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.
about 50 days ago | Jared Shanker | Florida State Seminoles
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 Seminoles essentially have three weeks -- sorry to The Citadel -- to shore up any lapses in the armor before division rival Clemson visits Sept.
about 53 days ago | Jared Shanker | Florida State Seminoles
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, which means the uncertainties at those few positions are squarely under the microscope.
about 78 days ago | Jared Shanker | Florida State Seminoles
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.
about 80 days ago | Jared Shanker | Florida State Seminoles
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 season, and the fact remains Florida State enters the fall as the preseason No.
about 82 days ago | Jared Shanker | Florida State Seminoles
There were practices last year when Florida State's secondary would surrender so many big plays that then-defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt would slump into Jimbo Fisher's office and wonder whether he had a group ready to compete at a championship level.
about 141 days ago | David M. Hale | Florida State Seminoles
The 2013 signing class has already made its mark on the ACC, from Tyler Boyd and Stacy Coley shining on offense to Jalen Ramsey and Kendall Fuller starring on defense to Ryan Switzer racking up All-America honors on special teams.
about 171 days ago | David M. Hale | Florida State Seminoles
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 mind, here are some of the biggest answers the 15 spring sessions presented.
about 193 days ago | Jared Shanker | Florida State Seminoles
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Most coaches keep practices behind closed doors. They don't want any important information finding its way to opponents. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher, however, graciously tipped his hand Wednesday when asked about what new formations and which underclassman receivers could mitigate the departure of potential first-round NFL draft pick Kelvin Benjamin, all 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds of him.
about 217 days ago | Jared Shanker | Florida State Seminoles