- 9:26 pm Sunday, September 21st, 2014 by Andy Johnston
Dabo Swinney did the right thing by not starting Deshaun Watson in Clemson’s game at Florida State.
He’s doing the right thing by starting him this week.
Swinney said Sunday that the incredibly talented freshman quarterback from Gainesville will be behind center when the Tigers host North Carolina at 7 p.m. Saturday.
“That’s the decision I had to make based on what I saw,” Swinney said on his Sunday conference call, as reported by the Charleston Post and Courier. “Had Cole played, well, like he played the first couple games, or Deshaun didn’t play well when he went in, we’d kind of [More]
- 6:30 am Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
Let’s take a look at the top five ACC games this season.
Miami at Louisville, Sept. 1 (Monday)
Hey, Louisville. Welcome to the ACC. The Cardinals and coach Bobby Petrino will make their conference debut in prime time. Controversy has followed Petrino to Louisville, which will have a new QB after Teddy Bridgewater went to the NFL.
Clemson at Florida State, Sept. 20
What a debacle for Clemson last season. ABC’s cameras made sure the nation saw FSU’s 51-14 dismantling of the Tigers. Jameis Winston’s quick strikes were too much for Clemson. Guess what? Winston is back and this year’s game is in Tallahassee.
- 11:15 am Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
The ACC was SEC-ond to none last season, according to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher.
Fisher, who led the Seminoles to the national championship with a last-second win over Auburn said: “No conference has ever had as dominant a year as the ACC had last year.”
Comparing the ACC and SEC, Fisher said the ACC had more award winners, and then added this:
“Eleven (ACC) teams had [More]
- 2:30 pm Sunday, August 17th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
Florida State is right where it ended the 2014 season.
The Seminoles, who had 57 of the 60 first-place votes, are No. 1 in the Associated Press Preseason Top 25, ahead of No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 5 Ohio State. FSU had 1,496 points, followed by Alabama with 1,361.
The Seminoles, featuring Heisman Trophy-winning QB Jameis Winston, open the season versus Oklahoma State at 8 p.m. Aug. 30 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Alabama, Oklahoma and Oregon each had one first-place vote.
As expected, the SEC leads the way with eight teams in the preseason [More]
- 10:47 am Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
I love some of the intersectional matchups this year.
These kinds of games — with all the conference pride on the line — tend to rile folks up somewhat.
Here’s a look at what I think are the top non-conference games this season.
Michigan State at Oregon, Sept. 6
Michigan State was one of the best defensive teams in the nation in 2013. Coordinator Pat Narduzzi quickly will know if this year’s group will be able to match the 2013 unit when they face Mariota and Oregon’s speedy offense.
LSU vs. Wisconsin, Aug. 30 (at Houston)
SEC pride will be tested when LSU, which lost 11 [More]
- 8:47 am Thursday, June 19th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
You better get used to Jameis Winston in a Florida State uniform.
That’s according to his father Antonor Winston, who told AL.com that his son will play at least two more years at FSU.
“We want Jameis to succeed with one more year in baseball and two more years in football,” he told the website. “We’ve never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree.”
Winston is from Bessemer native and graduated from Hueytown High in Alabama.
Winston, who won the Heisman Trophy and led the Seminoles to the national championship as a [More]
- 1:37 pm Thursday, May 15th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
If you want to check out Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston leaving Publix with those famous crab legs, here’s the store’s security video.
Winston is wearing a long-sleeve black T-shirt, black shorts and some sort of flip-flops or sandals while leaving the Publix on April 29. The crab legs are plainly visible in the video released by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.
Winston makes an appearance about 5 seconds into the video.
Winston was not arrested when police arrived at his residence around midnight and has completed 20 hours of community service. He didn’t face criminal charges.
Winston threw for 4,057 yards and [More]