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  1. 2013 Top 25 player countdown: No. 15

    Heather Dinich

    No. 15. Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State Previous ranking: Not ranked Making the case for Jernigan: He's oozing potential, but even after only two starts last fall, he's played enough that it's clear Jernigan is one of the nation's top returni...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  2. Virginia Tech over Clemson? FSU No. ... 3?!

    Heather Dinich

    Phil Steele made some bold moves. He ranked the Hokies ahead of Clemson in his 2013 Top 40 Countdown, with Virginia Tech at No. 12 and Clemson at No. 15. Oh, and he has Florida State as the No. 3 team in the nation. No. 3 team in the nation?...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  3. Clemson, FSU rank as out-of-state recruiters

    Heather Dinich

    ESPN Insider LaRue Cook recently ranked the top 10 programs in the nation with the best out-of-state recruiting pipelines . No. 3 Clemson and No. 7 Florida State both made the cut, as Clemson has fared well in the state of Florida, and the Seminoles ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  4. NC State makes one of nation's best hires

    Heather Dinich

    ESPN Insider Travis Haney has ranked the top 15 coaching hires in the country this offseason, and NC State's hire of Dave Doeren from Northern Illinois checked in at No. 10. Here's a snippet of what Haney wrote on Doeren: A Kansas native, what's...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  5. FSU D to face top QB while in transition

    Heather Dinich

    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he isn't sure yet who he's going to hire as his next defensive coordinator -- or defensive ends coach for that matter -- but he is absolutely certain the defense is going to face one of the nation's better quarte...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  6. Instant analysis: Fla. State 41, Maryland 14

    Heather Dinich

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- This game went as many probably expected. Here's a quick look back at FSU's final and most important ACC win of the season: It was over when: No. 10 Florida State walked into the stadium. In a matchup of the nation's No. 1 tot...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  7. FSU's Dustin Hopkins on a hot streak

    Heather Dinich

    Wide right? What wide right? FSU kicker Dustin Hopkins says he's never seen it. As Florida State prepares to travel to Miami on Saturday, it does so with one of the nation's most successful kickers, and he's on a hot streak. For the second s...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  8. ACC's 2012 Heisman hopefuls

    Heather Dinich

    The ACC has legitimate Heisman contenders this season. It has experienced quarterbacks. It has one of the nation's top receivers. It has one of the country's best defensive backs. And it has a preseason top-10 team in Florida State. The question i...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  9. Q&A with NC State CB David Amerson

    Heather Dinich

    NC State cornerback David Amerson enters 2012 as one of the nation's top defensive backs. Last year, he had a breakout season and led the nation with 13 interceptions -- the most by a player in the FBS since 1968. Amerson won't be at media days, so I...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  10. ACC's impact game: Atlantic Division

    Heather Dinich

    Clemson and Florida State have both been luring in some of the nation's most elite high school athletes. They both appear to be on the brink of becoming legitimate national title contenders. And they both have starting quarterbacks who could play the...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  11. Atlantic won't roll over for FSU, Clemson

    Heather Dinich

    Back-to-back top-10 recruiting classes have already begun to separate Florida State and Clemson from the rest of the Atlantic Division -- at least on paper. It's only news, though, when those programs don't bring in some of the nation's most talen...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  12. 2011 ACC postseason top 25: No. 13

    Heather Dinich

    No. 13. Shawn Powell, P, Florida State 2011 stats: He led the nation with a single-season school-record average of 47.04 yards per punt (57 punts for 2,681 yards). He had 24 punts of 50 or more yards and 23 punts downed inside the 20-yard line. He...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  13. Terps make statement by signing Diggs

    Heather Dinich

    It is possible for Maryland to beat the likes of Florida, Auburn and Ohio State for some of the nation's best recruits. The Terps just have to do it with a little more regularity. When ESPNU 150 athlete Stefon Diggs signed with Maryland on Frid...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  14. Good news, bad news for FSU

    Heather Dinich

    First, the good news: Jameis Winston, the nation's No. 1 quarterback recruit according to Recruiting Nation, has signed his letter of intent with Florida State and faxed it in. Better late than never. Winston didn't sign on Wednesday, national signin...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  15. Podcast: Will FSU be No. 1 on signing day?

    Heather Dinich

    The recruiting experts from ESPN's RecruitingNation talked about the recent commitment of Mario Edwards to Florida State in their latest podcast, The Verbal Commitment, and also about the possibility of Florida State finishing with the nation's No. 1...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  16. McGee: 2012 schedules kind to ACC

    Heather Dinich

    ESPN The Magazine's Ryan McGee took an early look at the nation's top 10 schedule winners for 2012, and the ACC had four teams make the cut: No. 3 Florida State No. 4 Virginia Tech No. 8 Clemson No. 9 NC State Here's a sneak preview of what...

    Blog | January 12, 2012