#1 Who takes over at right tackle?
by Lilburn Nole
It looks like what was the easiest answer coming into spring may be the right answer. Bobby Hart, who started the last 9 games in 2011 at tackle for the Noles, stepped up and took the RT position from start to finish this spring. Hart struggled in 2012 after not taking advantage of his opportunity last year and being a little lackadaisical in his preparation and in the weight room. The work this offseason showed that he had a renewed since of purpose and was busting it in the weight room to get better. It seems like this was the case as Hart made what could have been a messy situation in moving players around into a seamless one. Rick Trickett likes to crosstrain his players at different positions in case of injuries, etc., so Bryan Stork and others also saw time at right tackle, but Hart heads into the fall as the number one guy on the right side of the line.
If Hart is able to hang on to that position for Florida State it is big news in that it solidifies the four returning starters in their familiar positions. Cameron Erving (LT), Tre Jackson (RT), and Bryan Stork (C): all were 2nd Team All-ACC last year, and Josue Matias had an excellent season as well. If Hart is able to live up to his high billing that he had out of high school in his Junior season, it could mean Florida State having one of the better offensive lines in the country.