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Seminoles Dominate Lynn in Exhibition

Florida State defeated Lynn University by a score of 114-68 in the first exhibition game of the season for the Seminoles at the Donald L. Tucker Center on Monday night. A fairly large amount of hype centered around the newest additions to the team — namely 5-star small forward Dwayne Bacon and 4-star shooting guard […]

Red Zone Woes Catch Up to FSU in Atlanta

Field goals inside the red zone are some of the most frustrating things for both fans and coaches of football teams. Often times, games are won and lost depending on the choices made inside the opponents’ 20-yard-line, especially games where possession time becomes a serious consideration. The 2015 season has emphasized this many times already […]

Film Focus: Kermit Whitfield vs. Louisville

This week’s Film Focus is shorter than the previous iterations, largely because we wanted to focus on one player and make him the centerpiece of the analysis. Kermit Whitfield has had quite the journey at Florida State so far, stealing the hearts of Seminole fans with a kickoff return for a touchdown that helped propel […]

Film Focus: DeMarcus Walker and Giorgio Newberry vs. Miami

Though Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya was stellar in Saturday’s 29-24 loss to Florida State, the defensive front for the Seminoles did a good job getting pressure on the sophomore quarterback throughout the night. The FSU defensive front has been much better than last season when it comes to rushing the passer and two of the […]

Despite Injuries, FSU’s Cook in Elite Company

It’s hard to believe that Dalvin Cook was listed as “questionable” heading into Saturday’s match-up against Miami. Many thought he would be limited in carries after suffering an apparent hamstring injury against Wake Forest. Usually, that’s something that requires a good amount of rest. Unfortunately for the Hurricanes, it looked like nothing was going to […]

Battle Between FSU and Miami Starts with Recruiting

The game on Saturday isn’t just for the players currently on the teams. At last count, there were 34 recruits from across the country who confirmed that they would be in Tallahassee for the annual rivalry match-up between the Miami Hurricanes and Florida State Seminoles. A large majority are the homegrown talent from the state […]

A Better Beatty and the Future of Special Teams at FSU

Some Florida State fans may need to step away from the ledge when it comes to special teams. That’s the nicest way to put it and there’s really no other way to get the message across more clearly. It’s only three games into the season and Florida State fans are ready to push the panic […]

Film Focus: Terrance Smith and Ro’Derrick Hoskins vs. Boston College

Mentioned in the September defense overview article were linebackers Terrance Smith and Ro’Derrick Hoskins — two players who have impressed so far in 2015. The former isn’t too surprising since Smith is a fifth-year senior who seems to always make important plays when needed. The latter Hoskins is who many are wondering about. He’s a […]

How FSU’s Defense Succeeded in September

It almost seems antithetical to what was expected: Florida State’s defense has performed better as the competition has become tougher. Originally the youth of the defense and lack of depth at key positions made it seem like it would take this year’s defense a while before its talent could shine through. These first three games […]

Film Focus: Dalvin Cook vs. South Florida

There’s no quick way to go through 30 rush attempts, 266 yards, and 3 touchdowns. What started out as a rainy and sloppy first half turned into a record-rewriting game for running back Dalvin Cook, who is now second place all-time when it comes to rushing yards in a single game at Florida State. A […]

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What Will Dalvin Cook Have to do for Heisman Consideration?

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook ran angry in Saturday’s 59-16 season-opening victory over Texas State. Perhaps it was the cloud surrounding his court case in which he was found not guilty, but still scrutinized in the media for things he did as a teenager. Perhaps it was the asterisk that writers had by his […]

Film Focus: Everett Golson vs. Texas State

The Seminoles’ domination of the Texas State Bobcats on Saturday night was enabled by the ferocious and unrelenting rushing attack from Dalvin Cook and others. Florida State was able to wear down their opponent with a constant barrage of big gains that tired out the defense and allowed the ‘Noles to score more points than […]

Three Keys For an Improved FSU Defense

Perhaps the most unexpected change from 2013 to 2014 was the dramatic decline from the Florida State defense. Both the run and pass defense suffered setbacks that were not only seen on the field, but illustrated in the numbers. After being ranked fourth in both rushing S&P and passing S&P in 2013, the Seminoles slid […]

Reflections on Dalvin Cook and a Presumption of Guilt

Florida State received some good news Monday night as sophomore running back and last season’s leading rusher Dalvin Cook was found not guilty on charges of misdemeanor battery. While the ruling is an obvious shot in the arm to the Seminoles, the way in which was covered and talked about highlight a number of growing […]

FSU Recruiting Roundup (August 24th)

Recruiting never truly ends — it only changes during certain times of the year when different types of contact are allowed or prohibited. Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and his staff have refocused to the on-field results and will let their play do the talking to prospective recruits. That however, doesn’t mean news/speculation slows […]