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  1. Fisher experimenting with front seven

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State had the No.1 pass defense in 2013. It's hard to believe it, but the secondary could be even better in 2014, with four possible first-round picks starting in the backfield. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher knows what ...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  2. FSU room to improve: Defensive line

    David M. Hale

    The celebration of a BCS championship victory is in the rearview mirror for Florida State, and Jimbo Fisher, Jameis Winston and Co. have already turned their attention toward adding another trophy in 2014. So as Florida State preps for spring practic...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Key recruiting battles lost by the Gators

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- There's no consolation prize when you lose a recruiting battle, just an empty feeling and an empty space on the big board. It hurts even more to lose a player on signing day, when there is no tomorrow and no other players on t...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. FSU's young defenders making noise

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Throughout the 68-yard dash, Telvin Smith never looked back. Seconds earlier, he'd stepped in front of a pass from Bethune-Cookman quarterback Quentin Williams, and a path cleared ahead of him as he charged to the end zone. It...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  8. Ranking the ACC's impact freshmen

    David M. Hale

    Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe is a throwback, and he's never been eager to play his freshmen too early. In his career at the helm of the Demon Deacons, just 22 true freshmen have seen action. And yet, in 2013, Grobe has already played 11 more. It's ...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  9. FSU freshmen get early work

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jimbo Fisher knows better than to make any suppositions before he actually has seen his freshmen get to work. He has been around long enough, seen enough five-star recruits fail and enough two-star afterthoughts emerge to know it...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Florida State D makes good first impression

    Andrea Adelson

    All spring and all summer, Florida State promised we would see a new-look defense come Week 1. Well, the Noles delivered on those promises against Pittsburgh. Florida State defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt showed off new blitz packages designed...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  12. What we learned: FSU 41, Pitt 13

    David M. Hale

    Remember the talk before Monday night about the overhyped quarterback and the obvious trap game circumstances in Pittsburgh? That talk didn't last long. Here's what we learned about Florida State in Week 1 instead ... Believe the hype: Before it's...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  13. Redshirt watch for FSU's freshmen

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State lost 11 starters to the NFL draft this spring, but that didn't necessarily turn the depth chart into a gold mine for the Seminoles' incoming freshmen. Of Jimbo Fisher's biggest accomplishments during his first four ...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  14. Seminoles in preparations for Pitt

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jimbo Fisher finally put the biggest question of fall camp to rest Friday, officially naming Jameis Winston his starting quarterback. But if Winston's position on the depth chart finalized one lingering issue, a handful of other ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  15. FSU makes moves, finds needs at DE, TE

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Dan Hicks galloped around the practice fields as Florida State opened fall camp Tuesday, no signs of the knee injury that ended his 2012 season a year ago -- almost to the day. A lot has changed since the injury. Back then, he...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  16. FSU's fall camp position battles

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State opens fall camp this week, and while the bulk of the starting lineup appears firmly in place, there are a handful of key position battles to watch as the Seminoles set their sights on the season opener in Pittsburgh...

    Blog | August 04, 2013