With a Heisman winner at quarterback, an elite receiver and tight end and a senior-laden offensive line, it was a little curious to hear Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher place a premium on freshmen development.
about 1053 days ago | Jared Shanker | Florida State Seminoles
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- NC State is third in the ACC in scoring offense, and Florida State doesn't own either of the spots ahead of the Wolfpack. That doesn't mean anyone is taking NC State's offense over Florida State's, but the Seminoles will need to score more points than previously thought before the season started.
about 1093 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 1116 days ago | Jared Shanker | Florida State Seminoles
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- When Jimbo Fisher is asked about his 2014 class -- and he's been asked a lot -- he smiles and cracks a joke, one that has become part of the fifth-year Florida State coach's preseason vernacular.
about 1129 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 1141 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 1144 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 1145 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 1204 days ago | David M. Hale | Florida State Seminoles