| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:35 PM
There will be plenty of fresh faces at Florida State games this season and one very old one.
After years of irreconcilable differences, former coach Bobby Bowden has agreed to be honored at the football kingdom he built from scratch in the 1970s....
| Sep 1, 2013
| 3:43 PM
A new era is set to begin at Florida State.
FSU quarterback Jameis Winston will start his first game Monday night when the Seminoles face Pittsburgh at Heinz Field in a primetime, nationally televised game.
It's as if Winston's debut was scripted by a...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Jim Mora came to UCLA known as a hothead prone to bouts of spontaneous verbal combustion.
An out-of-town colleague put it to me this way: "You know he's crazy, right?"
Mora lived up to the reputation by screaming at assistant coaches and midlevel...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- One year after Florida State inducted perhaps its most recognized face and personality into its athletics Hall of Fame, the school will be placing a beloved place kicker and current major leaguer in there, as well.
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Six weeks from today, Florida State's 2013 season will begin. It will be the first of what the Seminoles hope will be many games that end with a favorable result, and that may somehow make this year go even better than the last.
Can FSU claim its second...
| 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...
| 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...