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Florida State football news 11.07.13

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Each BCS contender's odds of winning out, no matter what happens this week -
Ten teams have realistic (or very optimistic) shots at the BCS National Championship, but Thursday and Saturday will tell us exactly how many are fighting for the top two spots.

Oregon-Stanford, Oklahoma-Baylor, and college football's biggest Thursday ever? -
Biggest regular season Thursday, at least? Getting a top-10 battle on Thursday night is pretty unique and exciting. Getting two top-10 battles in the same Thursday night is ridiculous. And fun.

No, Arkansas doesn't pay Bret Bielema $5.1 million a year (but he does make a lot) -
USA Today released a list of head coaches' salaries, so we tell you everything of note.

Podcast: BCS minutiae is bad news for FSU — Blatant Homerism

Q&A with Tomahawk Nation - Blogger So Dear
Dylan Kidd from Tomahawk Nation took the time to answer a few questions for us in advance of Saturday's game with the No. 2 Seminoles. Thanks to Dylan and the staff of Tomahawk Nation for their help!

Florida State QB commitment J.J. Cosentino has some impressive senior highlights.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | FEI Week 10: Seminole Efficiency

These three games are ranked in the 99th percentile of all overall opponent-adjusted team performances played in FBS games so far this year, and it doesn’t have anything to do with over-inflating the opponents themselves. Miami ranks No. 21 in this week’s FEI ratings. Clemson ranks No. 30. Pittsburgh ranks No. 51. If the strength of those opponents according to FEI improves over the final weeks of the season, Florida State’s profile will be impacted as well. What makes the dominant wins over these three opponents so special? It is all about efficiency.