Preview Week 13: Rivalry Games to Watch (Showdown Saturday on ABC)

Woody vs Bo

Showdown Saturday on ABC 12:00 pm #19 Michigan (8-3, 6-1 Big Ten) at “#4″ Ohio State (11-0) at Ohio Stadium.  The Buckeyes may be ineligible for post-season play (and BCS ranking, hence the “4″ from the AP Poll is in quotes), yet they still remain one of just two teams in the nation that enter [...]

Flash back to 1993: The last time ND was #1 Explains Why Irish Fans are Excited, yet Fearful

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November 13, 1993: “The Game of the Century” #1 Florida State at #2 Notre Dame.  100,000 people were on campus in South Bend, where current ND students numbered 10,000, to witness the top two teams in the nation battle it out in what was essentially a semifinal game.  The winner would certainly be playing for [...]

RECAP WEEK 12: BCS Standings & Implications from Saturday 11/17

ND #1

#1, now #6 Kansas State (10-1).  LOST to Baylor (5-5): 52-24 in Waco.  Fell from 1st place to 6th in the BCS.  Baylor came into this game (and is still) un-ranked and with a losing record and not only beat the #1 team in the nation, but absolutely dominated them for 60 minutes.  More details [...]

Florida State Seminoles 2012

Quarterback EJ Manuel

Florida State 2011 Statistics (ACC) The Seminoles play on a grass field at Doak Campbell Stadium (82,300) Jimbo Fisher in his his third year as head coach at Florida State.  Last year they finished 9-4 and in his first season in 2010 they were 10-4.  After such a successful first season, Fisher received a $1 [...]

FSU’s Zebrie Sanders has talent to win a Super Bowl AND The Hunger Games

FSU OT Zebrie Sanders at NFL Combine

Zebrie Sanders (pronounced like “Zebra” but with an “ee” at the end) was the best player on Florida State’s offensive line last year and this year he hopes to take his talents to the NFL.  The NFL teams were impressed with him at the combine and after talking to him, I can understand why.  Sanders [...]

Super Bowl Winning QB Brad Johnson talks Concussions, Dick’s Sporting Goods, FSU & a surprising take on Ndamukong Suh

Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson spent 17 years in the NFL, led Tampa Bay to a Super Bowl Championship in 2002, was a two-time Pro Bowler and had nine straight NFL seasons with a 60% or higher completion percentage (2nd most in NFL history). I talked to him today about statistics, Florida State (where he played college football), [...]

Florida State 2011

FSU EJ Manuel MVP 1.1.10 Gator Bowl

Florida State 2010 Statistics (ACC) The Seminoles play on a grass field at Doak Campbell Stadium (82,300) Jimbo Fisher is now in his second year as head coach at Florida State.  And last year was the first time a head coach other than Bobby Bowden was on the sideline since 1975. It was a hard [...]

Florida State 2010

Florida State (2009 Statistics) 2010 marks the first time Bobby Bowden won’t be on the sideline as head coach of Florida State since 1975. The long-known successor Jimbo Fisher takes over and with him comes a new staff of assistants. New Defensive Coordinator for 2010 is Mark Stoops (brother of Oklahoma head coach Bob and [...]