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  1. FSU's identity evolving near halfway point

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jimbo Fisher likes to poke fun at the media, but it's clear the Florida State coach has an affinity for prose and an artfully crafted metaphor. He's likened to special teams to debt, reading defenses to driving and, most recently...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. FSU offense shaking off rust with Winston

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- NC State is third in the ACC in scoring offense, and Florida State doesn't own either of the spots ahead of the Wolfpack. That doesn't mean anyone is taking NC State's offense over Florida State's, but the Seminoles will need to ...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  3. FSU's gutty team win merits No. 1 status

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It was the first question Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was asked after the game. He greeted it with a face worn and weathered, insight into a stressful week. His joy during a five-minute opening statement was tempered, draine...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  4. FSU defense starts similar to last season

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- All offseason, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher did not want to touch any question about comparisons between his 2013 national championship team and the 2014 version with its sights set on a repeat. "Last year's team ain't on ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  5. Injury bug hard to avoid two years in a row

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jimbo Fisher is a football coach. That means he likes to talk about what he can control, and anything he can't is just wasted breath. But he is a football coach, which means he knows injuries are a part of the sport. His Flori...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  6. FSU passing attack a 'work in progress'

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State watched Oklahoma State's safeties crash the line of scrimmage in the opener, but Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said that wasn't unexpected from the Cowboys even though FSU is tasked with reshaping its passing game. ...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  7. FSU responding to OSU 'wake-up call'

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Last season, Jimbo Fisher said a No. 1 ranking wasn't ever on Florida State's collective mind. Maybe that is because the Seminoles didn't earn the top ranking until the postseason and didn't garner a first-place vote in either po...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  8. Fact or fiction: FSU's areas of concern

    Jared Shanker

    For all the warts Florida State displayed on Saturday, there is something to be said that the top-ranked Seminoles still managed to win. The opener against a tougher-than-advertised opponent at a neutral site is in the rearview mirror, and now the Se...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  9. Seminoles break routine for 'Jerry World'

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State isn't afraid of playing under the brightest of lights. The Seminoles did it several times last season. However, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher understands AT&T Stadium -- also known as "Jerry World," after Dall...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  10. Newcomers expected to impact FSU in 2014

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- When Jimbo Fisher is asked about his 2014 class -- and he's been asked a lot -- he smiles and cracks a joke, one that has become part of the fifth-year Florida State coach's preseason vernacular. "I'll put it this way: We may ...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  11. Which top schools play freshmen most?

    Jared Shanker

    Boston College coach Steve Addazio remembers an era when players wanted to redshirt as true freshmen to better prepare them for the final four years of their college career. "Now it's 'I want to play,' " Addazio, 55, said. "If you're talking about...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  12. FSU's Kelly, Miller excelling in new roles

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Odell Haggins has been Florida State's defensive tackles coach since 1996, a total of 19 consecutive seasons. As far as stability goes on the defensive staff, it begins with Haggins. It ends there, too, as the remaining three ass...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  13. First FSU scrimmage leaves Fisher upbeat

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- When Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was asked who stood out to him during the team's first preseason scrimmage, he listed nearly one-fifth of his roster, 15 names and an entire position group total. It's quite the stark cont...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  14. Five for Fisher: Jimbo's biggest wins at FSU

    Jared Shanker

    We like to share ideas here at CFB Nation, even if the benefactor does it unknowingly. Colleague David Ching counted down the 10 greatest wins of the Les Miles era to celebrate the coach's 10th season leading LSU. Five is also a nice, round number...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  15. 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
  16. FSU not easing into preseason camp

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Preseason camp begins with five days of heat acclimation, but that doesn't mean there is a nearly week-long grace period for Florida State. Not when the Seminoles are in pursuit of consecutive national championships. New lineb...

    Blog | August 04, 2014