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The Five Worst Heisman Trophy Winners Ever

The Heisman Trophy is without a doubt the greatest individual award in college football, but it's winners are not all created equal. This list is about the five worst winners ever, at least in the opinion of this writer.A few things to get off of my chest about this list right off the bat: all five of the selections on my list are quarterbacks, which makes sense not only because...
Via Football Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Better Florida State QB: Charlie Ward or Jameis Winston?

One of the greatest things about writing about the Seminoles is the debate that usually ensues when it comes to FSU and comparisons of the 1993 Championship team and the 2013 Championship team. I throw out the 1999 from this discussion – although the program’s dominance that season (coupled with birth of my son Bennett) was one of those football seasons you remember like it was...
Via Football Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Florida State Installs Its Jameis Winston Heisman Display

There have been three Heisman Trophy winners in Florida State’s history: Charlie Ward in 1993, Chris Weinke in 2000, and most recently, Jameis Winston last year. Until today, Winston was the only one of that trio who did not have a Heisman display. However, according to a picture posted on the official Instagram account of the FSU recruiting office, Winston’s display has been...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU’s Best Wins by Season: The 1990′s

Over 67 years of football action, the Florida State Seminoles have come to be known as a national power. The Seminoles have won three national championships, 27 bowls games while producing numerous consensus All-Americans. After becoming a mainstay on the national stage in the late 1980′s, Florida State had a run of success during the ’90′s rarely paralleled throughout the...
Via Noled Out
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Surprise: Jameis Winston is named ACC Male Athlete of the Year

Surprise everyone, Jameis Winston is in the news for something other than crab legs.  Winston has been named the ACC Male Athlete of the Year.  USAtoday.com reported the announcement by the Atlantic Coast Conference. The two-sport star (remind you of Prime Time Deon Sanders) is the fourth Florida State player to win the Anthony J. McKevlin Award as the league’s top male athlete...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: Noles and Irish play Game of the Century

With the announcement of the Georgia/Notre Dame series this week, I took a closer look at who the Irish would be playing out of the ACC in the upcoming seasons and it feels like their game with FSU this season is flying a bit under the radar. The defending National Champions matching up with a team that is just one year removed from playing for a National Championship and will be...
Via Crystal Ball Run
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: Noles and Irish play Game of the Century

With the announcement of the Georgia/Notre Dame series this week, I took a closer look at who the Irish would be playing out of the ACC in the upcoming seasons and it feels like their game with FSU this season is flying a bit under the radar. The defending National Champions matching up with a team that is just one year removed from playing for a National Championship and will be...
Via Bloguin Best
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Junk Drawer

Better late than never...we've overcome our technical difficulties at DC World Headquarters and we're back to bring you your weekly Friday afternoon links dump. Let's roll...If you're not following the NCAA's argument for amateurism in California's District Court here's a brief legal synopsis: they're falling flat on their faces. Here's a lengthier...
Via Double Coverage Football
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston Signs Florida Shirt While Making Appearance at Youth Football Camp

Getting an autograph from one of the best college football players in the nation would be pretty cool. If you can plan for it and bring something from his team--great. If you can't--oh well. But give the man something to sign from his hated rival? Now that just doesn't make sense.Yet, it has happened to Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston again.@CFBONFOX/TwitterWhile...
Via FatManWriting
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State: New Stars Help Keep Running Game Going

When I was a student at Florida State, I had the privilege of not only watching Warrick Dunn run through and over opposing defenses, but also knowing him as man and human being. There aren’t many people I would people in the class of “hero worship,” but Dunn’s feats on the field and off as a college player and then in the NFL are the stuff of legend and something I talk about...
Via Football Nation
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Johnny Manziel’s trip to Vegas tell us anything about his ability to succeed in Cleveland?.

The Cleveland Browns already know that potential doesn’t always equate to success in the NFL, especially at the Quarterback position. Jeff George, David Carr, Joey Harrington, Mike Phipps, David Klingler, Todd Blackledge, Heath Shuler, Todd Marinovich,  Art Schlichter, JaMarcus, Russell, Ryan Leaf, and our very own Brady Quinn, Tim Couch and Colt McCoy.  This is a list of...
Via Woof Woof
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Revamped Seminoles locker room to features statues of FSU greats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State will renovate the football team's locker room, coaches' offices and meeting rooms this summer, the school announced Wednesday. The locker room will feature wall graphics as well as statues of former Seminole greats who have had their numbers retired. One idea under consideration, said senior associate athletics director Monk Bonasorte, is...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force football recruiting class

Here is the Air Force recruiting class as pieced together by The Gazette. The academy is not allowed to release a list of players who have committed (they don’t technically sign on “Signing Day”), so this is cobbled together from various recruting sites like Rivals, Scout and 247sports as well as social media and other sources. Some video links may require a subscription ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

National Signing Day: Four-star QB Treon Harris flips from Florida State to Gators

The early hours of National Signing Day have not given too many surprises, but this is certainly a notable exception. Treon Harris, originally committed to Florida State, announced Wednesday morning he will join the Florida Gators. Harris is a four-star prospect according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. Perhaps the success of Jameis Winston in 2013 helped sway Harris to...
Via Bloguin Best
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

National Signing Day: Four-star QB Treon Harris flips from Florida State to Gators

The early hours of National Signing Day have not given too many surprises, but this is certainly a notable exception. Treon Harris, originally committed to Florida State, announced Wednesday morning he will join the Florida Gators. Harris is a four-star prospect according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. Perhaps the success of Jameis Winston in 2013 helped sway Harris to...
Via Crystal Ball Run
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Florida State Heisman winner returning closer to home to coach

Former Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward has added a new title to his profile. Ward has been named the head coach of Booker T. Washington High School’s football team in Pensacola, Florida according to FootballScoop.com. The Pensacola New Journal was among the first to report the news. Ward previously was the head coach of Westbury Christian School, where he was named head coach...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Ward... High School Football Head Coach...???

((HT: pnj.com/Blakeney))Charlie Ward could be the next head football coach at Washington High in the Pensacola, Florida area. He was one of 49 candidates and is reported to be one of the four finalists as well as a local Pensacola coach.Ward resigned last month from his head coaching position at Westbury Christian School in Houston to find a job closer to his family in Florida and...
Via Online Sports Guys
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Who did it best? Comparing FSU's championship teams

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- National championships are like children. No one will admit that one is the favorite. Florida State now has three national titles after rallying to defeat Auburn 34-31 in the BCS championship game on Monday night. They are all unique and remarkable in their own way. Florida State's 14-0 season raises the question: Was this the best of the championship...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Ward reminisces on first Florida St title

Twenty years before Florida State faced Auburn searching for its third national title, the Seminoles won their first behind the play of Heisman-winning quarterback Charlie Ward. The program has another Heisman winner in Jameis Winston in 2013 and Ward reminisced on how life changed. Ward explained, ''It was big for everybody. Sometimes you don't fully understand it...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Five major cultural contributions of Florida State football

You could call this post “Five things you should know about Florida State football but probably don’t.” Or maybe “Five under the radar contributions of Florida State football .” Or Five things about Florida State football that transcend college football. Either way, here’s to hoping they end the SEC Reign of Terror tomorrow night, America wishes you Godspeed Seminoles...
Via The Sports Bank
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston steered toward FSU by now Auburn coach Dameyune Craig

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Florida State coaches built close relationships with Jameis Winston during his high school career in Bessemer, Ala. Football coach Jimbo Fisher and his friend, Florida State baseball assistant Mike Martin Jr., were key in assuring Winston that he would be able to realize his dream of playing both sports at the college level. But Winston also developed a close...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Why FSU Will Beat Auburn in BCS National Championship

2014 VIZIO BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPJANUARY 6, 20137:30 P.M. (CT)ROSE BOWL STADIUMPASADENA, CALIFJAMEIS WINSTONLet’s just get the obvious out of the way.At 19 years and 342 days, Winston became the youngest to become a Heisman Trophy winner. Florida State is blessed; he almost became a Texas Ranger.But the football gods smiled upon him and the Seminoles particularly this season...
Via Football Nation
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Discover Fan Loyalty Poll Shows 50% Are Rooting for an Auburn Title

The latest edition of the Discover Fan Loyalty Poll is out. A third of college football fans would rather have a national title than to give out presents. I'm going to assume that a lot of those were Auburn and Florida State fans. This isn't a bad strategy. If your team wins the title, next Christmas (or whatever holiday is appropriate) you could give out championship rings...
Via Bearcats Blog
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 1 Florida State returns to practice for championship game after break

Florida State returned to the practice field Wednesday with the first of 15 scheduled sessions before playing Auburn for the national championship in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 6. Coach Jimbo Fisher said the top-ranked Seminoles were eager to get back to football after a week full of winning awards, various trips, exams and an appearance on the ''Late Show with David Letterman...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 1 Florida St returns to practice after break

Florida State returned to the practice field Wednesday with the first of 15 scheduled sessions before playing Auburn for the national championship in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 6. Coach Jimbo Fisher said the top-ranked Seminoles were eager to get back to football after a week full of winning awards, various trips, exams and an appearance on the ''Late Show with David Letterman...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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