Evaluating Florida State's season

How would you evaluate Florida State's season? I tried to answer that question in an Orange Bowl preview story today:

There are two ways you could look at this season for Florida State:

The Seminoles began their journey back to the top of college football.


The Seminoles blew their best chance in years to actually be a national title contender, something that might be on hold for a little while as they go through major changes headed into 2013.

That is a pretty black-and-white assessment of an entire season's worth of games. But with any situation, there is room for gray. So perhaps the most accurate picture is that this season was about a little of both, an interesting juxtaposition for a program that last played for a national title at the end of the 2000 season.

To read the rest of my story, click here.