After a disappointing and disgruntled 7-6 season, Florida State fans saw a national championship coach (Jimbo Fisher) walk out the door and become a $75 million man at Texas A&M.

They have watched while Clemson and Dabo Swinney, their ACC Atlantic rivals, have built a national juggernaut that has been in the College Football Playoffs for three straight seasons.

So why are Florida State fans smiling?

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