Monday Morning Tomahawks- Wednesday, 07.29.09 Edition

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  • The Pre-Season All-ACC Team was announced.  Did any 'Noles make it?
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  • How explosive was FSU's offense last year?
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  • An excellent look at GTech's passing game
  • A high quality Clemson Preview
  • A well written take on the ACC's parity
  • A statistical breakdown of ACC predictions
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Preseason All-ACC team announced - ACC - ESPN
Florida State got two- Rodney Hudson and Dekoda Watson. VTech and GTech each had three. Clemson had two, and none on defense which is insane considering their defense is even better than VTech's. BC got two linemen. I can't complain here, because McMahon struggled last year. The Coastal had 14 players, the Atlantic 11.

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Florida State senior linebacker Dekoda Watson and junior guard Rodney Hudson earned preseason All-ACC football honors, following Monday's vote by media members attending the league's football kickoff at Grandover Resort.

The Seminoles' lone representatives on the 24-member team, Watson and Hudson were the top vote-getters at their respective positions.

Watson finished fourth on the team with 46 tackles in 2008, despite missing three games and suffering an elbow injury against Colorado in his first appearance of the season. The injury, which required offseason surgery, did not prevent him from posting a career-high 10 tackles and blocking a punt for a safety in the win over the Buffaloes. He closed the season with 28 tackles over the final four games and added a 51-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the Seminoles' Champs Sports Bowl rout of Wisconsin.

Hudson followed up his Freshman All-American campaign in 2007 with an equally-impressive sophomore season, earning first-team All-ACC honors in 2008 as he established himself as one of the top guards in the nation. He participated in a team-high 893 snaps, was penalized only once and allowed one sack while leading all FSU linemen with the top passing or running grade 16 times. Hudson was selected ACC Offensive Linemen of the Week a league-high, three times.

 

Barnhart Joins CBS College Sports Network's Roster - 2009-07-29 12:09:35 EDT | Multichannel News
Tony Barnhart will join CBS College Sports Network as the host of a primetime college football talk show in September. Since we're with CBS now too, we are being considered for some appearances.  

 

Phil Steele- Florida State
We are now the official FSU correspondent for Phil Steele. This was an off-season update we put together.

 

ACC Offensive Plays Per Touchdown in 2008 - Gobbler Country
A look at rushing and passing offensive explosiveness for ACC teams in 2008. FSU was 1st in rushing and average in passing.

 

Florida State football players grade well in bench press tests | tallahassee.com | Tallahassee Democrat

  • Brandon Davis: 1st time benching 400 lbs/power clean of 300 lbs 
  • Andrew Datko: 100 lbs improvement in bench- now 405 lbs (weighs 293lbs w/ 16% bodyfat) 
  • Greenlee: 370>405 lbs in bench- 5.1 40yd dash 
  • Dionte Allen: 225> 300 lbs in bench 
  • AJ Alexander: 225> 300 lbs in bench, 9' 8" Broad Jump 
  • Harley: weighs 210, 375 lbs in bench, 4.31/40yd (crazy), 11ft. Broad Jump 
  • Little: 330>380 in bench 
  • Jacobbi: 385 lbs bench 
  •  Nigel Carr had a really nice summer.

Player Workout Photo Gallerylesports.com | Tallahassee Democrat | Covering FSU football and Seminoles sports at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL
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Florida State Football Summer Conditioning
50 Pictures of the team and video, plus interviews of Bert Reed and Kendrick Stewart.  

 

Its ClemPson dammit, not Clemzzzun: Clemson Sports Blog: GT: Defending the Run & Shoot
Just an excellent breakdown. Well worth the read.

 

The Quad Countdown: No. 35 Clemson - The Quad Blog - NYTimes.com
Clemson has come a long way from its 3-3 start in 2008, but the Tigers have some work to do in order to win the A.C.C. Atlantic division.

 

The Red Herring of Conference- good stuff from Spencer.

 

2009 ACC Media Predictions Broken Down - From The Rumble Seat
How accurate are the media's preseason predictions? Bird digs a little deeper inside the numbers.

 

FootballOutsiders.com Mentions TomahawkNation

 

Smart Football: Responses to responses about David and Goliath Strategies
Responds to MattDNole's series. Great back and forth.

 

2009 ACC Media Predictions Broken Down - From The Rumble Seat
How accurate are the media's preseason predictions? Bird digs a little deeper inside the numbers.

 

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