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Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher Says He’s Received “Decently Serious” Offers From NFL Teams

Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher says that he was contacted by a handful of NFL teams who made him “decently serious” offers to leave the college game for the professional ranks. “I love college and I had opportunities to go to pro football as an assistant coach and as a coordinator and I’ve had inquiries as a head coach,” Fisher told the Palm Beach Post last week. “It’s...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

FSU’s Jimbo Fisher not driven by NFL coaching opportunities

Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher has been a renowned college football coach for some time, leading to speculation about a potential leap to the NFL. But it appears that coaching in the league is not a part of Fisher’s plans, and very well may never be. Fisher has been contacted by a number of NFL teams over the course of past couple of years. Fisher claimed that...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jimbo Fisher would never say never about an NFL job

More than a year ago, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said on PFT Live that he had recently heard from an NFL team that was interested in interviewing him for a head coaching job. Fisher wasn’t interested in leaving Florida State then, and he isn’t now either, but he wouldn’t rule it out some day.…
Via Pro Football Talk
18 hours ago

Jimbo Fisher: I've turned down 'decently serious' NFL offers

Jimbo Fisher isn’t interested in jumping to the NFL any time soon, but according to him, he’s had his chances. The Florida State coach told Tom D’Angelo of the Palm Beach Post recently that he considered some "decently serious" NFL offers for “half an hour” before concluding that college is where he wants to be. “I love college and I had opportunities to go to pro football...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miami vs. Florida State Baseball Highlights (May 21, 2016 | Game 2)

Miami vs. Florida State: The Seminoles took game 2 of the doubleheader against the Canes in dramatic fashion, 3-2. Jackson Lueck's solo shot in the bottom of the 10th inning would seal the deal for Florida State. Miami wins the overall series, 2-1.
Via ACC Digital Network
2 days ago

WATCH: Florida State's Jackson Lueck Pounds Walk-Off Home Run vs. Miami

Florida State freshman Jackson Lueck pounds a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning vs Miami to give the Seminoles a 3-2 win over their in-state rivals.
Via ACC Digital Network
2 days ago

2016 Steelers’ UDFA Scouting Reports: Florida State DE Giorgio Newberry

Our final UDFA report reviews Florida State defensive end Giorgio Newberry. #4 Giorgio Newberry/DE Florida State: 6’5/4 285 The Good – Prototypical 5 tech size and length, big lower half, and overall looks the part of an NFL player – High-energy player with a terrific motor, sideline to sideline and... The post 2016 Steelers’ UDFA Scouting Reports: Florida State DE Giorgio...
Via Steelers Depot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: James Cook reclassifies to 2018

One of the top running back recruits in the nation has reclassified to the Class of 2018. According to 247 Sports, James Cook, the brother of Florida State star Dalvin Cook, made the decision after learning he would not be eligible to play his senior year in high school. “Cook, who’s birthday September 25, is already 16 so he would age out and not be allowed to play his senior...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois center Chatrice White transfers to Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Chatrice White, who led Illinois in scoring and rebounding last season, has completed her transfer to Florida State. The 6-foot-3 sophomore center from Shelby, Nebraska, will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2017-18. White averaged 18.7 points and 9.3 rebounds last season as she was named to the Big Ten's all-conference...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimbo Fisher didn’t comment on Mario Pender’s dismissal but had this to say about affect on team

Florida State running back Mario Pender was dismissed from the football team this week after being arrested for domestic violence and resisting arrest without violence charges.  FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher refused to comment on the dismissal Tuesday afternoon during the ACC’s spring meetings, but had this to say about its affects on his team, according to Warchant’s Ira Schoffel...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mario Pender refused to get in police car until Jimbo Fisher arrived

More details are continuing to emerge regarding the arrest of former Florida State Seminoles running back Mario Pender, who was kicked off of the team after news of his issues surfaced. Pender was arrested for domestic battery and resisting an officer without violence, with reports that he was found by police on top of a woman with his hands around her neck. There are also reports...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Shocking details emerge regarding Mario Pender’s arrest

On Saturday, Florida State Seminoles running back Mario Pender was arrested for domestic battery and resisting an officer without violence. Shortly after the news surfaced, Pender was booted from the team. Today, details of Pender’s arrest were revealed and they are incredibly shocking. According to Safid Deen of the Tallahassee Democrat, was found by police on top of a woman...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida State releases RB after arrest earlier in day

Florida State has released running back Mario Pender from the football team, the program announced this evening.  The senior running back was arrested today on charges of domestic battery and resisting arrest.  Pender was a four-star recruit in the 2012 class. #FSU has dismissed RB Mario Pender following today's arrest. — Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) May 8, 2016 Pender...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida State RB reportedly arrested for domestic violence, resisting arrest

Florida State running back Mario Pender was reportedly arrested today on charges of domestic violence and resisting arrest.  The Seminoles’ fifth-year running back reportedly committed “domestic violence by strangulation” and “resisting an officer without violence.”  His bond was reportedly set at $500. FSU RB Mario Pender was reportedly arrested today on charges...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU fans are told to stop wearing Native American headdresses to games

Florida State University's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games. The reason? They are not factual representation of the Seminole tribe. The Student Government Association approved the non-binding, formal opinion by a 27-4 vote on April 20 asking the university's administration to consider...
Via The Other Paper
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida State to prohibit fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games

The Florida State student government has passed an ordinance that restricts fans from wearing Native American headdresses at school sporting events, FSUNews.com reports.The resolution states that the student government "requests that the wearing of any Native American headdresses shall no longer be permitted into athletic arenas at FSU." Twenty-seven members voted in favor of the...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida State bans fans from wearing headdresses at all athletic events

Florida State University has a unique relationship with the Seminole tribe that allows it to use certain imagery at athletic events. A vote on Tuesday by the Florida State student government will aim to keep the use of that imagery under their strict control in an effort to not offend Native Americans. All Native American headdresses will be banned from Florida State athletic events...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU SGA bans Native American headdresses at athletic events

Florida State’s student government has passed a resolution banning Native American headdresses at athletic events, FSView Editor-in-Chief Perry Kostidakis has learned. According to the FSView, Resolution 15 states that “the wearing of any Native American headdresses shall no longer be permitted into athletic arenas at FSU,” and was voted yes by 27 members, no by four and five...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida State guard Rathan-Mayes returning for junior season

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State has announced that Xavier Rathan-Mayes will return to the court for his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard declared for the NBA draft last month but did not hire an agent. Rathan-Mayes averaged 11.8 points and 4.4 assists last season. He has started 62 of his 65 games at Florida State and has four games where he has scored 30 points or more...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier Rathan-Mayes returning to Florida State

Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes is returning to school for his junior season, the school announced this evening.  Rathan-Mayes had entered his name in the NBA Draft last month but did not hire an agent.  Rathan-Mayes Returns To Florida State -- https://t.co/1QbRBis2b5 pic.twitter.com/g2Cku8P3uS — FSU Basketball (@fsuhoops) May 2, 2016 Rathan-Mayes is averaging 13...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chargers’ No. 3 draft pick getting ‘just as much action’ as Browns’ No. 2

As the 2016 NFL Draft draws nigh, teams at the top of Round 1 are getting bombarded by phone calls by teams looking to move up. The Cleveland Browns (No. 2) have been drawing all the media attention lately, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noted Tuesday evening that the San Diego Chargers (No. 3) are getting “just as much action” for their pick. Some might assume this means we...
Via Sportsnaut
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Four teams interested in No. 1 pick in upcoming NFL Draft

With the NFL Draft coming up in just a few short weeks, now is the time to not listen to much coming out of agents, GM’s and general NFL types. Separating the posturing from the real information isn’t an easy task.  However, according to a report from Tony Pauline of Draft Insider, there are at least four teams seriously considering the top spot currently held by Tennessee...
Via The Comeback
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

University of Florida & Florida State announce April Fool’s merger

Some people do April Fool’s jokes better than others. In this case the people who run Florida and Florida State have some catching up to do. The school’s Presidents got together Friday and “announced” that the two schools are merging to form one super school known as UFFSU, and they even  made two snazzy videos for it. As noted in the second video, the new school would be...
Via The Comeback
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin ices Florida State kicker during pro day workout

If there’s one position teams around the NFL can’t take for granted, it’s kicker. Okay, that might be a bit absurd, but just ask the Minnesota Vikings how important this position is. More so than any team in the NFL, maybe outside of Minnesota, the Pittsburgh Steelers know this. They went through multiple kickers last season. Whether it was due to a lack of production or...
Via Sportsnaut
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida State’s gigantic new video board will be three feet bigger than Miami’s

The new video board behind one end zone at Florida State’s Doak Walker Stadium will be 56 feet tall and 120 feet wide, the university announced Friday. Exactly how big is that? – According to the Orlando Sentinel, the video board is three times larger and more than two times higher than its predecessor in Tallahassee. – The biggest video board in college football belongs...
Via The Comeback
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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