press and stuff too much that we're going to quit talking and start blocking," Trickett said. "That's our new motto - we're going to quit talking and start blocking. Me, too."
Entering the season, the offensive line was thought to be FSU's biggest strength. But the line has struggled at times, especially in opening holes for the running game.
Trickett cites missed assignments: "One guy here, one guy there. But we're going to get that straightened out, I promise you."
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UM: Schedule issue
CORAL GABLES - Miami may be closer to another Labor Day opener in 2010.
The Hurricanes' planned 2010 opener against Florida A&M on Sept. 4 will not occur as planned since that date conflicts with a Florida Marlins home game, according to baseball schedules released Tuesday.
The Marlins have no home game on Labor Day, Sept. 6. That means the Hurricanes could play in prime time that night, possibly against Florida State or Virginia Tech.
Miami isn't expected to decide about another Labor Day matchup for several months.
Miami visited FSU on Labor Day to open this season.
The Marlins will continue sharing Land Shark Stadium with the Miami Dolphins and the Hurricanes through 2011.
injury report: Miami will be without CB DeMarcus Van Dyke and S JoJo Nicholas against Georgia Tech on Thursday. Van Dyke has a concussion; Nicholas has an undisclosed illness. Converted WRSam Shields likely will make his first start at cornerback Thursday. WR Aldarius Johnson (groin) is a game-time decision.