Back in January when Florida State announced its 2013 opponents I wrote that the home schedule left something to be desired.
With the best two games on the slate coming on the road at Florida and Clemson and the toughest home game against Miami, the Seminoles have a fairly favorable schedule ahead of them as this season approaches.
2014 will be another story.
Florida State opens the season with a neutral site game against Oklahoma State in Cowboy Stadium. Unfortunately for the Seminoles that plays out as more of a homegame for the Cowboys than they'd probably like to admit.
It doesn't get any easier from there either.
Now, according to several reports, Florida State will also play host to Notre Dame during the 2014 season.
That means the Seminoles will start with OK State, host Florida, Clemson and Notre Dame and also travel to Miami and potentially Louisville during the course of the season. That could potentially be the toughest schedule in the entire country.
Without Notre Dame in the mix, the opener against Oklahoma State is a solid decision. It's early enough to shake off should the Seminoles drop the game, and it's also a good out of conference game against a bona fide opponent. But with both Notre Dame and Oklahoma State on the schedule and the obligation to play Florida at the end of the year, the Seminoles are going to really have a brutal route ahead of them.
The schedule is a great way to ensure you get national respect. But it's also a great way to potentially go 8-4.
Granted, a lot changes in two years. But as of right now it doesn't look like Florida State is going to make things easy for themselves come 2014.
For all the latest Florida State news and updates follow Patrik Nohe on Twitter...Follow @PatrikNohe_MH