"But after the Florida State game, we lost a lot of emotion. We kind of lost our mojo."


"But after the Florida State game, we lost a lot of emotion. We kind of lost our mojo." The player blames everyone for that. -2014 University of Miami Football Player

Florida State Running Back Dalvin Cook Suspended Indefinitely


"Florida State Athletics announced today the indefinite suspension of sophomore Dalvin Cook from the football team following a misdemeanor battery charge. Athletics will have no further comment at this time."

Florida State University

Florida State boots QB De'Andre Johnson


Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher announced Monday evening that freshman De’Andre Johnson has been dismissed from the football team effective immediately. Johnson was indefinitely suspended on June 25 following initial reports of an incident that occurred off campus and resulted in a criminal charge.

The preceeding is a release from FSU. Johnson was arrested for battery after a video of him punching a woman in the face at a local bar surfaced.

Florida State football 2016 spring game won't be at Doak


"We would like to make it so that we can get where a lot of our fans will be," Wilcox said. "Trying to make it also so that, from an expense perspective, we don’t have to expend as much and can make some money off it. So we can cover our expenses and maybe make some money." -- Stan Wilcox

Why? Because of the construction. This per Bob Ferrante of ($).

John Franklin thanks Florida State coaches, fans in transfer announcement


"ATTENTION: It is official that I will be transferring from The Florda State University.

I want to first and foremost thank Coach Jimbo Fisher for being the first coach to take a chance on me at playing Quarterback out of high school. He saw something in me that many other schools looked over and for that I will forever be greatful. I want to thank all the coaches for taking me under their wing and treating me as one of their own. Want to thank the one and only Nole Nation for supporting me while I was here at FSU. No matter where I end up I will always be a Nole at heart. Lastly, want to thank my teammates for being a family away from home. I've built relationships with yall boys that no one will ever be able to understand nor break up. I'm going to miss grinding on the field and all the love we shared together. Some people may not understand why I decided to leave, but this is my life and I'm doing what is best for me to continue reaching my dreams and making them reality. I appreciate all the love and support as I go through this transition and I'm looking forward to see what God has in store for me in the near future. Thank you.

PS: Any schools that are interested in me or want to talk feel free to message me on any social media. I'm open to all schools right now."

Franklin via facebook

Everett Golson on why he chose Florida State and Jimbo Fisher


"One of the things I was looking for in a coach was for him to be genuine," Golson said. "What he's built there at Florida State really sold itself before I started really looking. Actually sitting down and talking to him, I felt like he was gonna shoot me straight and he was a genuine guy. If you're not doing so well, he's gonna tell you, and if you are doing well, he's gonna tell you that, too. I can really respect a guy like that.

"For me, it all started with him being genuine and for me to be able to (play) free again. I think that's what I lost sight of last season. At the beginning of the season, I was playing free. I was having fun. Closer to the end of the season, it kinda came to feel like a burden."

Bruce Feldman, Fox Sports.

Fisher, Saban: 123 teams that don't make the CFB playoff can't automatically be seen as failures


"I’m worried winning the Orange Bowl doesn’t mean anything. When I was a kid … we still had a national champion but [the other bowls] still mattered. Now if you go 12-2 and win an Orange Bowl or Sugar Bowl or Cotton Bowl or Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and you say that’s not enough? There’s something wrong with that now," Fisher said. "When you’re 12-2 there’s not much better you can do. You might get over the hump [to the playoffs] but how many times?" -- Jimbo Fisher

Good look at something I've noticed among CFB fans already, though some of the motivation for Fisher's comments is likely related to self preservation. Good read from Allen Kenny.

Doug Williams Compares Jameis To LeBron James


"I’ve made this statement before to a writer – there are only two young guys that I’ve seen handle the public and the media (as well as they do), and that’s Lebron James and Jameis Winston. (Winston) has charisma coming out of his ears."

Tampa Bay Bucs offensive coordinator quote sure to help Florida State recruiting


"I picked up Florida State's playbook, and I started looking at it. Heck, Florida State was probably installing more stuff per day than we do. I’ve known about Jimbo Fisher and his style of offense for a long time. They truly do run an NFL-style system. They ask a lot of their guys, mentally. Jameis is as well-prepared as most any guy could be right now."

That's via Tampa Bay Bucs OC Dirk Koetter. Think that might help recruiting?

Bucs O-lineman wants Jameis Winston to conform to existing loser culture


"We have plenty of leaders on this team, plenty of leaders in this locker room. … We’ve got guys who lead on this team. We’ve got guys who can play football. … [Jameis] has to learn how we do things around here. … You have to fall into the Bucs way. Follow the older guys. Guys have been doing this for a while. We know what to do." - Evan Smith (formerly Evan Dietrich-Smith)