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FSU's Jacobbi McDaniel Talks Redshirt

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"If the team needs me I'll come back," said McDaniel. "But if they don't, there's no sense in coming back [too soon], you know that's something I have learned over my years here is being a disciplined person and player. So if they need me I'll come back, but if not I'll just redshirt and take that year to get strong, get better. "But if they need me I won't hesitate." ... "I'm just going to do everything right," said McDaniel. "It's Florida State man, there's always going to be other people coming in competing and if you know me I love to compete. The only thing holding me back was the injury, I'm going to do what I've got to do and just keep on going."

Vic Viloria, The Man Behind FSU Strength and Conditioning

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"Having a receiver squat 5,000 times at 5,000 pounds over and over probably wasn't the best thing for him. But we did it anyway because 'that was football,'" Viloria said somewhat sarcastically. "But the research has been done, the data is there. Coach Fisher has allowed us to use the information and allowed us to do more research in training our players." Viloria is very quick to credit Fisher with creating the kind of environment that has allowed him and his staff more flexibility in training players. It all starts with getting away from some of the more conventional ideas associated with weightlifting. "The big infatuation with the number on the bar, on the weights," said Violoria. "That has lead to a lot injuries in high school and college and the NFL, because our athletes today want to bench press 500 pounds, want to squat 500 pounds, or they want to clean a ton amount of weight."
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Ongoing/Off-Topic Discussion Thread #85

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Ongoing/Off-Topic Discussion Thread #84

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2nd Annual Tomahawk Nation Members Map And Survey Results

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2nd Annual Tomahawk Nation Members Map And Survey Results

VIDEO: Fishing with Christian Ponder

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The Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is set to begin his second season in the National Football League. Even though camp doesn't start until Thursday, the sophomore signal-caller has been working all off-season to prepare for this year. Not only has Ponder been working with his coaches, but he has also been building his bonds with his teammates. Ponder has spent nearly the entire summer here in Minnesota, showing his fellow Vikings he's got their back.

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Ongoing/Off-Topic Discussion Thread #83

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Yahoo does it again. Al Golden's staff used booster's associate in potential recruiting violations at Miami

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Less than one week after the University of Miami hired Al Golden as coach, members of Golden's coaching staff began using Sean "Pee Wee" Allen – a then-equipment manager and onetime right-hand man of convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro – to circumvent NCAA rules in the recruiting of multiple Miami-area players, Yahoo! Sports has learned. Yahoo! Sports continues to drill holes in UM's lifeboat.
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A Pictorial History Of FSU's Doak Campbell Stadium Throughout The Years

A Pictorial History Of FSU's Doak Campbell Stadium Throughout The Years

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Ongoing/Off-Topic Discussion Thread #82

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Life After Football with Mickey and Diane Andrews

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Life After Football with Mickey and Diane Andrews

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Ongoing/Off-Topic Discussion Thread #81

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Congrat's to David Castillo for graduating from FSU's Medical School

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Congrat's to David Castillo for graduating from FSU's Medical School

Chiefs feel Rodney Hudson ready to step up at center

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Yet, the Chiefs are convinced that Hudson can step into the shoes of Wiegmann, who not only blocked, pulled and trapped in the trenches, but made the line calls for his teammates. "That’s part of this offseason program, that’s our job to coach him to recognize the fronts, make the IDs, and then to be able to block the correct guy and do it at an efficient level," coach Romeo Crennel said during last week’s minicamp. "During this offseason program, he’s taken to it. He’s taken control and command, and he’s making the proper calls in practice. Physically, he’ll be able to make the blocks and pass protect the way we need him to. I’m encouraged by what I see. When we get to training camp, we’ll find out with the pads."

Tomahawk Nation-Now over 7,000 members strong.

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Tomahawk Nation-Now over 7,000 members strong.

A good time to go to the bathroom and to go get some beers

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Ruining their homecoming will make it even more special The University of Miami announced Monday it will honor the 1987 Canes at halftime of the homecoming game against Florida State on Oct. 20 at Sun Life Stadium.

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Ongoing/Off-Topic Discussion Thread #80

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Large Support Staffs Give Edge To Big Schools

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Thanks to TN contributor FSU (Ms) for the heads up on this post. She wrote: "Not FSU specific, but just passing this along as a part of the look at the machine in a CFB office that's required to stay ahead of the competition, for those who hadn't seen it." Excerpt from the story, as it relates to our rival down south located near Micanopy: At Florida, he had a support staff at his fingertips that rivaled any program in the country. In Denton, Texas, he has less than one-sixth of that budget ($3.5 million) for his support staff and administration, a difference of $18.2 million. "At Florida it was like it is at Alabama," McCarney explained. "[Urban] Meyer loved having a lot of people around, whether it's another set of eyes, another set of feet, two more hands, two more opinions. We had lots of people, whether it was helping in the weight room, whether it was the recruiting office, whether it was just the front office meeting and greeting people and sending a message about Gator Nation." McCarney remembered the sheer volume of the staff at Florida fondly, laughing as he recalled the interview process. "The first time I actually went into the offices, the introductions seemed like they were endless," McCarney said. "It wasn't just the defensive coordinator, offensive coordinator, strength coach. It was all those other people that help out. For me, it was really neat to see." The support staff pays off immensely in the recruiting process, McCarney said. Since coaches aren't allowed to have direct contact with recruits during unofficial visits, it's the job of others to show them around the campus and make a positive impression. At Florida, McCarney recalled having recruits chauffeured around in an oversized golf cart by, "good young people that have a loyalty and a love for the university."

Another year, another summer of preseason love for Florida State

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I like to think that, many years ago, when some brilliant, overworked hack coined the phrase "on paper" to describe the gap between potential and reality, he had Florida State football in mind.... I get it. I do. I don't even have a good complaint about the depth chart, which looks, as always, too stacked to fail.... The schedule, featuring not just one but two FCS patsies out of the gate and both Clemson and Florida in Tallahassee, is as friendly as ever.... That's how easy it is. It is so easy, it almost qualifies as boilerplate: Almost everyone in the business has been writing essentially the exact same thingfor ten years, replacing the names as necessary. We've yet to be right. (Personally, I was convinced that last year, Fisher's second, would be the leap. Wrong again.) But at some point, we think, it's going to happen. It has to. If you keep throwing enough darts at the board for long enough, eventually one of them is going to hit its target. And who wants to be the bitter cynic who sat that round out?

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Ongoing/Off-Topic Discussion Thread #79

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TomahawkNation Members Map And Survey

TomahawkNation Members Map And Survey

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Ongoing/Off-Topic Discussion Thread #78

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Florida State's Werner and Jenkins Named To Lott Impact Trophy Watch List

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Florida State's Werner and Jenkins Named To Lott Impact Trophy Watch List

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Ongoing/Off-Topic Discussion Thread #77

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TN REQUIRED READING: By the Numbers

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But Diaz has another trait, one that separates him from many in his profession: he's a stat-hound, and somebody who stays on top of the latest advanced statistical metrics. According to Diaz, the trend started when he became a graduate assistant at Florida State. Diaz attended school at the Tallahaase powerhouse, but didn't play football. And after graduating, he went to work in television, becoming a production assistant on "NFL Countdown." But Diaz had a desire find a place on another side of the game — as a coach — and he joined the FSU staff in 1998. The Seminoles were at the height of their power, playing for two national championships, winning one, and going 23-2 during Diaz's two years there. And Diaz was at the bottom of the food chain, trying to find some way to make an impact. "When I got to FSU, the defensive coaches that I was fortunate enough to learn under, they were on top of the game," Diaz said. "But there were some things in terms of breaking down our opponents that we weren't doing all the way yet. "That was sort of how I could provide my niche," Diaz said. "I could ask 'hey, what about this' and offer things that way. Because they certainly didn't need any suggestions on how to coach defense because they were awesome at it." At that point, many of the more advanced metrics that are used today, weren't in existence. And — just as today — many people judged defenses by the number of yards allowed, a stat called "total defense." But the problem with total defense is that it doesn't tell the total story, Diaz said.

Four FSU Seminoles chosen on final day of NFL Draft

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After linebacker Nigel Bradham was selected by Buffalo in the fourth round Saturday, the Seminoles sent one player in each of the final three rounds to finish with four for the year. Offensive tackle Zebrie Sanders went in the fifth round to Buffalo, defensive back Mike Harris was taken in the sixth round by Jacksonville, and offensive tackle Andrew Datko went in the seventh to Green Bay.

A team blog, Tomahawk Nation, first reported during the spring practice session that Luc might have...

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A team blog, Tomahawk Nation, first reported during the spring practice session that Luc might have been trying to depart. When asked, Fisher didn't publicly acknowledge that his transfer could have been pending. Coley Harvey gives TN a deserved shoutout in the O/S

Florida State currently stands in 7th place in the 2011-12 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup final...

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Florida State currently stands in 7th place in the 2011-12 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup final winter standings released earlier today. Spurred on by three Seminole programs which recorded top 20 finishes this winter, including indoor track & field (8th), men's swimming & diving (16th) and men's basketball (17th), FSU is currently the highest ranked ACC school. The ACC is one of only two leagues with multiple schools in the top 10 and with at least eight schools in the top 45. Overall, the ACC has 11 schools in the top 81. North Carolina is also ranked in the top 10 in 8th place, and Duke makes the top 20 ranking 17th. Other ACC schools finishing in the top 45 include Maryland (26), Virginia (30), Virginia Tech (33), Boston College (39), NC State (41). The first spring standings will be released on May 31st, and the final results are expected to be released on or around June 26th.

Go here to see the complete standings and scoreboard.

If an FSU player goes in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, it would extend the longest such...

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If an FSU player goes in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, it would extend the longest such streak to 25 consecutive drafts. For the past 24 years, a Florida State football player has been selected in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft — the longest active streak in the country. Florida State Seminoles’ draft streak could be extended
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Ongoing/Off-Topic Discussion Thread #76

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