The Big Three Since 2010: A 5-year Recap of How FSU Took Over the State

Florida, Texas, California. Those three states are considered the current pillars of college football for recruiting, and it makes sense that all three have had teams see success on the national stage in recent years. Intra-state rivalries are a different beast from regular conference match-ups and bring an extra dose of familiarity with the annual meetings. Many players from these...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Seminoles Settling for Timeliness Over Dominance on Defense

For top-ranked Florida State, Saturday’s 56-41 come-from-behind victory over N.C. State was another contest in which the Seminoles showed tremendous character, overcame obstacles and found a way to persevere to earn a 20th straight victory. While there is no void of mental toughness and championship character on the Florida State sideline, one thing that the Seminoles are missing...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Replacement defensive unit looking impressive for FSU in preseason

The Florida State Seminoles lost four starters from last year's No. 1 ranked scoring defense. Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner, linebackers Telvin Smith and Christian Jones and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan all left for the NFL. The defense was arguably hit the hardest by Jernigan's departure. The team leader in tackles for loss (11.0) and second in sacks (4.5), he demanded weekly...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Quick Facts About The Chicago Bears Rookie You Don’t Know

Posted to Chicago BearsWhat’s the name of the rookie linebacker that went undrafted, but is expected to make an impact with the Chicago Bears? That’s right, Christian Jones. He was expected to be picked as high as the second round, yet his name went uncalled during the draft. Recent reports indicate Jones is impressing the Bears and he could be an impact player sooner than later...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: The Repercussions Of Failed Drug Tests

The NFL Combine is a national event where NFL hopefuls can show scouts and coaches why they deserve to be selected high in the upcoming draft. While the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, and more athletic skill challenges are the focal point of the NFL combine, it is what goes on behind closed doors that can make a significant impact on a players rise or fall on draft boards.Every year...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State Seminoles 2014 spring football preview

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State opened up spring practice in 2013 with a high-profile, wide-open quarterback battle. There are no such concerns, of course, as the Seminoles open this spring. The only competition this time is for the role of backup to Heisman-Trophy winner Jameis Winston. Florida State will hold the first of 15 practices on Wednesday afternoon. The defending national...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins 7-Round Mock Draft

DC Pro Sports Report is HOME of mock drafts, so to keep up our lofty status, we are constantly running our own. If you like doing mock drafts of your own, our friends at Fanspeak have a simulator that allows you to be the General Manager for any of the 32 teams. You may do one round, seven or any number in between. Here is my latest attempt at a Redskins draft and I have to admit...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State players look to boost NFL Draft stock at Senior Bowl

Less than two weeks after they celebrated a national championship, four Florida State seniors quickly began the transition to the NFL. Linebackers Christian Jones and Telvin Smith, safety Terrence Brooks and center Bryan Stork have been working this week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. They will play for the South squad in Saturday's game, which will air at 4 p.m. on the NFL network...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Telvin Smith Florida State Seminoles NFL Draft Breakdown

Telvin Smith enjoyed another great season at Florida State. The Seminoles linebacker was the teams starter at weakside linebacker after spending the last two seasons playing in the middle. Has great range, instincts and athleticism, which allows him to shoot the gap well and consistently make plays in the backfield.
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Jones Florida State NFL Draft Breakdown

I take football seriously, said Florida State linebacker Christian Jones at the Senior Bowl. I know I'm a pretty good player, but I also understand a lot of stuff I can do to get better. One of the top overall athletes on the team and FSU's top returning tackler who started all 14 games at weakside linebacker in 2012. Made the move to middle linebacker in new defensive coordinator Jerem...
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State Seminoles dynamic LB duo screams of NFL talent

Florida State scouting notes, on pair of stand out linebackers. My work for the NFL Draft Bible, on staff for the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star game in Allen, TX to help in player evaluation and my internship over the summer with the newly hired Winnipeg Blue Bombers Assistant General Manager, Director of Player Personnel Ted Goveia, speaks volumes on my behalf of my own track record in rega...
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State ready to face Auburn hurry-up attack

Wind sprints are no longer needed at Florida State practices. There's plenty of running in between plays. Auburn will feature the No. 1 run game in the nation when the teams meet in the BCS championship Monday, but it's not the read-option misdirection that has the Seminoles concerned. The fast-paced, hurry-up nature is the issue. To prepare for the strenuous pace, defensive coaches...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State defense shines under Pruitt

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and the Florida State offense have gotten most of the attention leading up to the BCS championship game. The Seminoles' defense is just as good - or even better. And the defense has done it with a new scheme and a new coordinator who was a high school assistant only seven years ago. Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt has turned the Seminoles...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State’s Christian Jones On The SEC: “I Think We Match Up With Any Team In The SEC, And Better”

We’re just four days away from the 2014 BCS National Championship Game battle between the ACC’s finest, Florida State, and the SEC’s last-standing, Auburn. The college football world is waiting to see if the SEC will reign supreme for the eighth consecutive year, or if Heisman winner Jameis Winston can lead the Seminoles to victory. Today, numerous players had a chance to speak...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Idaho at Florida State game preview

Time: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. TV: ESPNU. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- They signed with Florida State at a point when the program was in a valley, struggling to hit .500 and make bowl games. Florida State's seniors have seen the program emerge from the low points that were the tail end of the Bobby Bowden era (a 7-6 finish in 2009) to a national title run in 2013. A group of 24 Florida State...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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