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ACC races shaping up with two games to circle Nov 7

ACC races shaping up with two games to circle Nov 7

The date to circle on the ACC calendar is Nov. 7. Not one but a pair of division showdowns will take place to ultimately decide two division titles.One is Clemson (4-0, 1-0) playing host to Florida State (4-0, 2-0). The other is Duke (4-1, 2-0) bussing a few miles down the...

ACC races more wide open than expected

ACC races more wide open than expected

Four Saturdays into the season we’ve seen only a handful of ACC games, but that’s enough to understand how little we know. And that’s a good thing.The last year two years, Florida State’s dominance with back-to-back unbeaten conference crowns told us too much by this point in the...

Soft schedule helps Florida State retain ranking

Soft schedule helps Florida State retain ranking

Unbeaten Florida State slipped from No. 9 to No. 10 in this week’s AP Top 25 poll, but that’s generous. I ranked them No. 14 in the Today’s U vote.Florida State (3-0) already has fallen out of the College Football Playoff conversation. The Seminoles’ up-and-down movement each...

Clemson season comes to down beating Florida State

Clemson season comes to down beating Florida State

Click here for the rest of my Todays U story on Clemson.

Florida State could lose five games this year

Florida State could lose five games this year

You may read this line in 2015 regarding Florida State football: “The Seminoles lost their fifth game in a season for the first time since 2009.”There is too much amiss with off-field problems and lack of leadership among returning players an inexperienced team. The program is...

Five bold predictions for the ACC include Stephen Colbert

Five bold predictions for the ACC include Stephen Colbert

Atlantic Coast Conference officials need a new champion to carry the conference banner. Florida State has been devaluing the ACC currency for too long.Off the field, players running amok have created SEC-like baggage.Click here for my Todaysu.com story on ACC predictions.

Sudden QB race will define Florida State season

Sudden QB race will define Florida State season

Florida State’s quarterback heir-apparent identified Sean Maguire last season and throughout spring drills. That is, until Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson showed up on Florida State’s doorstep in mid-May.We’ll have to wait and see if Maguire and Golson support each other as...

Ohio State and Florida State similar but different

Ohio State and Florida State similar but different

Ohio State’s run of victories includes a 2014 national title and 26-of-29 wins the last two seasons.Florida State’s success features a 2013 national title and a superior winning percentage of 27-of-28 games won the last two seasons.Click here for the rest of my TodaysU.com story...

Pat Narduzzi finds Big Ten fit with Pitt

Pat Narduzzi finds Big Ten fit with Pitt

Former Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi felt close to his roots when he was named the Pitt’s new head coach in late December, recruited in the winter and ran his team through spring drills. Now summer is turning to fall camps. And when the Atlantic Coast...

Monty Montezuma inspired Florida State mascot

Monty Montezuma inspired Florida State mascot

Florida State’s Chief Osceola and Renegade are back where they born on Southern California turf 37 years ago when the Seminoles meet Oregon Thursday in a Rose Bowl that serves as a semifinal game of the first College Football Playoff. All that is missing from the reunion is...