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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Whitfield still fielding praise for kickoff TD

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State is not deviating from company line that the Seminoles have moved on from 2013, but forgive FSU fans if they're still reveling in the past. Levonte Whitfield gave Florida State its first lead of the national champ...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  6. Receivers under microscope at FSU camp

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It's the double-edged sword of having a wildly talented team but with nearly a month's worth of practices still standing in the way of the season opener. There are not many question marks in the starting lineup for Florida State,...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. What to watch for as FSU opens camp

    Jared Shanker

    Players reported to Florida State for the beginning of preseason camp on Sunday. On Monday, the Seminoles take the practice field for the first time this season. Whether 2014 is a title defense or a title chase is entirely exclusive from the 2013 ...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  11. Winston noncommittal about 2015 draft

    Jared Shanker

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Jameis Winston's dad and his coach have said this season won't be the reigning Heisman Trophy winner's last at Florida State, but the Seminoles' star quarterback isn't willing to go that far. Winston, a redshirt sophomore and e...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  12. Fisher using 'Flu Game' in repeat title bid

    Jared Shanker

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- In between breaking down pass-rushers and drawing up passing trees, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher wanted to watch some basketball. Last month's NBA Finals provided little drama, so he loaded Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals onto t...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  13. Brooks should be next Nole in college hall

    Jared Shanker

    Late last week, the College Football Hall of Fame announced it was inducting 12 new members. There were no former Florida State players among them, but that is poised to change soon. Derrick Brooks has had his number retired by his high school and...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  14. FSU spring: What we learned

    Jared Shanker

    Florida State's spring camp came to a close on Saturday with the annual Garnet and Gold game, and now the Seminoles are prepping for a second straight national title. The game is secondary compared to the rest of spring practices, so with that in ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  15. FSU exits spring poised for another run

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says spring practice is all about cramming as much information to the mind as possible. Introduce as many schemes, techniques and late-game situations as possible, but remember there is no buildup...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  16. FSU tinkering with star players' positions

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Fifth-year senior Cameron Erving walked off the practice field Saturday after one of the most interesting practices of his career. For those attending the afternoon practice, it was a bizarre sight watching Erving orchestrate the...

    Blog | April 09, 2014