Brandon Jenkins' 13.5 sacks ties him for 3rd in all-time Seminole single season sacks with Everette Brown ('08) and Reinard Wilson ('96).
Jenkins' 21.5 TFLs ties him for 3rd in all-time Seminole single season TFLs with Everette Brown ('08), just behind Darnell Dockett's 22 ('01) and first place Brodrick Bunkley's 25 ('05).
Jenkins' 24.5 career TFLs (3 TFL in '09) puts him at 8th all-time between Corey Simon and Marvin Jones.
FSU's 62 PBUs (Pass break ups) almost doubles their '09 total (32) and is 13 more than their previous 5-year high of 49 ('08).
Greg Reid (14) and Xavier Rhodes (12) recorded the #1 and #2 most PBUs by a Seminole defender since the statistic has been made available ('06). Patrick Robinson (11) held the previous highest total ('09).
"We got the players we wanted. We went and got the guys we wanted and we think are very good football players. If they rank them No. 1, they rank them No. 1. If they rank them No. 20, they rank them No. 20. That doesn't bother me. We evaluate our own guys."
"It does. Because it sends a message to other kids that, 'hey, there's something good going on there. There's bunch of good players there. We've got a chance to win championships." -Fisher on if having one of the top classes will give FSU momentum.
"The bottom line is you've got to win."
"So you want to go play with other good players. At least the competitive, really good guys want to go play with other good players."
"Yes, we won a national championship." -Fisher on if he had ever had a top ranked class before.
Well I dont know bout yall, but Im ready to talk about the bowl game. Fri, Dec 31 @ 7:30 PM ET #20 South Carolina VS #23 Florida State in the Chick-fil-A BOWL. I dont think anyone could not be happy about this game. Its a close to home game, both teams have a lot in common, and its the first step to rankings next year.I truely feel this is a must win for both schools.
First off, most Bowl games want a team like FSU in there game. Thats not a wish or dream its the truth. Most seasons FSU is ranked as the most watched Bowl game of the year. Not only this but FSU fans travel very well and because this game will be in the Atl. where FSU has huge boosters this could be as close to a home game as we could get for any Bowl. The down side of this is that USC is in the same boat. Being only 2 hours away its a day trip for Gamecock's, they have boosters t here as well, and if you didnt know just like most SEC fans USC has no problems picking up and throwing a massive tailgate party. Do not be surprised with this game selling out. I was stationed last year in Columbia SC and have to say I actually started following USC and liked what I saw. There fans are cool down to earth people (unless its Clemson they are playing) My sunday school teacher was a season ticket holder and most of the class were USC fans. Funny though his son-in-law was a Clemson fan and the only one and then there was about 5 FSU fans. Anyhow for the fans of both schools this could be a great game if its keep close.
If you havent heard yet this game is one of the few where both runner-ups in there Conf. will play each other and at the same time are ranked. This says something about both of these schools. When I heard Steve Spurrier was going to USC I thought that they would become how UF was back in the 90s. Never thought I could be so right and so wrong. Spurrier is still the same coach run the team like he use too. This biggest Differance I ahve seen is in his staff. He went out and has gotten some real good coaches. To top this off he has milked SC recruits. He might not be getting all the 5* but OMG SC has some players there. USC offences line coach might not have his guys as disciplined as FSU but they are big,strong and down right mean. You are looking at about 1550lb w/o a TE and 1825lb with there TE. This has been a big focus for the line coach for the last 2 years. Though they are not as fast as our o-line is they are big and strong. They have pushed around most teams they ahve played this year in the SEC. Though they might not have won some of there games scoring was not the problem. Im sire Bud will brake all this down but I just want to throw some thoughts out there.
Enought about that, last I want to talk about what this game could set up for FSU next year. Right now FSU is ranked #23 in the nation. a win here would put us I think at least to 17-20 depending how other teams win/lose. I feel WV, Miss ST, (USC), Utah will all lose there games. and a win from us could get us up to the high teens. This is a big deal because next year we could really shoot to score high I think. I feel we can end next season in the top 5 with a OB at the least. The higher our rank is the less we have to crawl up the later. If TCU was in the Big-12 they would be #1 with there record hands down because they started off 6th where Orgen was 11# and Auburn was #22. If we end the season about #18 I dont think we would drop any and could go up with what we have coming back. Next year we have Charleston Southern, Louisiana-Monroe, OU, and UF. from the coastal we get Duke, UVA, and miami. So lets see I think we could go 11-1 worst 10-2. (OU and maybe an ACC team) At the same time If we can get by OU we could run the table and that is where the preseason ranks come in. Teams like TCU. Boise St, and such we can jump but other teams with one lose or winning strait out could have us if we are not ranked high enough. Its not about this year anymore for me. Yes I love seeing FSU win but from the start of the season we all new that FSU wouldnt win the NC. Some do/or did beleive we had enough to make a good run in 2011 and should make it to the NC in 2012. The only bad thing about this is that USC is in the same boat. A win for them could put them right where we want to be next year.
Maybe Im on crack but I think this game is going to be one of if not the best Bowl game this year. Look at them really. the NC might be a good game if it dont turn to a blow out, The OB only if VT shows up, Allstate Sugar Bowl the only one that could give our game a real run for the money. Thats about it. All this talk about such great bowls but to me they all suck. If I want a FSU fan I would really feel this will be one of the best games to watch. Well sorry for all the grammer and spelling. hope this is not as painful as my last one.