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Bud Elliott

  • joined Jul 22, 2008
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National Recruiting Analyst for SB Nation
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Chief of Tomahawk Nation: Nole-Holds-Barred Analysis of FSU Sports!

Graduated from Florida State in '07 and 'Bama Law in '10.

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Oklahoma State DC Glenn Spencer on Jameis Winston

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Spencer already is stressed about dealing with Winston. "That's no fun when you look at a ton of film all summer and you're not getting any answers," Spencer said Wednesday. Spencer said Winston has Andrew Luck's size, Robert Griffin III's ability to escape the rush and Colt McCoy's leadership skills. "He has all the talent in the world," Spencer said. "He's so big. He doesn't get shook. He can take a hit in the backfield. He's not running around trying to avoid. He doesn't make bad decisions."

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FSU football preseason opponent preview: Miami

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Miami has a lot of talent at different positions, but it has major questions at quarterback and defensive line.

Nine Seminoles make preseason All-ACC

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What do you think of guys like Jalen Ramsey, Eddie Goldman and Josue Matias not making it?

Even recruits get in trouble at UGA in offseason

According to a report by the AJC, an arrest warrant has been issued for Darnell Salomon, a junior receiver recruit from South Florida for a burglary on Georgia's campus.

FSU preseason football preview: Oklahoma State

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Oklahoma State faces off against Florida State come August 30 in Dallas.

Florida State scholarship roster by eligibility

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A chart of Florida State football players on scholarship, grouped by the year in which they're scheduled to finish their eligibility.

5-star pass rusher committing July 30

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FSU's 2016 defensive end situation is just so loaded.

Have you given a child, animal or boat an FSU-related name?

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If so, what is it? What have you named after legendary Seminole or icon? Let us know in the comment section.

More on FSU landing elite OL recruit

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FSU landed an offensive tackle with elite athleticism relative to his size.

Florida State adds 4-star OL

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I was told Monday that FSU would soon land OL Abdul Bello, and on Tuesday, it happened. I have linked his scouting report, and h/t to @ryanbartow for confirming Bello went through with the plan to commit. Full story later Tuesday after I get off this airplane.

FSU offensive line sets Seminoles apart in ACC

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Florida State has a lot of great players, but it's the offensive line that opposing players and coaches say sets the Seminoles apart in the ACC.

Florida State football podcast: ACC media day

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Ingram Smith and Bud Elliott are back in the swing of things and they podcast from ACC media days.

Did 4-star WR commit to FSU?

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Long-time Seminoles commitment Derwin James posted the above picture on Instagram. We're working to confirm the news, and there is reason for skepticism on this one. Update: Tate said on instagram that he has not committed anywhere, yet.

4-star TE recruit plans to visit FSU

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We wondered last week which tight end FSU would pursue, after sources indicated the program wants two tight ends. Looks like Clarington could be the guy. I actually prefer him at defensive end.

Full recap of Jimbo Fisher at ACC media days

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Jimbo Fisher spoke to three groups at ACC media days, and the Florida State coach had a lot to say. Here is our full recap, with two videos.

What we learned about Jameis at ACC media days

Jameis Winston said a lot at the ACC Kickoff on Sunday. Here are Bud Elliott's takeaways.

Jameis Winston, P.J. Williams at ACC Media Days

Jameis Winston and P.J. Williams at ACC Media Days.

Huge commitment for FSU

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D.J. Jones, one of the most important targets for the Florida State Seminoles, has committed to Florida State after his official visit this weekend. Jones is a 6'2, 310-pound JUCO DT, and given that FSU's projected defensive tackle situation could be quite iffy entering 2015, Jones could easily put three. I'm covering ACC Media Days, and will have more on this later in the week.

Our All-ACC ballots and division picks

Who should be on the All-ACC team, and which teams will win each division? Bud Elliott and Mark Ennis give their picks.

FSU recruiting podcast: Recapping Jimbo Fisher Camp

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Click to play, or right click "save as" to download. Any questions? Please ask in the comment section. Note: We didn't discuss any 2017 or younger prospects, but FSU did land a commit from one Friday afternoon.

Another excellent 2017 commit

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Chris Nee of Noles247 told me that this kid's dad played for FSU with Odell Haggins. He'll be a DT. Good length. Had a good camp. This seems like a very good take of a player from the Gainesville area.

Friday FSU camp recap video

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A quick minute with Jim Henry of the Tallahassee Democrat. More to come tonight.

Final session: Live updates

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Jimbo Fisher Camp final session live updates

4-star FSU commit unsure if he'll visit Ohio State

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The four-star linebacker recruit sounded less interested in Ohio State than I expected.

Big news on star OL Cole Minshew

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Florida State fans will be happy with the news on offensive line commitment Cole Minshew

5-star QB impressed by FSU

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Malik Henry is a dual-sport superstar QB recruit for the class of 2016 and has been paying close attention to Jameis Winston. He even plays the same positions.

FSU recruiting camp Thursday offense recap

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A recap of what happened on the offensive side of the ball Thursday at Florida State's recruiting camp.

New commit for FSU

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Matthews is a 2017 player, so ... There is a long way until he signs.

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