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  1. FSU depth chart breakdown: Defense

    David M. Hale

    Last week, we previewed Florida State's offensive depth chart for the spring. This week, we'll dig into the defense. The biggest question might be how similar the 2014 defensive scheme will look to 2013. Yes, promoting Charles Kelly certainly offe...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  2. Pruitt's departure won't sink FSU's defense

    David M. Hale

    In 1984, Florida State hired Mickey Andrews as its defensive coordinator. For the next 26 seasons, he held the same role, only leaving after Bobby Bowden stepped aside as head coach following the 2009 season. Four seasons later, Jimbo Fisher is ab...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  3. Florida State backups getting valuable reps

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Telvin Smith is as enthusiastic a player as Florida State has on defense, but the man has priorities. On the field, Smith had been a bundle of energy on an afternoon highlighted by his 79-yard interception return for a touchdow...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  4. Takeaways fueling FSU's dominance

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The play unfolded just as Jeremy Pruitt might've dreamed it up back in spring practice, with the lone exception being the personnel on the field. Florida State's defense has been so dominant that the starters were already resting ...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  5. Helmet stickers: Week 11

    David M. Hale

    Another week, another big win for Florida State. There were huge plays from virtually every sector of the defense during Saturday's 59-3 win over Wake Forest, but the offense remained relatively pedestrian. That makes the helmet stickers a little mor...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  6. What we learned: Week 9

    David M. Hale

    Once again, Florida State's offense rolled up big points, topping 40 for the seventh straight game, and the defense was dominant, shutting out NC State while the No. 1 unit was on the field. But the Seminoles 49-17 win over the Wolfpack provided a fe...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  7. Planning for success: Florida State

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The cover page of the defense's installation booklet Monday featured a hauntingly familiar image for Florida State. It was a screen capture of NC State's final offensive play last year with the score scrawled across the bottom: F...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  8. FSU defense dominates overwhelmed Terps

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- After the onslaught was over, Jameis Winston relaxed in a folding chair in front of a throng of reporters eager to sing his praises yet again. Florida State's quarterback had been dazzling, throwing five touchdown passes in a ...

    Blog | October 05, 2013
  9. Planning for success: Florida State

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The preparation for Florida State's defense has been monotonously similar through each of its first four games this season. Teams have worked tirelessly to run the ball against the Seminoles, and for a defense eager to get after ...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  10. Winston brings big-play mindset to FSU

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- On defense, Boston College hardly resembles the unit that coughed up an average of 455 yards per game and allowed Florida State to hang 51 points on it a year ago. Jameis Winston has studied the tape, evaluated the tendencies....

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  11. Questions remain for untested FSU defense

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The experiment was effectively over before the game even started. It's not that Nevada posed much of a threat to begin with. Florida State entered Saturday's game as a five-touchdown favorite. But there was some intrigue, than...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  12. Week 3 helmet stickers

    David M. Hale

    Florida State toppled Nevada 62-7, but spread the wealth on both sides of the ball. All eight touchdowns were scored by a different player, and no member of the defense had more than six tackles. Still, we managed to piece together some of the game's...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  13. Fact or Fiction: FSU's D improves in '13

    David M. Hale

    This week, NoleNation is digging into the most hotly debated topics of the summer in an effort to separate fact from fiction as the Seminoles get set for the 2013 season. First up: The defense. Fact or Fiction: Under new defensive coordinator J...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  14. 2014 prospect Sawyer wanted on defense

    Corey Dowlar

    An established two-way prospect, Kendall Sawyer (Lehigh Acres, Fla./East Lee County) is being pursued by colleges on both sides of the ball. Florida State, one of his newest offers, likes him on defense. And defensive backs coach Jeremy Pruitt thi...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  15. Florida State Seminoles spring wrap

    David M. Hale

    FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES 2012 record: 12-2 2012 conference record: 7-1 Returning starters: Offense 6, Defense 5, Kicker/Punter 1 Top returners WR Rashad Greene, LT Cameron Erving, C Bryan Stork, LB Christian Jones, LB Telvin Smith, DB Lamarcu...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  16. FSU Notes: Vanilla D still makes its mark

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It's tough to say with any level of certainty just how many sacks Florida State's defense would have recorded if Saturday's spring game was played under true game conditions, but even if the quarterbacks couldn't get hit, Jeremy ...

    Blog | April 13, 2013