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  1. 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
  2. What we learned in the ACC: Week 1

    Jared Shanker

    We're almost through the first week of the season -- we're still waiting on you, Miami-Louisville -- which means college football is ripe for overreaction. It's this time of year that is worth reminding everyone to take a step back, take a deep breat...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  3. The notebook: Writings have Williams ready

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Karlos Williams walked into the room, briefly introduced himself and within seconds was knee deep in offensive football parlance. "There are different calls, maybe on the same play. On the front side I might be a free release ...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  4. FSU hopes opener carries it to title, a la '93

    Jared Shanker

    Evaluated simply for its achievement and without any historical context, it could be considered the greatest goal-line stand in college football history. Twelve plays inside the 9-yard line, half coming from inside the 1, and each time Florida State ...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  5. 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
  6. ACC's biggest battles: Nos. 3 & 4

    Jared Shanker

    The 2014 college football season starts in 10 days. We're getting you ready by counting down the ACC's 10 biggest battles with playoff implications. Nos. 3 and 4 are up today. No. 4 The matchup: No. 9 South Carolina at No. 16 Clemson Date/locati...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  7. ACC morning links

    Jared Shanker

    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was in his element Sunday during his media day news conference. He was no longer answering questions about Jameis Winston or crab legs. Fisher was talking X's and O's, talking Football 101. Fisher talked at length ...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  8. ACC rivalry heat meters

    Jared Shanker

    Rivalries are an intrinsic part of college football, but not every rivalry is created equal. And every rivalry goes through cycles as each team has its own ups and downs. The Alabama-Auburn could be reaching new heights, but only after Auburn won six...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  9. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    Receivers are a dime a dozen according to a football adage, but that saying dates back to before the proliferation of pass-happy offenses. In 2014, it's often not enough for a team to have just one quality receiver. Cornerbacks are bigger and stronge...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  10. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    By the end of today, every ACC team will have opened preseason camp. Sound the air horns: The 2014 college football season has arrived! Here a few links around the ACC on how practices are going so far and what are the big storylines in camp this ...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  11. Pittsburgh freshman safety Patrick Amara has had long journey fro...

    Jared Shanker

    Pitt freshman safety Patrick Amara was homeless for time and didn't always know where his next meal would come from, but he never gave up on his football dreams.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  12. Half of Clemson's class signs aid papers

    Jared Shanker

    Clemson has the No. 3-ranked recruiting class for 2015, and more than half of its commitments, including a five-star lineman, signed financial-aid agreements with the Tigers on Friday, six months before signing day. Five-star offensive tackle Mitc...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  13. Is Florida State's toughest game at Miami?

    Jared Shanker

    The Florida State Seminoles have a 40 percent chance of finishing the 2014 regular season undefeated, according to ESPN Stats & Information's Football Power Index. Florida State's toughest game this season statistically will be one in which the o...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  14. Jimbo Fisher explains why Florida State Seminoles' Jameis Winston...

    Jared Shanker

    Jameis Winston's suspension from the baseball team for shoplifting was punishment enough, Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher says

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  15. FSU relishing role of national target

    Jared Shanker

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Jameis Winston says Florida State loves playing the underdog. But when a large faction of fans and media expect the Seminoles to win the inaugural College Football Playoff, the popular us-against-the-world mentality is a tough sel...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  16. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    Happy 7/11 Day everyone (or Sem/Elem, as my friends and I call it)! Get your free slurpee! The College Football Playoff will unveil its trophy Monday. Three reasons why Sammy Watkins could eclipse 1,000 yards as an NFL rookie. Virginia Tech's...

    Blog | July 11, 2014