Florida State 34, Auburn 31: Takeaways & observations

PASADENA, Calif. -- Florida State players were more happy that they won the national title, but three of them also celebrated 1,000-yard seasons Monday night. Running back Devonta Freeman had 73 rushing yards to give him 1,016 in his junior season. He is Florida State's first 1,000-yard rusher since Warrick Dunn in 1996. Freeman is just the eighth 1,000-yard rusher in school...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: FSU cheerleaders, Bobby Bowden and Warrick Dunn at BCS title game

FSU cheerleaders were joined by Bobby Bowden and Warrick Dunn to pump up fans prior to the BCS title game on Monday night.
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU uses 3 tailbacks to put up big gains on ground

Although Florida State does not have a back with the numbers put up by Auburn's Tre Mason, a trio of Seminoles combined for nearly 2,200 yards and 32 touchdowns while complementing Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston this season. Mason finished seventh nationally with 1,621 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry for the second-ranked Tigers (12-1), who play No. 1 Florida State...
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December 27, 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...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

This Just In..winning ugly still preferred to losing pretty

In a world where we look for perfection in every corner, the Bucs cant win: Except on the field! Bucs fans will have to wait another week to win pretty, because Tampa Bay won the game just a few second into the game with Bobby Rainey's 80 yard TD run that was the longest run of any kind in Bucs history! Warrick Dunn, Ricky Bell, Mike Alstott, Earnest Graham, Michael Pittman...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

FSU Football: Comparisons of 2013 to a Champion 20 Years Ago.

In 1993, I was a junior at Florida State University, a Criminal Justice major and a fan of the what was then the best offense college football had ever seen. While other have surpassed it over the last 20 years, the Seminoles owned other teams.Twenty years later, as a sports writer and alum of my beloved college, I am seeing a little bit of history right before my eyes. Jameis Winston...
Via Football Nation
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Goes to The Doak: 3 Things You Need to Know

This is the type of game that has me excited and mad at the same time. But I still cannot wait until Saturday.I am old school when it comes to the Seminoles and the Canes. I’d wear t-shirts that would represent the good (the Noles), the bad (the Gators), and of course, the ugly (the Canes). I am also a part of the era where I saw Charlie Ward and Warrick Dunn, Marvin Jones and...
Via Football Nation
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Vance Bedford & The Defense Have Moved On From The UCF Loss

The Louisville defense had been pretty consistent throughout the entire season heading into last week’s game against Central Florida. The defensive performance against Rutgers the week prior may have been the best that we’ve seen in the Charlie Strong. Unfortunately, for the first time all season, Vance Bedford’s defense simply couldn’t get it done. There was nowhere near...
Via The Cardinal Connect
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Win or Draft? That is the Question

I've been following this team since 1979, and I have never seen so many media writers’ call for a Bucs head coach's head on a platter like today. That is no coincidence, they did not call for Dungy's head, nor did they call for Gruden. They barely said a word about Morris, and if they did, they said it nicely. Bennett, Perkins, or Wyche did not wake up to 3 media...
Via Buc Stop
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

CAUTION Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans: Learn the difference between Winning and Losing

Tampa Bay is soon becoming a slight bit of an embarassment, not just because we are 0-3, but because a lot of reporters from OUTSIDE of the Tampa Bay area are biting on news bits from INSIDE the area, and running with speculation. What happens then, is you get people like Steve Duemig on the  Bucs own radio network calling for the Head Coaches job after 19 weeks on the job. ...
Via Buc Stop
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

FSU running backs look to get defensive coordinators fired

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It's a boastful statement. And they consider it a joke. But at the same time, watching them run, Florida State running backs James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman may be creating more than just headaches for ACC defensive coordinators. "We're going to get a lot of defensive coaches fired this year, which means them not doing their job or them doing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Football: The 10 Best Players In Conference For 2013

I've had the privilege if seeing Charlie Ward, Warrick Dunn, Derrick Brooks and Reinard Wilson play football at FSU. I have had the chance to see great stars like Boomer Esiason over the years set records in college when I was a youngster. But today's ACC is not what it used to be. While it is considered a lesser known conference with inferior talent and teams that rival...
Via Football Nation
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida State Football: Game-By-Game Predictions For 2013

Back when I was a student at Florida State, all we had to do was look at the ACC conference schedule and pencil in a win.Duke, 63-0.North Carolina State, 48-3.Clemson, 45-17.You get the picture. Back then, the big bad Seminoles were “the” team of the 1990s, along with Miami and Florida. Occasionally, we dealt with Notre Dame or some other school.But for the most part, the college...
Via Football Nation
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL’s Legends Program to Aid Alumni

By Alex MarvelFOXSports.com Troy Vincent, the NFL’s senior vice president of player engagement, told FOX Sports that the goal of the NFL Legends Program is to help alumni better reconnect with each other and their former teams while further emphasizing some of the league-sponsored resources available to them. The effort will be assisted by 19 ex-players who are being brought to...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson May Be The Last True Hall of Fame Running Back

With the recent Hall of Fame ceremony coming to a close, the future induction possibilities at the running back position are dimming fast as far as the caliber of potential ballot eligible players.There is no question that a short list of great running backs would deem a worthy debate over some wings and a soda.Names like Jerome Bettis, eligible today but still not selected yet...
Via Football Nation
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL's Legends Program to aid alumni

The NFL is launching an initiative designed to change the "out of sight/out of mind" reality that many players face once their football careers end, FOX Sports has learned. Troy Vincent, the NFL's senior vice president of player engagement, told FOX Sports that the goal of the NFL Legends Program is to help alumni better reconnect with each other and their former teams...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Even After Retirement Warrick Dunn Still Providing Homes For Single Mothers

Thanks to News One, Warrick Dunn got some air time for something other than football. Dunn has a charity called, Warrick Dunn Charities. His charity helps provide single parents with housing and is partnered with Atlanta’s Habitat for Humanity and Aaron’s, Inc. Dunn has been doing this since 1997. As a late Mother’s Day gift, Dunn surprised Kimberly Kindel and her three children...
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May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Warren Sapp to Join the Buccaneers’ Ring of Honor

After 9 seasons with the Buccaneers and one Super Bowl ring, Warren Sapp will join the team’s Ring of Honor this season (Credit: ESPN) During the late 1990s and early 2000s, there were a few players who were the face of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise. While there were a few notable offensive players like Warrick Dunn and Keyshawn Johnson, the defense of the late 90s and early...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Zone Spotlight: Charles Chestnut: WR, Western Illinois University

Draft Zone Spotlight: Charles Chestnut: WR, Western Illinois University Charles Chestnut is probably one of the best possession wide receivers in the entire NCAA this year.  He is not a guy that is going to score 20 touchdowns because he was the guy that they went to on every third down.  He is probably one of the best sideline route runners in the NCAA.  The Bradenton, Florida...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Demaryius Thomas And Eric Decker Have Taken On The Nickname ‘Black And Decker’

You wish you would of thought of it Juan… Mike Alstott and Warrick Dunn were ‘WD40′.  Mark Clayton and Mark Duper were the ‘Mark Brothers’.  Now, we may have the best nickname for any duo ever. The Broncos WRs will now like to be referred to as ‘Black And Decker’.  How awesome is that.  Peyton Manning has helped make the duo 1,000 WRs and after this weekend, they...
Via Juan Elway
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

What in the world is going on with ESPN's Lomas Brown?

Lomas Brown was a 7 time Pro Bowler, 3 time First Team All Pro, and a Super Bowl champion during his 18 year NFL career as an offensive lineman.  He's been nominated for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  He had a lengthy career the wide majority of NFL players could only dream of and then parlayed that into a second career as an ESPN NFL analyst.  Brown isn&...
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December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

USF tasked with slowing FSU's rushing attack

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Fourth-ranked Florida State appears to have fixed the problems with its running game in a big way. The Seminoles (4-0) rank second in the ACC in rushing this season after finishing 10th last year. They've already matched last season's total of 20 rushing touchdowns in just four games. "It's definitely a luxury," quarterback EJ Manuel...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida St.-South Florida Preview

Fourth-ranked Florida State appears to have fixed the problems with its running game - in a big way. The Seminoles (4-0) rank second in the ACC in rushing this season after finishing 10th last year. They've already matched last season's total of 20 rushing touchdowns in just four games. "It's definitely a luxury," quarterback EJ Manuel said Monday. "That...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

The Bucs Files: Why is the Bucs Offense So Boring?

Josh Freeman: A little too thin nowadays? I was in the stadium when Josh Freeman made his first NFL start. It was way back in November of 2009. The Bucs, in their throwback finest, won for the first time that season under Freeman’s leadership, defeating a strong Green Bay Packers team. I remember thinking then that while the team might not always win season, with this new quarterback...
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September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Resurgent running game bolsters Seminoles offense

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Fourth-ranked Florida State appears to have fixed the problems with its running game -- in a big way. The Seminoles (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) rank second in the ACC in rushing this season after finishing 10th last year. Chris Thompson's comeback from a serious back injury and the emergence of sophomore James Wilder Jr. behind a rebuilt offensive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

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