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FrankDNole

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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

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

Chiefs feel Rodney Hudson ready to step up at center

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."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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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Football Turns to Helmet Technology to Tackle Head Injuries

Such grim examples have spawned the first major efforts to redesign the football helmet since the 1950s, along with new rules for playing the game. The largest U.S. helmet manufacturers, as well as independent designers, are testing novel ways to cushion big and small blows to the head, or to provide immediate relief in the minutes after a major injury. ... Model High last year became one of the first high schools to experiment with a helmet cover developed by The Hanson Group of Alpharetta, Georgia and Protective Sports Equipment of Edinboro, Pennsylvania. The cover, dubbed the Guardian, has 37 gel-filled pouches that fit over a helmet and cushion against helmet-to-helmet blows that are so dangerous that the NFL aggressively penalizes them. ... Based on an idea developed by Brazilian neuroscientist Renato Rozental, the device is a bladder that can fit inside a player’s helmet. In the event of a hard hit to the head, a trainer or teammate would attach a source of cooling gas to the bladder to lower the head’s temperature and stave off damage. The effect would be similar to applying an ice pack.

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Ongoing/Off-Topic Discussion Thread #75

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FSU's Vince Williams out 4-6 weeks with cracked tibia

On Saturday, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters that the Seminoles’ list of banged and bruised had added a new member: middle linebacker Vince Williams...Williams will be out four to six weeks with a "slight crack" in his tibia, Fisher said. Williams joins this list of players who have been injured at points this spring: ~DE Bjoern Werner (offseason surgery) ~RB Devonta Freeman (back) ~CB Xavier Rhodes (knee) ~OL Jake Fahrenkrug (offseason surgery … has since returned) ~OL Bryan Stork (toe … has since returned) ~OL Garret Faircloth (hip) ~DT Anthony McCloud (knees … has since returned) ~DT Timmy Jernigan (MCL … hurt in spring practice) ~WR Josh Gehres (MCL … hurt in spring practice) ~LB Vince Williams (leg … hurt in spring practice) ~DT Jacobbi McDaniel (ankle) ~DT Darious Cummings Click here to read and listen to some comments Fisher made in reply to whether he regretted the higher intensity practices the team is undergoing this year in order to make the players tougher.

FSU's Greg Reid in need of senior-season comeback

"I felt that by far it was the worst year that I’ve played football," he said. "It’s something that I understand now an athlete (like me) will go through. It’s a lot more than how I was looking at it. It’s more about me having to be more mature; there’s just nowhere around it. "It was just a hard year, but a lot of that came from me and not being mature about every situation I’m in. I have to improve that and show people really the kind of athlete that I am."
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UNC case shows how reward still outweighs risk for cheating

The North Carolina case actually provided more of a road map. Remember, for those who don't consider it an ethical decision -- this includes most of the people who can get rich off the deal -- the decision to break the NCAA's rules is a pure risk/reward calculation. The penalties handed down Monday proved once again that the reward is still far greater than the risk as long as coaches and athletic directors understand a few things from the outset. A program can spit all over the NCAA rule book in an effort to reach or remain at the highest echelon of college football, and as long as that program cooperates with the NCAA during the investigation of its alleged "crimes," the Committee on Infractions will respond with a suite of penalties that contain far more bark than bite.
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Ongoing/Off-Topic Discussion Thread #73

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Totally Taken Out Of Context Quote Of The Day Quotes from Al Golden announcing the suspension of...

Totally Taken Out Of Context Quote Of The Day Quotes from Al Golden announcing the suspension of Seantrel Henderson and 2 other Cane players. I haven't been able to confirm whether or not he was using air quotes or blinking one eye every time he said the word weed or weeding. Do you think he was trying to tell us, in code, the reason for the suspensions? "...You can't just weed all of the time. If you're just constantly weeding and that's the problem. When you're trying to improve the program and move forward, you can't just weed the program...then the next day you have to weed the garden again. After a while you stop using a weed-wacker and you use a shovel....." Taken out of context from: Henderson and two other 'Canes suspended

Jimbo Fisher: FSU is one of teams that can play and recruit against SEC

Jimbo talking the talk, but will he be able to walk the walk at the end of the 2012 season. "It’s a challenge but you need to remember this: Florida State and Miami were winning them [national championships] in the 80s and 90s," Fisher told the AJC. "So Florida State is one of the teams that can line up and play with the SEC. We can recruit against them, and we have as good of a football tradition as any of those guys. "We’ve had just as many great football players come through FSU, and kids know that. We just want to go get more great players. It doesn’t matter who we are recruiting against, if it’s the SEC or whomever. We think our conference [the ACC] is great but they’re hot right now over in the SEC as far as winning national championships. But at Florida State, we can recruit and compete against anybody." To read more go here (opens in new window). Coley Harvey also has some thoughts.

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Ongoing/Off-Topic Discussion Thread #72

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FSU Coaches Craig and Eliot Given Raises and Extensions

According to Nolesports.com "Florida State's two youngest and lowest-paid assistant football coaches, Dameyune Craig and D.J. Eliot, have received raises and one-year contract extensions, according to documents released by the university Monday." Both coaches were reported to have had their salaries increased from $192,500 to $205,000, and their contracts extended until January 2014. This is in addition to the raise and extension Defensive Coordinator Mark Stoops received last month, and the extra year "vote of confidence" contact extension Fisher also received, albeit at the same salary. Looks like FSU is determined to keep this coaching staff together as long as possible to get us at a title run.

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