NoleNation links: Freshmen confident

David Hale: On one hand, you cannot blame a freshman like cornerback Ronald Darby for thinking he's got things down; on the other, a teammate remembers feeling the same way and then falling short.

Hale: Florida State has plenty of depth at quarterback should starter EJ Manuel fall injured as he did last year.

Corey Dowlar:Insider FSU commit Marquez White, whose family holds Alabama close to its collective heart, takes his parents to Tallahassee -- where they had more to say than did the coaches.

Dowlar:Insider Junior college offensive tackle Adam Duckett is on FSU's radar.

Hale:Insider Linebacker Telvin Smith, is replacing cousin Greg Reid as the Seminoles defense's vocal leader.