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From 21 to 3 remaining official visitors for UF's "big" recruiting weekend.

Covering FSU's rivals is a huge part of covering Florida State. The 'Noles don't scrimmage or recruit against themselves.

ACC Football Roundtable

This week our gracious hosts are Brian and Jeff of BC Interruption.  Go over and check the composite answers. 1. Virginia Tech and Florida State seemed to acquit the ACC Championship Game well...

Tuberville Turns Down Canes?

The Austin American-Statesman is reporting that Tuberville has told Texas Tech officials that he will stay put as the Red Raiders coach and will not pursue the Hurricanes’ job. The Statesman quoted an anonymous source that it described as "a highly placed official at a Big 12 school." "I think he could get it because he’s been [at Miami] before.," the source told the newspaper. "But he has shown no interest. They called and talked to him, but he didn’t want to visit with them."

This video is a whole lotta win for FSU. "Chris Ponder this", "better Greg Reid your E.J....

This video is a whole lotta win for FSU. "Chris Ponder this", "better Greg Reid your E.J. Manuel." No doubt they play this at Chubbys for recruits on official visits.

Miami Could Win ACC If It Had Florida's Resources... and other Cane fun

David Hyde of the Sun-Sentinel stopped short of proclaiming Jon Gruden a "done deal", but his Miami article is really misguided, so we will FJM it, college style. Ask yourself this: Which job...

Steward was scheduled to visit Clemson the last weekend in January. But the Tigers got worried he...

Steward was scheduled to visit Clemson the last weekend in January. But the Tigers got worried he might commit to Florida State by then, so now he will visit Alabama (Jan. 8), Clemson (Jan. 15) and Florida State (Jan. 22). "Now FSU gets the last visit," Cromwell said. "That last weekend in January he's not going anywhere. His mom won't let him. She's going to lock him up and they are going to figure it out."

Tony Steward (nation's top linebacker) switched visit dates. Clemson fans say that he wanted his mom to come along and that is the reason for the switch. Not sure which account to believe.

UF Visit With Kelvin Benjamin Couldn't Have Gone Any Worse

So UF goes to visit 6'6" ESPNU150 WR Kelvin Benjamin and family on Tuesday evening. His family asked how long Urban Meyer would coach at UF. UF's coach compared Meyer's longevity to that of Joe Paterno. Less than 24 hours later, Meyer retired for the second time in a calender year. Florida State was already leading for Benjamin after blowing out the Gators, but FSU receiver coach Lawrence Dawsey dropped in today to see Benjamin. Dawsey and Benjamin's coach, Jesse Hester,were both receivers at Florida State. Analysis: Nothing in recruiting is a sure thing and UF's new coach will be a major factor here, but it may be safe to move Benjamin into the "shocked if he signed with anyone other than FSU" category.

Will Rodney Hudson Be FSU's First Outland Trophy Winner?

Will Rodney Hudson Be FSU's First Outland Trophy Winner?

3. Jimbo Fisher is now the dean of major Florida football coaches. Think about this for a moment:...

3. Jimbo Fisher is now the dean of major Florida football coaches. Think about this for a moment: Fisher has completed one season as coach at Florida State and he's in excellent shape relative to his top competition at Miami and Florida. Both of those programs need new coaches and Fisher is coming off a 9-4 regular season that saw him win his division and destroy Miami and Florida on the field. Presently Fisher has the number four recruiting class in the nation per Rivals, a ranking that is only going to improve now that he can poach Florida and Miami commits. Fisher's rise was already good news for other schools in the SEC, which are helped by a strong in-state rival for the Gators. In fact, the other ACC and SEC schools need all three major powers in Florida to be ascendant at the same time, a balancing of the Sunshine State powers. Because if any one program dominates the state, as Meyer did at Florida, then it's awfully hard for the other conferences to compete. Looking back now, Meyer's dominance at Florida doesn't seem so surprising if you consider the state of the Miami and Florida State programs during Meyer's tenure. Meyer arrived for the final, long good-bye from Bobby Bowden and for the tepid transition between Larry Coker and Randy Shannon. It wasn't just that Meyer was great at Florida, he was, but he also arrived at the perfect time, at the lowest moments for Florida State and Miami since the 1970's. Steve Spurrier and Bobby Bowden dueled at the height of each man's power as a coach. Meyer? He had no competition in the state. As a result, the nation was his football oyster.

Clay Travis, on why the SEC needs FSU & Miami to be strong. In the reverse, I would argue that FSU needs other SEC schools to be strong and in-state rivals weaker, which is probably obvious to you.

What Florida's Coaching Vacancy Means For Florida State

What does Urban Meyer quitting on the Gators mean for Florida State? Is UF's vacancy a good thing for FSU?

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