OT: Holy smokes, FSU's Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M is a real thing

OT: Holy smokes, FSU's Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M is a real thing

Submitted by Caesar on November 30th, 2017 at 3:40 AM

It seems impossible to me, but these rumors are gaining steam (link).

FSU is currently hemorrhaging recruits, including 4 star CB Houston Griffith (247 link) and 4 star OL Verdis Brown (247 link).

As a side note, I'm hoping Michigan can grab some of these awesome prospects. 

Edit: If there are any Michigan fans rumbling about Harbaugh, there's a lesson somewhere in this. FSU had a pretty horrible season--far worse than Michigan--and Jimbo's frustration driving him to A&M of all places leaves FSU with a pretty rough coaching situation.

Edit 2: Here's another story (link), this one slightly more strongly-worded and detailed. 

The OFFICIAL Florida State Seminoles Look-A-Like Thread

The OFFICIAL Florida State Seminoles Look-A-Like Thread

Submitted by UMProud on December 27th, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Let's get to know our upcoming opponent the Florida State University Seminoles!

Start HERE

http://www.seminoles.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPID=157113&SPSID=917030

Click on the player's name to bring up their picture.  HINT:  Set width to 150 when posting the image

 

 

FSU fans already talking trash about Michigan

FSU fans already talking trash about Michigan

Submitted by Decatur Jack on December 8th, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Okay so to be fair they started talking smack about us immediately after the bowl was announced, but I wanted to give it a couple days so I could collect some gems. Like most of our opponents, they don't appear to think much of us.

http://www.tomahawknation.com/2016/12/5/13838586/noles-state-football-r…
http://www.seminoles.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=211339590 http://www.tomahawknation.com/florida-state-football-fsu-noles/2016/12/…
http://www.tomahawknation.com/florida-state-football-fsu-noles/2016/12/…
https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=news&q=florida%20state%20m…
https://www.facebook.com/FSUFootball/posts/1246752962065431

Orange Bowl Bound: Noles to Beat Michigan in South Florida
Jim harbaugh likes "the white pony and spear" tradition of FSU. Man, I just hope we are able to kick his nards in and shut the clown up for awhile.
Harbaugh is annoying, seems whiny
Does Michigan have a tradition, other than getting beat by their rivals? Lost what 13 of last 15 to Ohio State? Harbaugh 0-2 vs his biggest rival now, 1-1 against MSU. Couldnt get it done with 40+ seniors on the roster. No division titles, no conference titles, no national titles. Please keep hyping him up media. Going to enjoy watching them lose the next couple years.
Who the F*ck you calling a pony?!?
Michigan. won’t. win. Mark. My. Words.
I'll take FSU speed over Michigan 'physicality' any day
I also think FSU’s defense could not have asked for a better match up.
Their reasoning - they beat UF 41-7 last year.
I don’t think they understand how much better the Noles are than UF.
Dalvin Cook… In the Orange Bowl? In his hometown? In front of his Family? For the last time in Garnet and Gold? LOL that’s just plain comical They just gave up 200 yards on the ground to OSU.. But they are going to silence the best back in the country… I can’t wait…
Saunders is the exact guy who can kill their defense.
i think we win the game. great point. people acting like michigan are world beaters on defense. i still question the competition they faced.
The game is in Florida, but our players won’t be distracted by that while Michigan’s players will be basking in the humidity for the first time in months, in other words, vacation mentality. I just think we’re due and we’re riding a winning streak while Michigan is doing the opposite. I like the way it shapes up. I’m predicting a Seminole victory all the way!
'Consolation game' for Mich...wow
So we’re supposed to be their whipping bitches because they got robbed at a chance at the playoffs..boo effin hoo … If Jimbo can’t motivate his squad for this bowl….
Please excuse me …my wife (though an avid ’Nole) was born in An Arbor and her father, his father, his wife and all his other children and seemingly all their lineage since pre-biblical times are Mich alums… need to beat the crap out of Mr. 9 million and kick his milk-drinking ass to the curb… ha ha .. whew… had to vent… feel better…
Mother in Law (typical doctor’s wife): "…and did you know that Michigan has the most affluent alumni in all of college football…and no academic monies are spent on the athletic program and…"
… on and on and on and on…Anyway, you get my point. LOL
i know and can relate to the attitudes of U of M alum. majority of them think they better than everyone else. you had to be there to experience it. i was just listening to detroit sports radio (on podcast) host mike valenti talk about entitled michigan fans and why nobody likes them.
Michigan….
That QB….
Man, our defense will feast on him.
I know one thing.
Michigans uniforms are god awful, I’ve never liked them.
We should also remember, we don't lose to UMs any more...It just doesn't happen.
Boom baby
I’ve watched UM play a few games this year and have no doubt the Noles can handle this. Heck, my other school (Iowa) beat them. Love this matchup.
Jimbo is pretty good at beating UM teams at Doak South.
You know, Jimbo asked for this game
You have to believe he likes this match up to specifically ask for Michigan.
We must beat harbaugh I'm tired of him already.
Perfect game for us to up our status for the year and going into next year.
25th anniversary of 51-31 at the Big House
I love this match-up.
Our defense matches up very well with their offense. They have a pro-style system and an immobile mediocre QB. They don’t really have any real scary skill position players either.
Defensively they are very good, but we still have Dalvin, and I don’t think they’ve played against an offense as dynamic as ours.
How many times has Michigan had to defend Dalvin Cook this year? Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah! That’s RIGHT! They HAVEN’T!! OH, YEAH! CAN’T WAIT!! Show ‘em Dalvin…., show ’em who shoulda won the Heisman! Can’t Wait……
Michigan is going to score 34? That sounds a bit high.
When the dust settles after the 2016 season, I want my Noles at 10-3 with a big Orange Bowl victory.
I hope their whole team gets the flu the night before
Michigan has a very good defense but they haven’t seen Dalvin Cook. We will be able to get after a QB who isnt a dual threat. Hopefully Derwin James plays this game
Cook is gonna….
Have a game for the ages.
150+ and 3 TDs.
Sort of a homecoming for him, and he will want to prove he should have atleast been invited to NYC.
Will further boost his draft stock.
they don’t have more overall talent than we do…. no way. They are overrated IMO, especially that do it all player they have, whose name I refuse to mention in the Heisman race. If he makes it to NYC and Cook doesn’t…… then wow
the facts are Michigan has sucked the last few weeks.
I agree that our biggest challenge is going to be on the offensive side of the ball. You said that you don’t know how we’re going to manufacture points. Well, we do have the best RB in the world (college or pro IMO). lol We do have 2 or 3 WRs and TEs that will play at the next level. We do have the best young QB (arguably) in CF. We also have one of the great offensive minds in CF on the sidelines.
I believe that at the end of the day, it’ll come down to plain ole athletic talent. I think FSU has the better athletes and that’s why we’ll win.
Despite Vegas Line, Seminoles Should Soundly Beat Wolverines in Orange Bowl
Talent on their defense?
You are wrong when you say they have the best corner tandem, and you’re wrong by a lot. We just played a team that has 2 CB’s that are better than Peppers (who everyone loves but is essentially a safety at the next level). Tabor and Wilson are high first round draft picks. UF has an outside shot at drafting 4 guys in the first round on D (with Maye in the second). Michigan has one guy going in the first round, Charlton/Wormley as second day guys (think assignment sound, high IQ/experienced, low ceiling players) and Lewis.
to be honest there’s nothing that exciting about UM
OSU also had plenty of guys open against ‘the vaunted UM defense’
Agree that UF’s CBs are superior to Michigan’s.
Screw ‘em. I’ll take FSU by whatever. We win. Period.
Michigan is ranked 2nd in total defense and FSU is ranked 24th in offense. But how many elite offenses has Michigan faced?
I’m not as concerned about their offense because it’s not anything to rave about.
Cook is gonna ball out.
Last game in G&G, in his hometown, against a top defense, probably mad he didn’t get an invite to NYC, wants to prove to the country he’s the best back…..
Yep Cooks gonna have a monster game. You heard it here first.
I wonder if Michigan fans realize Florida and Florida State are two different teams
Florida State 33 Michigan 28
Winner gets DPJ. So guess that means he'll be a nole haha
Best part of beating Michigan will be seeing Harbaugh cry. fuck that guy for real bruh GO NOLES!!!
Peppers is most overrated player in CFB
Noles 43, UM 14
Harbaugh is scared of our defense
Florida State already using expected Orange Bowl win over Michigan for recruiting gains
So funny that Mich fans think that cuz they beat UF last year they can beat us? thats cray
Is there any worse fan base in college football than Michigans?? Go Noles baby crush those motherfuckers
Dalvin Cook, 300 yards vs Michigan.
Jimbo will prove yet again that he is the superior coach
Hope DPJ is watching #Noles

OT: Humorous take from FSU student body on QB dismissal

OT: Humorous take from FSU student body on QB dismissal

Submitted by MMBbones on July 7th, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Since news seems a little slow today, here's a satirical piece from an FSU student body publication:

FSU Administration Surprises Even Themselves With Sudden Responsible Decision Making

 

Sample bit:

 

“You know, it’s like those magazines say: they shop for groceries like we do, they pick up their dogs’ poop like we do, and now they’ll start respecting the hammer of justice like we do!” Fisher exclaimed while discussing what changes this will bring to Florida State football. “We now have a strict zero-tolerance policy for our football players who have brought less than 6 wins to the team.”

OT: Florida State 2016 Spring Game to be held in Orlando

OT: Florida State 2016 Spring Game to be held in Orlando

Submitted by Noleverine on July 7th, 2015 at 2:12 AM

In the age of neutral site games, Florida State has decided to one-up everyone else and have their Spring Game at a neutral site:

 

“The short term construction challenges of building the Champions Club in Doak Campbell stadium have provided a unique opportunity for our 2016 spring football game,” said Wilcox. “We are pleased to offer our fans greater access to Florida State football at an exciting and refurbished venue in one of the best destinations cities in the world. Moving the game to Orlando and partnering with Steve Hogan and his staff at Florida Citrus Sports will allow us to platform the game and Florida State athletics in exciting and unique new ways.”

If I remember correctly, during renovations to the Big House, Michigan elected to have their Spring Game across the street at Pioneer (ed: Saline)and close it to the public. I like the idea of instead having it in a location central within the state, giving fans who might not want to drive the 6 hours from Miami an opportunity to attend.

[locked] Jimbo Fisher involved in ugly seperation (left up so it won't be reposted)

[locked] Jimbo Fisher involved in ugly seperation (left up so it won't be reposted)

Submitted by Helloheisman on June 12th, 2015 at 11:26 AM

[Ed-S: Jimbo Fisher's divorce proceedings turned up some salacious ugly personal stuff about his wife. There are places other than here where people can talk about it].

Ye Olde Christmas Eve Document Dump: TPD releases 300 police reports involving FSU players

Ye Olde Christmas Eve Document Dump: TPD releases 300 police reports involving FSU players

Submitted by Jon06 on December 25th, 2014 at 2:08 AM

I don't see this on the board, but http://www.talgov.com/tpd/news/4526.aspx.

Aside from the astonishing fact that they produced 300 police reports after an inquiry about 360 FSU athletes' names, the Tallahassee PD highlighted two particular cases, the first of which I preface with Trigger Warning: sexual violence.

So, while compiling the case files in response to a request from ESPN, TPD discovered they'd never tested evidence in the case of an alleged brutal rape involving then-FSU player Demonte McAllister, who I think is @dmtm97 on Twitter, where his tagline reads "Boys do what they wanna do". It may be worth noting that the victim's story changed with respect to where she was when they met. It may also be worth noting that Mcallister presented a series of three completely different stories in quick succession during his interrogation. They've now tested the 3-year-old evidence and reclosed the case without filing charges. You can read the police reports at the link if you want. I warn you that they may be quite upsetting for several different reasons.

In the other case they highlight, current FSU RB Dalvin Cook is somehow involved in an open aggravated assault case.

The 300 police reports include all reports where the athletes were named as victims or witnesses or whatever, so not all of the 300 will turn out to be cases of even alleged criminal activity.

In the spirit of the season, let's keep any political or combative comments to a minimum.

UPDATE:

To focus discussion slightly, here are some questions I have:

Should we expect 300 police reports to mean there are 300 distinct cases? Or will some cases have several reports associated with them?

How many of the 300 are cases of alleged criminal activity by FSU players? (Somebody already brought this up below.)

How many current FSU players are alleged to have committed crimes? (We already know about at least one QB, one FB, and one RB.)

What do you think will happen next? How will FSU respond, if at all?

(Sorry for giving you this moderating chore on Christmas, mods. But, um, merry Christmas?)

Disagreements In Jameis Winston Settlement Talks

Disagreements In Jameis Winston Settlement Talks

Submitted by TooFratToFail on September 24th, 2014 at 1:48 PM

TMZ (and now other outlets) is reporting that Jameis Winston's accuser sought $7 million dollars in exchange for never hearing from her or her attorney again.  This comes from a recent  letter from Winston's legal advisor, David Cronwell (BIG time sports attorney), regarding Winston's agreeing to participate in the Title IX investigation.  Cronwell states in the letter that four days after he received the letter, the accuser's attorney went to the media.  The accuser's attorney insinuated that the encounter had to be rape because she would never sleep with a "black boy."   

Take into account the attorneys in play and their respective careers.  Cronwell is a highly respected and successful national attorney.  Saying something like this without proof is very iffy, especially under Florida's pretty strict Prof. Conduct rules.  Interesting to say the least.  Also, the use of the word "settle" is questionable in this context, if it pertained to a criminal action.  Dropping criminal charges in exchange for payment is a no-no.  In civil cases, fine. The word extortion has been tossed around and might be more appropriate.

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/09/24/report-winstons-acc…

http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2014-09-24/jameis-winst…

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/according-to-lawyer-for…

MOD EDIT - I saw MGlobules comments, and admittedly I didn't really think about the title of this thread as it came into being while I was in a meeting and then rather distracted by other things for much of the evening. On more thoughtful examination, yeah, the title needs some changing. Hopefully, this works - LSA

OT: Jameis Winston's DNA linked by police to alleged incident [LOCKED]

OT: Jameis Winston's DNA linked by police to alleged incident [LOCKED]

Submitted by MikeCohodes on November 21st, 2013 at 9:11 AM

I don't know how many of you have been following the story of the alleged sexual battery by FSU star QB and Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston, but there is a new, potentially game changing development in the case that has leaked to the press today. Previously, I had been skeptical of the accuser's claims due to the fact that she said her assailant was between 5'9" and 5'11" and Winston is 6'4" but now there's actually some concrete proof that links the two of them to some sort of interaction on the night in question back in 2012. Police have compared DNA taken from Winston to the sample from the accuser's rape kit test, and it is a match. This does not prove whether it was consensual or not, but it does imply that there was some sort of sexual contact between Winston and his accuser.

Where do you think this will go from here? Will charges be filed? Will Winston ultimately wind up getting kicked off of the team? And how incompetent/complicit in a cover up is the Tallahassee PD, waiting 11 months to make this test?

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/10009077/dna-analysis-matches-jameis-winston-accuser

***EDIT - title edited to make OT per LSA2k's recommendation, and also so that I may clarify that Winston, like all accused of a crime, is innocent until proven guilty.***

MOD EDIT - Some of the comments in this thread are starting to wander into things we shouldn't be discussing on MGoBlog. LSA

EDIT: NVM ESPN's traditions poll is shut down for now due to tampering

EDIT: NVM ESPN's traditions poll is shut down for now due to tampering

Submitted by Controversialidea on July 7th, 2011 at 7:51 PM

It had only made it to 82 million votes, I don't know WHY they would think that's tampering. smiley

 

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