Five Things: FSU-Miami

A rivalry will be renewed on Saturday night as third-ranked Florida State takes on a Miami team playing its best football of the season. Florida State has had the better of Miami in recent years, winning the last four meetings and seven of the last nine. #3 FSU outscored seventh-ranked Miami 20-0 in the second half of last season’s game in Tallahassee to run away with a 41-14 victory...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU Football Player of the Week: Mario Edwards Jr.

Despite a career-high 13 receptions from wide receiver Rashad Greene on Saturday night, the Florida State Football Player of the Week for Week 11 goes to junior defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. for his performance in Saturday’s 34-20 win over Virginia. Prior to Saturday, Edwards had not lived to his preseason All-American hype, but was a man on a mission in the Seminoles’ homecoming...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Balls: FSU-Virginia

It again was not pretty, but Florida State overcame an early turnover bug to top Virginia 34-20 and improve to 9-0 on the year. FSU can clinch a third straight trip to the ACC Championship with wins in either of its next two games following Saturday’s victory. Saturday night was not the Seminoles’ most promising performance, but Florida State remains one of three remaining undefeated...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU Defense Looks to Build on Strong Effort

After yielding the fewest points-per-game in the country in 2013, the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles have had an adventurous season early on in 2014. On defense, Florida State has been opportunistic, but the dominance that helped define the ‘Noles last season has simply not been there. On September 27th in Raleigh, a banged up Florida State defense that had...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Freshmen Coming of Age for ‘Noles

For top-ranked Florida State, Saturday’s 43-3 victory over Wake Forest was the largest margin of victory for the Seminoles in 2014. Though FSU was again off to a slow start, it put together its most convincing victory of the season, thanks largely to a number of freshmen. Along the defensive line for Florida State, two true freshmen were among the best players on the field as Wake...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Balls: FSU-Wake Forest

Top-ranked Florida State overcame a slow start on Saturday to pound Wake Forest 43-3. The Seminoles improved to 5-0 on the season and earned head coach Jimbo Fisher the 50th victory of his career. With a trip to Upstate New York to face Syracuse looming, the Noled Out staff hands out its game balls for Saturday’s victory. Offense Mike Ferguson & Jon Marchant’s Game Ball:...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State without Mario Edwards Jr., Mario Pender against NC State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State starting defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr. and backup running back Mario Pender will sit out Saturday against North Carolina State after suffering concussions last week against Clemson. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher announced the moves Thursday. The top-ranked Seminoles (3-0, 1-0 ACC) will be down two starting defensive linemen after Niles Lawrence...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State without Mario Edwards Jr., Mario Pender against NC State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State starting defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr. and backup running back Mario Pender will sit out Saturday against North Carolina State after suffering concussions last week against Clemson. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher announced the moves Thursday. The top-ranked Seminoles (3-0, 1-0 ACC) will be down two starting defensive linemen after Niles Lawrence...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU Upperclassmen Must Make Most of Early Opportunity

Top-ranked Florida State will look to tie a school-record on Saturday night as the Seminoles seek their 17th straight victory dating back to 2012, as they arrive in North Texas to take on Oklahoma State. While Jimbo Fisher and Florida State brought in another top 10 recruiting class in the offseason, Saturday’s opener will provide an opportunity for a handful of upperclassmen to...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State lineman Edwards poised to dominate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The way Mario Edwards Jr. moves on a football field seems to conflict with the basic principles of physics. The 6-foot-3 Florida State defensive lineman weighs 300 pounds, is very nimble and truly light on his feet. The 20-year-old can do standing backflips wearing 20-plus pounds of pads. With his size and athletic ability, he worked to become the No. 1 overall...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 Florida State Seminoles season preview

The Florida State Seminoles return enough talent to contend for a repeat as national champions. However, it is always difficult for champions capture consecutive titles, but the new College Football Playoff does give four teams a shot at the coveted championship rather than just the long-time traditional two schools.Of course, returning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston leads...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Seminoles’ Defensive Storylines for 2014

As the 2014 season nears, Florida State looks to become just the fourth team to win consecutive national championships in the last 30 years. FSU enters the season ranked #1 in the coaches poll and on a 16-game winning streak — the longest in the nation. With a match-up with Oklahoma State in Dallas just over three weeks away, here are the story lines that will surround the Florida...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pre-season Position Breakdown: Defensive Line

The 2013 BCS National Champions will be getting their 2014 campaign underway in Dallas on August 30th. After winning its first national championship in 14 years last season, Florida State looks to have a very good shot at defending its title. Though quarterback Jameis Winston will garner most of the attention, FSU looks to be solid from top to bottom as Noled Out continues its position...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the 5 best Defensive Linemen in the ACC for 2014

We’ve moved on from our offensive rankings, to defense, and we’re starting with the defensive line. Let’s get right into the rankings. Previous and Upcoming Rankings Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Recievers | Offensive Line | Tight Ends | Defensive Linemen | Linebackers | Cornerbacks | Safeties | Special Teams 1) Vic Beasley, Clemson Vic Beasley is a consensus...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Florida State’s Mario Edwards Jr. Is Insanely Impressive, Watch Him Tear Through This Drill

Mario Edwards Jr. arrived at Florida State as one of the most hyped up defensive linemen in recent memory. The Denton, Texas product was rated by as the No. 1 defensive tackle in the 2012 class and the No. 3 player overall, the highest rating for a defensive tackle since 2002.  Edwards hasn’t quite lived up to the lofty expectations. He’s been a solid player–a third...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU players, coaches receive championship rings

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State won the national championship three months ago, but the players were celebrating again on Tuesday afternoon when they received three rings. Florida State's Atlantic Coast Conference rings, Bowl Championship Series title rings and national championship rings were delivered and presented to the team. ''I want you to think about the teamwork...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Preseason All-ACC Team: Florida State leads first team selections

The 2014 Preseason All-ACC Team by College Football Universe is released below. Defending national champion Florida State has the most first team players with six. Next highest for first team selections is Clemson at four players chosen. To round up the first team, the following teams had players selected: Duke (three), Georgia Tech (two), Louisville (one), North Carolina (three...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 2 FSU continues push toward Pasadena

No. 2 Florida State knows its offense can score. Turns out the defense and special teams can, too. Points are coming from everywhere for the Seminoles these days, and that's a big reason why they've sewed up a spot in one championship game and kept themselves on track to reach a much bigger one. ''I really hope that we just keep doing what we're doing,'...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida State Football: No question, the ‘Noles are back

Jameis Winston is leading a charge that could put Florida State in the national championship. (Mike Stewart/AP) Florida State is once again one of the nation’s premier programs Following Saturday’s 51-14 thrashing of third-ranked Clemson on Saturday night, Florida State has ascended to third in both human polls and second in the BCS. The Seminoles put up the most points ever...
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: FSU Takes 17-0 Lead After Huge Defensive TD

Things are not going well for Clemson at home against Florida State – not even a little bit. With the Seminoles already leading 10-0 late in the first quarter, Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd was crushed by FSU defensive back Lamarcus Joyner and fumbled – right to defensive end Mario Edwards Jr., who was able to take it back for a touchdown. It’s 17-0 in Clemson right now –...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

FSU's Mario Edwards Jr. may not play vs. Bethune-Cookman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Mario Edwards Jr. played against Nevada with a cast on his right hand and will have surgery this week to have screws and a plate inserted, making him questionable for Saturday's game against Bethune-Cookman. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Edwards Jr., the nations top defensive recruit in the class of 2012, hurt the hand Thursday evening in practice...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Preseason All-ACC Team: Boyd player of the year but talent all around ACC

Miami RB Duke Johnson (pictured) The 2013 Preseason All-ACC Team by College Football Universe has been released. Florida State has the most first team players with four. Next up on first team selections, Clemson and North Carolina tied with three each.  Duke, Miami, Pitt, and Syracuse all had two apiece and to finish up the first team, Georgia Tech, Maryland, NC State, Wake Forest...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

FSU's DeMarcus Walker cleared to play by NCAA

DeMarcus Walkers wait is over, albeit too late for him to have gained valuable experience this spring. The Florida State freshman defensive end was approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse on Friday, more than five months after he graduated from Jacksonville Sandalwood High early and enrolled in college. Walker, a four-star prospect, had planned to get a jump on academics and...
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May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

FSU’s Five Things For Spring; #4 – Defensive End.

Second of five pieces from the Blog Chant Rant on FSU’s Spring Practices. This isn’t really a question of who will play, as the limited depth will require one of a select few to get the job. It’s more a question of who is going to step up and make the leap to a high caliber player able to provide the Seminole defense with a consistent pass rush. Florida State has the task of...
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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