| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:47 PM
At first I didn't agree with Orlando Sentinel college football editor Iliana Limón Romero, but it finally struck me the other day why the Sentinel named Urban Meyer the most hated coach in the history of college sports. It's not just because he's hated by...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Editor's note: The following column has been corrected to reflect a walk-on UCF player who was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence in April.
Amid all of the criminality and corruption, misconduct and malfeasance in big-time college...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:25 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- As college football icons go, few names rival Bobby Bowden's. For the next two years, at least, the Hall of Famer will lend that name, and his likeness, to Florida State for an all-encompassing marketing and promotions fundraising campaign....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 2:22 AM
For the last week, as the Chopping Block gets ready for the upcoming football season, the blog has been doing a position-by-position breakdown of Florida State's roster by naming a preseason Most Valuable Player for each position group.
It hasn't been...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
How low can Urban Meyer go?
So low that he would turn in the Florida Gators – his former team and the program he still claims to love – for a ticky-tack secondary recruiting violation that never even...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:38 AM
It's the age-old query of the historian. And, through its lens, one can view any war and the subsequent history.
What if the Moors had won the battle of Tours? What if the Allies had been turned back at Normandy? What if Robert E. Lee had...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:45 PM
For Mark Keys, the pen is mightier than the scalpel.
Thirty-four surgeries on his back and legs, coupled with a host of other ailments, have left the onetime boat rigger unable to work and largely homebound since 1991.
His physical problems have led...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett’s thumb clicked his stop watch, his eye brows raised and he smiled. Then he looked back at West Orange wide receiver Garrett Johnson and flashed four fingers … twice.
Johnson, a 5-foot-9,...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:09 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- When the Florida State Seminoles finally take to Bobby Bowden Field later this fall, pay close attention to their defense. If you notice more defensive line stunts, a blitz package you didn't know existed and more defensive back-heavy...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Pennsylvania quarterback J.J. Cosentino officially became the seventh commitment to Florida State's 2014 recruiting class Monday when he announced his choice via Twitter.
Cosentino, under the Twitter handle of @double_J16, tweeted, "Officially Committed...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Everybody in town knew it was going to be stormy and windy and lightning and thundering Sunday afternoon.
It was everywhere.
It was in the newspaper.
It was on the 11 o'clock news.
In situations like this, even youth sports organizers have the good...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:16 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- For two seasons, he was the brightest of stars on a Florida State roster that was full of them. As EJ Manuel went, so did the Seminoles. When they enjoyed postseason success, he was a big reason why. When they experienced regular season...