'Noles News 02.29.12

Lots of news and notes about Florida State and its opponents to get to today. The last 'Noles news ran on February 20, and I wasn't going to pass up an opportunity to do one on leap day.

FSU Hoops

'Noles play tomorrow night at Virginia. Be here for the awesome live-posts and in-game commentary.

FSU Football

It was a good combine, mostly, for FSU's players.

Bradham Datko Sanders Harris
40-Yard Dash 4.64 5.32 5.41 4.64
Bench press 24 Shoulder 28 14
Vertical jump 37 29.5 27 36
Broad jump 10'1 8'4 8'4 9'10
Three-cone drill 7.18 7.71 8.15
20-yard shuttle 4.37 4.99

Spring Practice starts in just 20 days. Spring preview coming soon.

Pre-Snap Read: Thursday, Blacksburg, ‘Noles, Hokies

Rivals

Gators lineman seeking a sixth season | CollegeFootballTalk

Multiple reports say that Miami QB Stephen Morris will be limited or out for spring practice with back surgery. That leaves Miami with zero healthy quarterbacks who have ever been on the sidelines of an NCAA game (two early-enrollee freshmen will take snaps). Also, the 'Canes are down to just three scholarship receivers, as one of the four (yes, only four) returning scholarship receivers returns. Sounds like that will be a productive spring practice.

Pre-Snap Read: The Worst of Both Worlds for Miami (Fla.)

Miami Hurricanes 2012 Football Schedule - Strap In, It's Going To Get Rough - The 7th Floor
Read this for the ridiculous comments if nothing else. "8-4 at a minimum."

DT Robinson considering transferring – Miami Hurricanes – Sun-Sentinel

Robinson, a 6-foot-3, 295-pounder who missed all of this past season due to a knee injury, is not happy that Hurricanes coaches want to move him to offensive guard and they’re not happy that he has made up his mind he will stay at defensive tackle, where his heart’s at.

He's not very good, anyway.

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2011 ACC postseason top 25: No. 11 Logan Thomas

2011 ACC postseason top 25: No. 16 - Kyle Fuller VT
Kyle Fuller is very good.

ESPN3 Will Broadcast Maroon-White Game | The Key Play
If you want to watch VT's spring game.

2011 ACC postseason top 25: No. 12 - VT OT Blake DeChristopher
Going to be tough to replace.

Friday Mailbag: Sizing up Andrew Luck - CBSSports.com

From @crsegar What would it take for Edsall to be fired after this season?

I've always thought that it's crazy to hire a guy and then fire him after just two or three seasons. You're just not giving the guy a chance to recruit to his system and establish his program. It does take time, and in some cases more than others. Now, if there is a scandal or NCAA issues, it's a different story in regards to how much room a new coach merits. And, for as bad as the Danny O'Brien transfer saga looks, it's nothing that some wins can't remedy from the Terps standpoint.

You almost have no choice but to ride this out for another two seasons if you're Maryland. Randy Edsall's far from a first-time head coach. Maryland knew, or at least should've known what it was getting. Short of another 2-10 season, I don't see how they'd fire him, and even then, I'm not sure they'd pull the plug. Financially, it'd be such a hit for the school, but obviously thus far it's been disastrous but they're on the hook now and they have to give him a chance to turn things around.

The financial part is the biggest thing here.

On Randy Edsall, Danny O'Brien, Vanderbilt, and the Media - Testudo Times
Kind-of-sort-of defending Randy Edsall in the face of Sally Jenkins and Gregg Doyel. Context, people.

Maryland saga shows need for transfer rule to help NCAA athletes - Andy Staples - SI.com

Amid scrutiny, Maryland will allow Danny O'Brien and others to transfer anywhere
Coaches, who can freely switch schools, shouldn't be able to restrict player moves
It shouldn't take a public shaming for coaches to relent; the NCAA needs to act

D.J. Green Suspended For Entire N.C. State Season Due To Drug Test - SBNation.com
N.C. State has now lost its top four backers from 2011.

The Doug Martin Effect: How It Could Improve the Struggling BC Offense - BC Interruption
The Doug Martin Effect: How Could It Improve the Struggling Boston College Offense

Eagle in Atlanta -- atleagle.com: We've been doing it all wrong [UPDATED]

Montel Harris Out For Spring Practice - BC Interruption

NCAA Denies Ifeanyi Momah Sixth Season - BC Interruption

An Early Look at 2012 Boston College Football: The Defense - BC Interruption

Offseason spotlight: Wake Forest - ACC Blog - ESPN
Wake loses four of five starting offensive linemen.

Wake's O-line a question going into spring - ACC Blog - ESPN

Sammy Watkins wants punt return duties - ACC Blog - ESPN
Great.

General CFB

Oregon/NCAA appear headed for summary disposition - CBSSports.com

BCS plus-one format gains momentum - CBSSports.com

Why Do We Have Spring Practice? | Smart Football

Pre-Snap Read: Addressing a Few Lingering Rule Questions

Pre-Snap Read: Who Might Benefit From New Kickoff Rule? FSU mentioned in three of four categories.

ANDREW JACKSON SOLVES EVERY PROBLEM IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL - Every Day Should Be Saturday

THE PROGRAM FILM CLUB: INTRODUCTIONS ARE IN ORDER - Every Day Should Be Saturday

EDSBS FILM CLUB: THE PROGRAM, ACT 1 - Every Day Should Be Saturday

EDSBS FILM CLUB: THE PROGRAM, ACT 2 - Every Day Should Be Saturday

HAIR RAID OFFENSE, AN UNAIRED SBNATION PILOT - Every Day Should Be Saturday

Pre-Snap Read: The Year in Review: Georgia Tech (8-5, 5-3)

Pre-Snap Read: The Year in Review: Utah (8-5, 4-5)

Pre-Snap Read: The Year in Review: Vanderbilt (6-7, 2-6)

Pre-Snap Read: The Year in Review: Cincinnati (10-3, 5-2)
Oh, to play that schedule. 10 wins, haha.

Pre-Snap Read: The Year in Review: Illinois (7-6, 2-6)

Pre-Snap Read:The Year in Review: U.C.L.A. (6-8, 5-4)

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