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Join host Brandon Mellor and Jonathan Schillace for a brand new edition of the Doak Insider Podcast.
The guys are back and better than ever to preview Florida State's highly anticipated 2013 season-opening game at Pittsburgh Sept. 2 live on ESPN. Listen in as the guys talk about Jameis Winston's winning of the quarterback battle, the new-look defensive two-deep depth chart and what to expect from the Panthers on Labor Day.
At the end of the podcast, Phil Steele Publications Assistant Editor Brandon Pertner joins the guys to talk about the process of creating the yearly magazine and his expectations for the Seminoles this season.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State University is participating in the second annual College Colors Day spirit competition and is asking for fan support to help win the national Spirit Cup award, which includes $10,000 toward the general scholarship fund.
By visiting facebook.com/collegecolorsday, Seminoles fans can register to vote for FSU as the school with the most college spirit and loyal fan base. After placing a vote, fans will have the opportunity to win prizes and discounts through an instant win game, view and submit photos to the College Colors Day fan photo gallery, and download a custom Facebook cover photo promoting FSU for College Colors Day.
The Facebook-based rivalry competition, which includes more than 160 participating colleges and universities and is an element of this year's 2013 College Colors Day celebration, kicks off Monday, August 12 and runs through 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, Aug. 29. Fans can vote once each day and can check who is winning the competition nationally and within each conference. The winner will be announced on College Colors Day on Friday, Aug. 30.
College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience by encouraging fans across America to wear their favorite college or university apparel throughout the day on Aug. 30.
The national spirit competition is presented by The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), a division of IMG College, and NCAA Football.
"We are excited to engage fans in the College Colors Day spirit rivalry competition through Facebook," said Catherine Gammon, Senior Vice President - Brand Development, The Collegiate Licensing Company, a division of IMG College. "We encourage all fans to vote and spread the word with fellow fans to ensure their favorite school is crowned the winner of the College Colors Day Spirit Cup."
About The Collegiate Licensing Company
CLC is a division of global sports and entertainment company IMG. Founded in 1981, CLC is the oldest and largest collegiate trademark licensing agency in the U.S. and currently represents nearly 200 colleges, universities, bowl games, athletic conferences, The Heisman Trophy and the NCAA. The mission of CLC is to be the guiding force in collegiate trademark licensing and one of the top sports licensing firms in the country. CLC is dedicated to being a center of excellence in providing licensing services of the highest quality to its member institutions, licensees, retailers and consumers. Headquartered in Atlanta (Ga.), CLC is a full-service licensing representative, which employs a staff of more than 80 licensing professionals who provide full-service capabilities in brand protection, brand management, and brand development. For more information on CLC, visit: www.clc.com or www.imgworld.com.
Jimbo Fisher confirmed moments ago that Florida State's depth at tight end will be two players deeper than originally expected.
Giorgio Newberry and Shayne Broxsie are both on the move to tight end in time for the start of fall camp Tuesday afternoon.
Newberry is entering his redshirt sophomore year and was expected to be in the rotation -- if not pushing for a starting job -- at defensive end. A standout pass rusher and offensive linemen in high school, Newberry redshirted his first year in Tallahassee and then posted 13 tackles in 13 games a season ago behind future NFL players Bjoern Werner, Brandon Jenkins and Tank Carradine.
Newberry's move isn't all that surprising, considering he has blocking experience and 6-foot-6, 280-pound frame that could be beneficial to a tight end corps that lost Kevin Haplea (season-ending injury) and Christo Kourtzidis (transfer) and would have entered camp with just two scholarship players (Nick O'Leary and freshman Jeremy Kerr). There will be a definitive learning curve for Newberry, but because of the depth concerns he is automatically in the rotation in some capacity.
The fallout from Newberry's move is that FSU is now down a quality young player at defensive end where the Werner-Jenkins-Carradine trio has left quite the void. Without Newberry, FSU enters camp with expected starters Mario Edwards, Jr. and Dan Hicks as well as Chris Casher, Desmond Hollin, DeMarcus Walker and Davarez Bryant.
In Broxsie, new tight ends coach Tim Brewster is getting a hard-working former walk-on that has appeared in nine games in his career and was utilized some last year as a goal-line blocker. Broxsie was awarded a scholarship this off-season and had moved from the defensive line to fullback behind Chad Abram. Broxsie could still likely see snaps in the backfield as well.
Fisher also confirmed Monday that offensive linemen Trey Pettis has elected to transfer and Daniel Foose has been medically disqualified.