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PLAYERS: James Wilder Jr.
Timmy Jernigan and Florida State began their ACC title defense on Monday. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) Week 1 of the 2013 college football season will conclude Monday night with the ACC’s first conference match-up of the season as newcomer Pittsburgh will host the ACC’s defending champion, Florida State. Monday’s match-up will be the first meeting between the schools in 30 years. The Seminoles will be giving Pittsburgh its ACC christening as they did for Miami in 2004 and Boston College in 2005 in the first conference game for each of those schools as a member of the ACC. Florida State is coming off of its first ACC title since 2005 and its first BCS bowl victory since being crowned 1999 national champions. Florida State’s 12 victories a season ago also tied a school-record. Despite losing a school-record 11 players to the NFL Draft, the Seminoles enter 2013 ranked 11th and 12th respectively in the human polls. Getting the start under center on Monday will be redshirt...

Florida State-Pittsburgh: Monday’s keys to Seminole success

Jameis Winston will make his first career start on Monday night. (Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images) How Florida State can win a fourth straight season opener on Monday against Pittsburgh Monday’s contest in Pittsburgh will begin a new era for both Florida State and Pittsburgh as the teams open up the 2013 season. For the Panthers, it will begin their first season as a member of...

Florida State Football: ‘Noles going with size, versatility on defense

Dan Hicks (6) may be the biggest linebacker to play at FSU in more than a decade. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images) With the changes made to Florida State’s depth chart on Tuesday, many are left scratching their heads. The offense was virtually unchanged with the exception of James Wilder Jr. replacing Devonta Freeman as the team’s top tailback, but Wilder and Freeman were set to split...

FSU's Mario Pender declared academically ineligible

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State tailback Mario Pender was hoping to rebound this season from a sports hernia injury that he suffered in the 2012 preseason. But Pender has been declared academically ineligible, coach Jimbo Fisher said after Thursday's practice. Pender was expected to challenge for the No. 3 tailback spot behind juniors James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman...

Settle It: Florida State vs. Pitt, who wins this Monday night ACC showdown?

The Florida State Seminoles begin their ACC title defense against brand new members Pitt. What's your prediction, will coach Jimbo Fisher's squad give the Panthers a rude welcome?
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