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What's more likely: Florida State repeat as national champions or Jameis Winston repeat as Heisman winner?

ARLINGTON, Texas – The most trumpeted season in FSU history is upon us and it’s time for a few predictions.

Florida State is coming off a dominating 2013 season in which it captured its third national championship by dominating its first 13 opponents and then showing it could come from behind under the most pressurized situation  for a stunning 34-31 victory over Auburn in the title game. 444 more words

Tom D'Angelo

Nick Saban is Alabama's man - but WV born and raised

He’s the most popular man in the state of Alabama, but was born a Mountaineer.

From Fairmont, W.Va., Alabama coach Nick Saban is still loved in his home state, says WVU play-by-play announcer Tony Caridi. 219 more words

SEC News

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher warns his players: 'Don't eat the cheese.'

Jimbo Fisher has found a creative way to tell his team not to buy into the hype.

During the team’s annual Kickoff Luncheon last week, Fisher had this warning for his team: “Don’t eat the cheese.” This, of course, continues the food theme from a year ago when he told his players to “find a crumb,” meaning, focus on the details, the little things. 165 more words

Tom D'Angelo

Jimbo Fisher tells Florida State players to bury 'Dallas-to-Dallas' rallying cry

Florida State will need to find another rallying cry.

Fearing it puts too much of an emphasis on the end of the season, Jimbo Fisher told his players on Monday to stop using the phrase “Dallas-to-Dallas.” 200 more words

Tom D'Angelo

Florida State notes: Nate Andrews pushing for more playing time

Nate Andrews thought he would redshirt in 2013, his first year on Florida State’s campus.

But Andrews instead saw significant playing time as FSU’s dime back (sixth defensive back) and led the team with four interceptions while tying for the team lead with three fumble recoveries. 366 more words

Football

Florida State starts preparing for Oklahoma State

On Thursday, Florida State began preparing for its Aug. 30 opener against Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas.

The Seminoles face a Cowboys team that was decimated by graduation, losing seven starters on each side of the ball. 497 more words

Tom D'Angelo

The $100 Million Coaching Contract, Part Deux: College Football

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post on what NFL coaches could land a $100. million contract. It was part one of a series, and this is the second part. 3,228 more words