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Lamarcus Joyner body slam dot gif:
Kelvin Benjamin is big dot gif:
Happy Roberto Aguayo dot gif:
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Jameis Winston - 8-of-15, 129 yards, INT
Clint Trickett 17-of-28, 195 yards, 2 TDs
Jacob Coker 10-of-17, 162 yards, INT
Sean Maguire 8-of-15, 102 yards, TD
James Wilder Jr.: 13 carries, 69 yards, TD
Chad Abram: 5 carries, 24 yards, TD
Mario Pender: 6 carries, 20 yards
Jameis Winston: 2 carries, 16 yards, TD
Kenny Shaw 11 catches, 115 yards, TD
Kelvin Benjamin 6 catches, 131 yards
Willie Haulstead - 5 catches, 51 yards
Christian Green 7 catches, 130 yards
Rashad Greene 2 catches, 63 yards
Chad Abram: 3 catches, 31 yards
James Wilder, Jr.: 1 catch, 40 yards
Mario Edwards Jr.: 6 tackles, TFL
Nile Lawrence-Stample: 6 tackles
Lamarcus Joyner: 9 tackles
PJ Williams: 8 tackles, TFL
Karlos Williams: 8 tackls, TFL
Colin Blake: 6 tackles
Eddie Goldman: 4 tackles, 3 TFL
Girogio Newberry: 3 tackles, 2 TFL
Here's a look at the official statistics from the team's first scrimmage of the spring.
Clint Trickett - 10-of-20, 142 yards, 1 TD
Jacob Coker - 9-of-17, 97 yards
Jameis Winston - 11-of-18, 239 yards, 1 TD
Sean Maguire - 10-of-19, 214 yards, 1 TD
Dorsey Moore - 2-of-4, 31 yards
Rashad Greene - 6 catches, 144 yards, 2 TDs
Greg Dent - 6 catches, 95 yards
Willie Haulstead - 5 catches, 97 yards
Kenny Shaw - 3 catches, 56 yards
Kelvin Benjamin - 6 catches, 166 yards, 1 TD
Nick O'Leary - 2 catches, 14 yards
Christo Kourtzidis - 2 catches, 29 yards
Kevin Haplea - 2 catches, 7 yards
Telvin Smith - 12 tackles, 2 TFL
Ukeme Eligwe - 8 tackles
PJ Williams - 7 tackles
Terrence Brooks - 6 tackles
Reggie Northrup - 6 tackles, 1 TFL
Lamarcus Joyner - 5 tackles
Mario Edwards, Jr. - 5 tackles, 1.5 TFL
Christian Jones - 4 tackles, 1 TFL
Giovanny Alfonzo: My Life Be Like by Grits f/ Toby Mac
Kyle Bird: Spaceman Carnage Festival Trap Remix by Hardwell
Jose Brizuela: Hustlin' by Rick Ross
Kenny Burkhead: Hall of Fame by The Script
Robbie Coles: You Ain't Seen Country Yet by Josh Thompson
Marcus Davis: I Run This by Birdman f/ Lil Wayne
Josh Delph: Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
Evan Geist: Springsteen by Eric Church
Justin Gonzalez: All the Above by Maino
JJ Could: I'm Goin In by Lil Wayne
Bryant Holtmann: Neva End by Future
Lee Howard: Doing My Thing by Khristian B
Brandon Johnson: Superstar by Lupe Fiasco
Hayden Jordan: Snow by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Brett Knief: Feels So Good by Mase
Brandon Leibrandt: Sunshine by Matisyahu
Stephen McGee: Safe and Sound (Zion-I Remix) by Rebelution
Peter Miller: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Seth Miller: The Only Way to Know by Jason Aldean
Ladson Montgomery: Betta Ask Somebody by G-Unit
John Nogowski: Baba O'Reily by The Who
John Sansone: Youngin' on His Grind by Wiz Khalifa
Dylan Silva: Levels by Avicii
Scott Sitz: Real American by Rick Derringer
Casey Smit: My Moment by 2 Chainz
Gage Smith: Stayin' Alive Remix by Teddybears (not on Spotify)
DJ Stewart: Go DJ by Lil Wayne
Billy Strode: Let There be Cowgirls by Chris Cagle
Alvin Swoope: God's Gift by J.Cole
Ryan Valdes: I Knew You Trouble by Taylor Swift (not on Spotify)
Luke Weaver: I'm Blue by Eiffel 65
Jameis Winston: I'm Different by 2 Chainz
Expected Participant List
DE Tank Carradine
LB Cory Cox
DT Everett Dawkins
LS Dax Dellenbach
OL Daniel Glauser
K Dustin Hopkins
DE Brandon Jenkins
TE Jonathan Johnson
QB EJ Manuel
DT Anthony McCloud
LB Nick Moody
DB Xavier Pryce
FB Lonnie Pryor
LS/H Chris Revell
CB Xavier Rhodes
RB Debrale Smiley
WR Rodney Smith
DE Toshmon Stevens
LB Sean Tidmus
RB Chris Thompson
OL Menelik Watson
DE Bjoern Werner
LB Vince Williams
OL Alex Barron
CB Avis Commack
DB Jajuan Harley
DL Travis Johnson
CB Greg Reid
TE Beau Reliford
DB Terrance Parks
RB Jermaine Thomas
You coached a lot of players over the years and many of those guys have gained a lot of weight after football, which some believe shortens life spans. Would you comment?
Bowden: Most athletes after they quit playing and performing do gain weight because they are used to eating what they want and they don't burn the calories off like they used to. As linemen, Joe and Henry were big to begin with so it's natural that they would get even larger after they quit playing
Do you think Joe and Henry are good examples for America and for former athletes alike?
Bowden: I hope Joe wins the Biggest Loser. He and his brother Henry have both lost over 100 pounds. They are setting a good example for America and for our former Athletes and that is what people need to see. If Joe and Henry can do it so can you.
They say that former football players die younger than they should because of the weight they carry. Have you seen that?
Bowden: So many of our former athletes do die earlier and its usually because of obesity and its usually because they stop exercising something they did all the time. I see our former players who go off to the NFL coming back 30, 40 50 pounds bigger. America can learn from what Joe and Henry are doing, especially you athletes need to pay attention.
You were diagnosed as a type-two diabetic and dealt with weight loss. What did you do?
Bowden: I lost 20 pounds after I quit coaching because I knew I like to eat and knew I wouldn't be as active as I was when I was coaching. I get out and play golf, hit balls, when I am not out speaking. I like to eat so I am careful of what I eat and I do exercise. I'd like to lose five more.
Former Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel is set to appear on an episode of FOX Sports South's "The Panel," which is a 30-minute series of shows that features a prominent college football player on the verge of the NFL Draft.
Manuel recently completed taping of his episode with multiple air dates scheduled throughout the month of April. In the episode, Manuel goes in front of a panel of former NFL players Tim Couch, Takeo Spikes, Ovie Mughelli and Dorsey Levens.
Here are the dates and times that Manuel's episode of "The Panel" will air throughout the country:
FOX College Sports Atlantic Mon - 03/18/2013 10:00 PM Eastern Delay
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Mon - 03/18/2013 09:00 PM Central Delay
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Mon - 03/25/2013 08:30 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Sun - 03/31/2013 12:30 PM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Tue - 04/02/2013 04:00 PM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Mon - 04/15/2013 08:00 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Mon - 04/22/2013 08:00 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS NORTH Mon - 03/18/2013 10:30 PM Central Delay
FOX SPORTS NORTH Tue - 03/19/2013 08:00 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS NORTH Tue - 03/19/2013 05:30 PM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS NORTH Tue - 04/23/2013 08:00 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS NORTH Tue - 04/23/2013 04:00 PM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS NORTH Wed - 04/24/2013 03:00 PM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO Tue - 03/19/2013 05:30 PM Pacific Delay
FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO Fri - 03/29/2013 06:00 AM Pacific Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Mon - 03/18/2013 12:00 AM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Mon - 03/18/2013 10:00 PM Eastern Delay
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Wed - 03/20/2013 11:00 AM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Sat - 03/23/2013 06:30 PM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Tue - 03/26/2013 10:00 PM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Fri - 03/29/2013 10:00 PM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH Sat - 03/30/2013 09:00 PM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH (Non-Predators 1) Mon - 03/25/2013 07:00 PM Eastern Repeat
FOX SPORTS WEST Tue - 03/26/2013 10:30 PM Pacific Delay
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN Mon - 03/18/2013 12:00 AM Central Delay
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN Wed - 03/20/2013 08:30 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN Thu - 03/21/2013 04:30 PM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN Mon - 03/25/2013 08:30 AM Central Repeat
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN Tue - 04/23/2013 08:00 AM Central Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Tue - 03/19/2013 07:00 PM Eastern Delay
SPORTSOUTH Sun - 03/24/2013 08:30 PM Eastern Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Tue - 03/26/2013 11:30 AM Eastern Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Tue - 03/26/2013 06:30 PM Eastern Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Fri - 03/29/2013 11:00 AM Eastern Repeat
SUN SPORTS Mon - 04/01/2013 02:00 PM Eastern Repeat
SUN SPORTS Tue - 04/09/2013 06:00 PM Eastern Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Mon - 04/15/2013 10:30 PM Eastern Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Tue - 04/23/2013 10:00 AM Eastern Repeat
SPORTSOUTH Thur - 04/25/2013 9:30 AM Eastern Repeat
Courtesy of Kidz 1st Fund:
Tallahassee, FL - Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife Candi presented the second Kidz1stFund check in only 19 months to Dr. John Wagner, M.D. and Dr. Margaret L. MacMillan, M.D. co-directors of the Fanconi Anemia Comprehensive Care Clinic at the University of Minnesota Monday evening at a reception at the TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. Kidz1stFund's donations to date toward Fanconi anemia research total $1 million.
"FA is our opponent and we will do everything we can to fight this disease head on," said Jimbo Fisher. "Candi and I knew from the beginning we could make a difference by helping to raise awareness and fund research. Through the generous donors of Kidz1stFund, these million dollars will make a significant difference in the lives of FA patients."
The Fishers created Kidz1stFund after their 7-year old son, Ethan, was diagnosed with the rare blood disorder in 2011. Fanconi anemia is a genetic disease which causes possible birth defects, bone marrow failure and eventually leads to cancer years earlier than the general population. Currently, there is no cure for FA, and yet the Fishers are tirelessly working to help find that cure.
"The world's first successful cord blood transplant was with an FA patient, and now there have been over 23,000 cord blood transplant performed for a variety of diseases to date," said Dr. MacMillan. "FA families like the Fishers continue to push for better treatments for this terrible disease, and we hope to one day be able to find that elusive cure for Ethan and the others with FA."
Kidz1stFund, under the direction of chairwoman, Candi Fisher, made its first pledge of $500,000 in March of 2012 to the University of Minnesota's Amplatz Children's Hospital, doubling the university's research budget for Fanconi anemia.
"We chose the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital because it treats more Fanconi anemia patients needing blood and marrow transplantation than all other hospitals in the country combined," said Candi Fisher. "And because, most importantly, their team of doctors gave us hope that a cure would be found."
Kidz1stFund: Jimbo & Candi Fisher's Kidz1stFund is dedicated to raising awareness and research dollars for Fanconi anemia, the rare disease that affects their younger son, Ethan. Dollars raised through generous donations, online contributions, merchandise, and during special events go toward finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for this life threatening disease.
To learn more about the fund and donate to the cause, please visit www.Kidz1stFund.com.
"Our conference, schools and fans are delighted that Notre Dame will join the ACC on July 1, 2013. The addition of Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse, followed by Louisville in 2014, positions us extremely well with an outstanding collection of 15 member institutions."
"As was previously announced, our annual five games against Notre Dame in football will begin with the 2014 season. This not only will enhance our league's already ambitious football schedules but also will provide terrific fan excitement."
"From a basketball perspective, the level of competition will be second to none. As we look towards the future, there's no denying that ACC Basketball will continue to set even higher standards of excitement and excellence. The competition will be brutal, which is a great thing for our league and fans."
"Notre Dame now looks forward with great anticipation to becoming a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. We are thrilled to join a great group of institutions who share our commitment to the integration of athletics into the academic mission of the university. Our coaches and student-athletes across our athletic programs are truly excited about the new challenges ahead."
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Official 4.65 40-yard dash time for EJ Manuel, per the NFL. That's 2nd fastest among QBs behind Geno Smith. Good, stock-raising number. #FSU-- Brandon Mellor (@BrandonMellor) February 24, 2013
"That kid I think is a starting left tackle in the league, Menelik Watson." -Mike Mayock. Watson ran 5.22 40-yard dash in 2nd attempt. #FSU-- Brandon Mellor (@BrandonMellor) February 23, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CA ---- The Sacramento Kings today acquired forward Patrick Patterson, center Cole Aldrich, guard Toney Douglas and cash considerations from the Houston Rockets in exchange for forwards Francisco Garcia, Thomas Robinson and Tyler Honeycutt, according to Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie.
"We are excited about the addition of Patrick, Toney and Cole," said Petrie. "They will add skill and depth along with the potential for a different look to our roster. We all want to thank Francisco, Thomas and Tyler for their efforts and contributions."
In Patterson, the Kings receive the 14th overall selection of the 2010 NBA Draft (Kentucky) who averaged 11.6 points (.519 FGs, .365 3FGs, .755 FTs), 4.7 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game in 47 outings with the Rockets this season (started 38). The 6-9, 235-pound forward has posted career numbers of 8.4 points (.495 FGs, .347 3FGs, .723 FTs), 4.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game in 163 contests with Houston (started 45).
Aldrich is a 6-11, 240-pound center selected by Oklahoma City with the 11th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft (Kansas) and is averaging 1.7 points (.530 FGs, .704 FTs) and 1.9 rebounds in 74 career games with both the Thunder and Rockets.
Douglas is a third-year pro who tallied 8.1 points (.395 FGs, .377 3FGs, .882 FTs), 1.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.8 steals in 49 games with the Rockets this season. The 6-2, 185-pound guard was drafted by the New York Knicks out of Florida State and has notched career averages of 8.8 points (.406 FGs, .357 3FGs, .825 FTs), 2.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals in 224 career contests.
Garcia, whose years with the Kings (8th season) made him the longest-tenured player on the roster, was selected by the Sacramento as an early entry candidate out of Louisville with the 23rd overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft and is averaging 5.2 points (.376 FGs, .367 3FGs, .857 FTs), 1.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 17.8 minutes per game in 40 contests (started 15) this season. He has amassed career averages of 8.3 points (.433 FGs, .360 3FGs, .809 FTs), 2.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 22.2 minutes per game in 460 outings (started 128).
Robinson is averaging 4.8 points (.424 FGs, .577 FTs), 4.7 rebounds and 15.9 minutes per game in 51 contests as a rookie this season. He has scored in double-figures in seven games and grabbed 10 or more rebounds on five occasions. Robinson was selected by the Kings as an undergraduate (junior) out of Kansas with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Honeycutt, currently in his second NBA season, is averaging 0.9 points (.273 FGs, 0-2 3FGs, 2-2 FTs), 1.1 rebounds and 3.6 minutes per game in nine contests off the bench for Sacramento. He has recorded career averages of 1.2 points (.314 FGs, .200 3FGs, .714 FTs), 1.0 rebounds and 5.0 minutes per game in 24 outings. Honeycutt was selected by the Kings as a sophomore out of UCLA with the 35th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
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Courtesy of Seminole Productions, take a look back at all the best moments from the 2012 Florida State Football season:
And here is a sneak peak at the FSU football behind-the-scenes show that will air on Sun Sports HD on Feb. 2:
Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel and kicker Dustin Hopkins are set to compete in the 2013 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge. The event will air Feb. 2 at 10 p.m. on ESPN2 and will then re-air on ESPN2 Sunday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. and at noon Feb. 17. ESPN will also carry an encore at 4 p.m. on April 14.
Here is a list of all the competitors:
Quicken Loans QB Accuracy
EJ Manuel - FSU
Ryan Nassib - Syracuse
Mike Glennon - NC State
Jordan Rodgers - Vanderbilt
Alec Ogletree - LB - Georgia
Giovani Bernard - RB - UNC
TJ McDonald - S - USC
Khaseem Greene - LB - Rutgers
Skechers GoRun Hands Competition
Matt Elam - S - Florida
Kenny Vaccaro - S - Texas
Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - Tennessee
Robert Woods - WR - USC
Mercedes-Benz Lineman Strength Challenge
Sylvester Williams - DT - UNC
Sam Montgomery - DT - LSU
Damontre Moore - DE - Texas A&M
Alex Okafor - DE - Texas
Dustin Hopkins - FSU
Caleb Sturgis - Florida
Brett Maher - Nebraska
Brett Baer - Louisiana-Lafayette
June 9-11 Youth Camp ages 8 - 8th grade
June 12 -14 High School Camp 1
June 15 Team Camp Linemen & 7 on 7
July 17-19 High School Camp 2
Bonus - Here's the game-winning call synced over top of game broadcast:
- James Coley: FSU offensive coordinator to Miami offensive coordinator
- Eddie Gran: FSU running backs/special teams coach to Cincinnati offensive coordinator
- Dameyune Craig: FSU quarterbacks coach/recruiting coordinator to Auburn co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach
- Mark Stoops: FSU defensive coordinator/secondary coach to Kentucky head coach
- D.J. Eliot: FSU defensive ends coach to Kentucky defensive coordinator/linebackers coach
- Greg Hudson: FSU linebackers coach to Purdue defensive coordinator
Courtesy of the University of Miami:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - James Coley, who served the last three seasons as offensive coordinator at Florida State, has been named the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Miami, head coachAl Golden announced Thursday.
Coley spent the last five seasons in Tallahassee on Jimbo Fisher's staff - all five as tight ends coach and the last three as the offensive coordinator. As the recruiting coordinator at Florida State in 2008 and 2009, he was instrumental in the Seminoles landing back-to-back Top 10 signing classes and was also named the ACC's top recruiter in 2010 by ESPN.com.
"We're excited about adding James Coley's leadership, expertise and passion to our staff and Miami Hurricane Football," Golden said. "I've been an admirer of his offenses output and execution, his commitment to student-athlete development as well as his relentless approach to recruiting Dade and Broward counties.
"Coach Coley will be a great asset to the University of Miami and we welcome him, his wife Kenia and their two children back to South Florida," Golden said.
Prior to Florida State, Coley spent one season in his hometown of Miami as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at FIU. He completed overhauled the Golden Panthers offense and established new standards for rushing yardage, as the unit doubled its production over the second half of the season.
He spent two seasons as an offensive assistant with the Miami Dolphins under Nick Saban. While with the Dolphins, Coley worked with running backs Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown when the duo boasted the NFL's seventh-best rushing attack. In 2006, he worked with the Dolphins' receivers, including All-Pro Chris Chambers and Wes Welker, and was responsible for breaking down opposing defenses and self-scouting as the quality control coach.
Coley's college coaching career began as a graduate assistant at LSU on then-offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher's staff in 2003 and 2004. The Tigers won the 2003 SEC and National Championships and played in the 2004 Capital One Bowl.
Coley spent six years as a high school football coach in Miami from 1997-2002, first as quarterbacks coach from 1997-99 at Miami Senior HS, where he worked with former Hurricanes stars and current NFL standouts Andre Johnson and Roscoe Parrish. He then spent 2000-02 as assistant head coach/offensive coordinator at Miami Norland HS, where he coached future college stars Dwayne Bowe (LSU), Kareem Brown (Miami), Alexander Bostic III (FIU) and Antwan Barnes (FIU). Coley's high school coaching career concluded with Miami Norland winning the 6A state title in 2002.
He earned his bachelor's degree from Florida State in 1997 and his master's degree from LSU in 2004. Coley and his wife Kenia have two children - Madison and Brady. The Coleys own a home in Coconut Grove and both of their extended families reside in South Florida.
From the Florida State Athletic Training Staff on the status of Mike Compton:
Sophomore right hander Mike Compton is out indefinitely as he is receiving treatment for a right elbow sprain . He will be reevaluated in two weeks at which time we hope to have more information on his status.
Florida State will host numerous military families and personnel this Thursday night for the Florida State vs. Clemson men's basketball game at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Below is a list of the groups and individuals that will be recognized during the game.
Staff Sergeant Cody Chism, who served in the Army as a Combat Medic for 10 years in Germany and in Operation Iraqi Freedom 07/09, and was medically retired from the army do to combat related injuries.
A large group of student veterans will also be recognized.
Leon and Gadsden Country Troops, who recently returned home:
Florida Army National Guard troops from the 869th Engineer Company returned home from Afghanistan earlier this month. The 56 guardsmen, coming mainly from Gadsden and Leon counties, returned home to the National Guard Armory in Quincy after being away since February 2012. The company performed engineering operations for the United States Central Command's Material Recovery Effort.
*FSU Joint Air Force ROTC will present the colors.
Tiffany McCarty became the highest draft selection in Florida State women's soccer history Friday morning when she was taken second overall by the Washington Spirit in the first round of the National Women's Soccer League Draft.
But that's not the only history the former FSU star made.
According to FSU baseball/soccer sports information director Jason Leturmy, McCarty becomes just the third Seminoles student-athlete from any varsity sport to be selected by a professional team in the first two picks of that squad's league draft. She's the second player to ever go No. 2 overall, joining former baseball star J.D. Drew who was taken second in the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies.
The only other 'Noles player to go higher was Paul Wilson when the former standout baseball player was taken first overall by the New York Mets in 1994. Wilson is the highest drafted Florida State student-athlete in school history.
The highest football selection in FSU history is Andre Wadsworth, who was taken No. 3 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 1998 NFL Draft. Former 'Noles defensive end Bjoern Werner could match or top that in this April's draft as he is widely viewed as a consensus top-10 pick.
McCarty was joined Friday by teammates Casey Short and Taylor Vancil, who were both taken fifth and 17th overall in the NWSL Draft, respectively.
Courtesy of the ACC:
Greensboro, N.C.--The Atlantic Coast Conference Friday announced the football conference opponents and sites for the 2013 season incorporating new members Pittsburgh and Syracuse into the 14-team league. As the conference did in its previous expansion in 2005, this year's schedule of league football opponents is entirely a new scheduling model that is not based off the previous schedule.
complete 2013 ACC Football Schedule, including specific dates, is expected to
be announced in early February.
ACC team will play eight conference games in football (four home and four
away), six games within their division (three home, three away) and two games
(one home, one away) with crossover opponents from the opposite division. In
2013, all Atlantic Division members will host their primary crossover opponent
while Coastal Division members will host a rotating crossover opponent.
school's primary crossover opponent does not change, while its rotating
crossover opponent will change each year. With the exception of Pittsburgh and
Syracuse, all schools will be playing their rotating crossover opponent for the
first time since 2009. Pittsburgh joins the Coastal Division while Syracuse
will compete in the Atlantic Division and the two schools will play each other annually
as primary crossovers. The other primary crossovers will stay consistent. The
primary crossovers are:
Atlantic Division.................. Coastal Division
Boston College..................... Virginia Tech
Clemson............................. Georgia Tech
Florida State........................ Miami
NC State............................. North Carolina
Wake Forest........................ Duke
as in 2005, the new model of conference opponents will result in repeat site
games in order to balance home and away schedules. This year, taking into
account the existing schedule, there will be a total of just six repeat site
games, all limited to the 2013 football season.
The games with opponents traveling
to the same site as in 2012 are: Duke at Wake Forest; Duke at Virginia Tech; Miami
at Duke; Georgia Tech at Clemson; Virginia Tech at Boston College; and Virginia
Tech at Miami.
the conference is releasing just the 2013 ACC opponents at this time, this
schedule model may be used as the basis for a full, multi-year schedule in the
are the 2013 conference football opponents for each ACC school. The games are
listed with divisional games first in alphabetical order, followed by primary
crossover (pc) and then rotating crossover (rc) games:
Boston College Clemson Florida State Maryland
at Clemson Boston College at Boston College Boston College
Florida State Florida State at Clemson Clemson
at Maryland at Maryland Maryland at Florida State
NC State at NC State NC State at NC State
at Syracuse at Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse
Wake Forest Wake Forest at Wake Forest at Wake Forest
Virginia Tech (pc) Georgia Tech (pc) Miami (pc) Virginia (pc)
at North Carolina (rc) at Virginia (rc) at Pittsburgh (rc) at Virginia Tech (rc)
NC State Syracuse Wake Forest
at Boston College Boston College at Boston College
Clemson Clemson at Clemson
at Florida State at Florida State Florida State
Maryland at Maryland Maryland
Syracuse at NC State NC State
at Wake Forest Wake Forest at Syracuse
North Carolina (pc) Pittsburgh (pc) Duke (pc)
at Duke (rc) at Georgia Tech (rc) at Miami (rc)
Duke Georgia Tech Miami North Carolina
Georgia Tech at Duke at Duke Duke
Miami at Miami Georgia Tech at Georgia Tech
at North Carolina North Carolina at North Carolina Miami
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh
at Virginia at Virginia Virginia Virginia
at Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech at Virginia Tech
at Wake Forest (pc) at Clemson (pc) at Florida State (pc) at NC State (pc)
NC State (rc) Syracuse (rc) Wake Forest (rc) Boston College (rc)
Pittsburgh Virginia Virginia Tech
at Duke Duke Duke
at Georgia Tech Georgia Tech at Georgia Tech
Miami at Miami at Miami
North Carolina at North Carolina North Carolina
Virginia at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
at Virginia Tech Virginia Tech at Virginia
at Syracuse (pc) at Maryland (pc) at Boston College (pc)
Florida State (rc) Clemson (rc) Maryland (rc)
|2012 FWAA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM|
|QB||Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M||6-1||200||Kerrville, Texas|
|RB||• Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech||6-0||215||Strong, Ark.|
|RB||• Todd Gurley, Georgia||6-1||218||Tarboro, N.C.|
|WR||Davante Adams, Fresno State||6-2||200||Palo Alto, Calif.|
|WR||• Amari Cooper, Alabama||6-1||198||Miami, Fla.|
|WR||J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State||5-10||185||Phenix City, Ala.|
|TE||• Devin Funchess, Michigan||6-5||229||Farmington Hills, Mich.|
|OL||Jack Allen, Michigan State||6-1||295||Hinsdale, Ill.|
|OL||Austin Blythe, Iowa||6-3||275||Williamsburg, Iowa|
|OL||Jake Brendel, UCLA||6-4||295||Plano, Texas|
|OL||Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech||6-5||303||Rockdale, Texas|
|OL||Parker Ehinger, Cincinnati||6-7||290||Rockford, Mich.|
|OL||Tyler Johnstone, Oregon||6-6||292||Chandler, Ariz.|
|DL||Deion Barnes, Penn State||6-4||246||Philadelphia, Pa.|
|DL||• Devonte Fields, TCU||6-4||240||Arlington, Texas|
|DL||Samuel Ukwuachu, Boise State||6-4||222||Pearland, Texas|
|DL||• Leonard Wllliams, USC||6-5||270||Daytona Beach, Fla.|
|LB||Kyler Fackrell, Utah State||6-5||236||Mesa, Ariz.|
|LB||Cory James, Colorado State||6-0||235||Del Rio, Texas|
|LB||Tyler Matakevich, Temple||6-1||220||Stratford, Conn.|
|LB||Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss||5-11||203||Loganville, Ga.|
|DB||Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee||5-11||229||Lithonia, Ga.|
|DB||• Ronald Darby, Florida State||5-11||189||Oxon Hill, Md.|
|DB||• KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame||5-11||182||Everett, Wash.|
|DB||• Trevon Stewart, Houston||5-9||183||Patterson, La.|
|P||• Tyler Williams, Marshall||6-0||195||Fort Wayne, Ind.|
|K||• Austin Lopez, San Jose State||6-0||170||Euless, Texas|
|PR||• Jaime Wilson, Western Michigan||5-11||196||Belle Glade, Fla.|
|KR||• Duke Johnson, Miami||5-9||188||Miami, Fla.|
|AP||• Stefon Diggs, Maryland||6-1||185||Gaithersburg, Md.|
|Urban Meyer, Ohio State|
|• Denotes true freshman|
The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson at email@example.com or 972-713-6198.
|2012 FWAA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA COMMITTEE|
|Marc Anderson||Las Vegas Review Journal||Mountain West|
|Andrew Gribble||Alabama Meda Group||SEC|
|Mike Griffith||MLive.com||Big Ten|
|Rich Hammond||Orange County Register||Pac-12|
|Tommy Hicks||Mobile Press-Register||Sun Belt|
|Blair Kerkhoff||Kansas City Star||Big 12|
|Tom Luicci||Newark Star-Ledger||Big East|
|Brian Murphy||Idaho Statesman||WAC|
|Phil Stukenborg||Memphis Commercial Appeal||Conference USA|
|John Wagner||Toledo Blade||MAC|
Courtesy of ESPN:
ESPN's Discover Orange Bowl telecast, No. 12 Florida State defeating No. 15 Northern Illinois 31-10, was the most-viewed program of the night - broadcast or cable - with an average of 10,562,000 viewers and a 7.1 coverage rating (6.1 US rating). The 2013 game showed viewership and ratings increases of 47 percent (vs. 7,174,000 ) and 34 percent (5.3 coverage rating) over the 2012 Orange Bowl, a 70-33 victory of No. 23 West Virginia over No. 15 Clemson.
The following players were listed on the most first team All-America teams competing against players at that position only. To be selected a player has to be named first team on at least two of the five selected All-American teams. Second and third teams were used to break ties. Five organizations were used to compile the consensus team -- American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation.
There were 12 players that were unanimous choices by all five organizations and one, Zach Ertz, who was named on four teams while the fifth (the Football Writers Association of America) did not name a tight end. Note: Each of the five teams has a different way of listing the returner or all-purpose player. For the purpose of the Consensus All-America team those categories were treated as one position.
WR--*Marqise Lee, Southern California, 6-0, 195, So.
WR--*Terrance Williams, Baylor, 6-2, 205, Sr.
TE--*Zach Ertz, Stanford, 6-6, 252, Sr.
OL--*Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, 6-3, 295, Sr.
OL--*Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, 6-6, 310, Jr.
OL--*Chance Warmack, Alabama, 6-3, 320, Sr.
OL--David Yankey, Stanford, 6-5, 301, Jr.
C--Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-5, 302, Sr.
QB--Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 200, Fr.
RB--Montee Ball, Wisconsin, 5-11, 215, Sr.
RB--Kenjon Barner, Oregon, 5-11, 192, Sr.
RB--Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, 5-10, 197, So.
PK--Cairo Santos, Tulane, 5-8, 160, Jr.
Returner/All-Purpose--Dri Archer, Kent St., 5-8, 175, Sr.
DL--*Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 256, So.
DL--*Bjoern Werner, Florida St., 6-4, 255, Jr.
DL--Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr.
DL--Will Sutton, Arizona St., 6-1, 267, Jr.
LB--*Jarvis Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 241, Jr.
LB--*Manti Te'o, Notre Dame, 6-2, 255, Sr.
LB--C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Jr.
DB--*Dee Milliner, Alabama, 6-1, 199, Jr.
DB--*Phillip Thomas, Fresno St., 6-1, 215, Sr.
DB--Jordan Poyer, Oregon St., 6-0, 190, Sr.
DB--Eric Reid, LSU, 6-2, 212, Jr.
P--*Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech, 6-2, 215, Sr.
* Indicates unanimous first team selection; Bold indicates consensus repeater from 2011 (Barrett Jones was named as an offensive lineman last season)
Note: Three running backs are named because of a tie for the second spot. Both Ball and Carey made three first teams each.
Florida State junior Bjoern Werner has added another piece of post-season hardware. Werner was named Friday to the FWAA All-American Team making him a consensus All-American for 2012.
Here is the official release, courtesy of the FWAA:
DALLAS (FWAA) - The powerful Southeastern Conference, which has claimed the last six national football championships and has a chance for a seventh next month, has placed 11 of the 26 players on the 69th Football Writers Association of America All-America Team.
Among the star-studded lineup of players on the team was Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner Manti Te'o of Notre Dame, Outland Trophy winner Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M.
The FWAA All-America Team, the second-longest continuously-published team in major college football, was announced on SiriusXM Radio's College Sports Nation this morning. Since 1944, the FWAA has named an All-America team, and this season an extra returner was added to increase the number of players on the team to 26.
Besides the SEC, the other conferences to place multiple players on the team were the Big 12 (three), Pac-12 (three), Atlantic Coast (two) and Mid-American (two). Nine of the 11 NCAA Bowl Subdivision conferences, however, were represented on the team. It is the first time the MAC has had more than a single player on the team.
Texas A&M and Alabama, two of the SEC's powerhouse teams, placed four and three players on the FWAA team, respectively. Alabama had center Barrett Jones, offensive tackle Chance Warmack and defensive back Dee Milliner. Texas A&M placed offensive tackles Joeckel and Jake Matthews, Manziel, and defensive end Damontre Moore on the squad. SEC teams LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Georgia also had one player each on the team.
Manziel, who is the first freshman quarterback in the 69-year history of the FWAA team, is the only freshman (redshirt) on the 2012 team. And there were only two sophomores, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina and wide receiver Marqise Lee of USC. Jones of Alabama and linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia were the only two repeaters from 2011.
The FWAA All-America Committee selected three wide receivers on the team because of the depth of talent at the position and dropped the tight end. Another oddity was the team included two Outland Trophy winners. Jones was the 2011 Outland winner as a junior when he played tackle.
|2012 FWAA ALL-AMERICA TEAM|
Courtesy of Cincinnati athletics:
CINCINNATI - Former University of Cincinnati assistant coach Eddie Gran will return to Clifton as the Bearcats offensive coordinator, head coach Tommy Tuberville announced Thursday.
He served as UC's wide receivers coach from 1992-93.
Gran is wrapping up his 26th season of collegiate coaching and his third season at Florida State, where he serves as associate head coach, tutoring the running backs and coordinating special teams.
In 2012, Gran's coaching and position group responsibilities helped lead the Seminoles to their first ACC Championship since 2005, first 11-win season since 2000 and ninth Orange Bowl appearance. Gran will coach the Seminoles in the Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois before joining the Bearcats.
"I'm pleased and excited Eddie has agreed to join us here in Cincinnati," Tuberville said. "We have a lot of history together and have won a lot of football games at Auburn and Mississippi. He's has proven himself to be a great coach and outstanding recruiter. He knows this area well from his previous coaching stop here so it was a natural fit."
Gran's 26 seasons in the college ranks includes stops from coast-to-coast. It began at his alma mater Cal Lutheran, where he played four seasons as a wide receiver. He spent 15 seasons as a running backs coach and special teams coordinator in the SEC, including 10 years at Auburn, followed by a stop at Tennessee before coming to Florida State in 2010.
He has also established himself as one of the nation's top recruiters. He has spent the better part of two decades recruiting Miami and greater South Florida as his primary territory. He helped the Seminoles attract the nation's No. 1 recruiting class in 2011 and was named one of ESPN.com's Top 25 Recruiters of the Year in 2011.
This past season was one of the best ever for Gran's special teams' pupils. FSU kicker Dustin Hopkins set the NCAA career record for scoring by a kicker (459 points) and was a finalist the Lou Groza Award for the second-straight year in addition to numerous All-America honors and First Team All-ACC accolades.
The Noles' punt return and kickoff return units were arguably the most dynamic in the country, as each ranked second in the ACC and No. 7 and No. 17 in nation, respectively. Rashad Greene scored two touchdowns on punt returns and ranked second in the country with a 15.35 punt return average, while Tyler Hunter also had a punt return score. On kickoff returns, Lamarcus Joyner and Karlos Wiliams combined to average 24.6 yards per return.
Under Gran's direction, FSU's stable of running backs also had one of the most prolific seasons in the country and in school history, averaging 203 rushing yards per game and tallying 2,639 yards and an FSU-record 37 touchdowns on the ground in 2012.
The Seminoles rushed for over 200 yards seven times, including a 385-yard performance versus Wake Forest, and had three different running backs rush for over 500 yards in Chris Thompson (687 yards, five touchdowns), Devonta Freeman (630 yards, eight touchdowns) and James Wilder, Jr. (583 yards, 13 touchdowns). Thompson, who played in eight games before suffering a season-ending knee injury, was named Second Team All-ACC and captured the ACC's Brian Piccolo Award given to the conference's "most courageous" player.
Gran has a strong record for developing backfield talent. During his 14 seasons as the assistant to Coach Tuberville at Ole Miss and Auburn, he sent eight running backs to the NFL, including former Tigers Carnell Williams, Ronnie Brown, Rudi Johnson, Brandon Jacobs, Heath Evans and Kenny Irons. They were preceded by former Rebels Deuce McCallister and John Avery.
Tennessee's Mario Hardesty (1,345 yards) added his name to the lengthy list of 1,000-yard rushers Gran has worked with over the course of his career in `09. Hardesty, who did not fumble on 282 carries from scrimmage in 2009, was a second-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2010. He was selected one slot after Auburn's Ben Tate (Houston Texans), whom Gran coached in 2008.
Gran's tenure as a special teams coach included oversight of Auburn kicker John Vaughn, who was the SEC Special Teams Player of the Year in 2006. With his hands-on approach in all facets of special teams play, Gran is widely regarded as one of the most meticulous in tutoring the game's critical "third phase."
The Escondido, Calif. native earned his bachelor's degree from Cal Lutheran in 1987.
Gran and his wife, Rosemary, have four daughters, Bently, Dillan, Sydney and Lucy Grace.
They are deeply involved in the community for a cause that has changed their lives and continues to impact others. The Sydney Gran Foundation is a charity designed to support children's hospitals and other families whose children are facing serious illness. Sydney, the third of the Gran's four daughters, was born with the rare disease called Holoprosnecephaly. She passed away just shy of her sixth birthday in 2005. Additional information is available at www.sydneygranfoundation.org.
According to a new list published by U.S. News, FSU is the most efficient university in the nation.
Per U.S. News, the list is "based on operating efficiency, defined as a school's 2011 fiscal year financial resources per student divided by its overall score (the basis U.S. News uses to determine its overall numerical rank) in the 2013 Best Colleges rankings. This calculation reveals how much each school is spending to achieve one point in the overall score and its position in the rankings."
Florida State tops the list with $17,731 spent per student.
"It's an amazing compliment to how the university runs itself and what our faculty does to deliver for our students," FSU president Dr. Eric J. Barron told the Tallahassee Democrat. "Can you imagine what we would do with an extra dollar? We would put it to good use."
|School name (state)||U.S. News National Universities rank||Financial resources per student (FY 2011)|
|Florida State University||97||$17,731|
|Brigham Young University--Provo (UT)||68||$20,441|
|Miami University--Oxford (OH)||89||$19,091|
|University of Alabama||77||$20,288|
|College of William and Mary (VA)||33||$27,572|
|Colorado School of Mines||77||$21,417|
|University of Missouri||97||$21,226|
|Binghamton University--SUNY (NY)||89||$22,181|
|Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Newark||115||$20,801|
|University of Georgia||63||$27,028|
|Clemson University (SC)||68||$26,293|
|University of South Carolina||115||$21,389|
|Clark University (MA)||83||$25,073|
|Duquesne University (PA)||120||$21,216|
|University of Oregon||115||$21,749|
|Texas Christian University||92||$24,486|
|Missouri University of Science & Technology||125||$21,044|
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