Thursday, June 4, 2009


So As you noticed I'm not really good at blogging during the summer and I'm  not sure how much longer this blog had anyway. Sorry if the void of my writing has been hard to handle (I'm sure it hasn't) but I have been busy writing for a few other sites. So add me on Twitter, and I'll post links to article I'm working on this summer. Thanks for the support it has been fun.

Friday, May 8, 2009

At Least He Didn't Say Dipshit

FSU president TK Wetherell is at it again. This time he decided to publicly rip receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey for lack of control. He said that Dawsey needed to go through a little bit of the Leonard Hamiltion school (So he wants him to teach the receivers to only play defense?) of coaching and needed to step it up. Now he does have a point in that somebody has go to take control of the receives, but how is it supposed to be Dawsey. I'm fairly certain Dawsey can't even wear certain shirts before having them approved by Jimbo Fisher. These are Jimbo's guys, Dawsey just works on technique with them after Jimbo tells him who he can sign. The institutional control has to come from either Jimbo or Bobby, Dawsey doesn't have the power to suspend players.
It's funny that when asked about off field incidents TK only focused on the misbehavior's of the players. Should the president of a University that was involved in such a large academic scandal really be talking to anyone about instituional control? Better question is why is the President doing an interview with a sports writer on the athletic department? Didn't he hire an athletic director? No other university president would talk publicly about a position coach like the Al Davis of college football did. Someone seriously needs to take away TK's talking privileges when it comes to sports, let him get his message out through his puppet of an AD Randy Spetman. But hey at least he didn't call Dawsey a dipshit right?

Monday, May 4, 2009

"Nole of the Week

This week Von Wafer takes home the honors. Wafer played for Florida State in 2004 and 2005. With a 4-2 series victory the former 'Nole helped propel the Rockets to the second round of the playoffs to face his old team the Los Angeles Lakers. In those six games Wafer has averaged 17.8 minutes, 9.7 ppg, and shot 45% from three coming off the bench. Wafer played the majority of the series with a sore back, which he doesn't expect to affect him against LA tonight at 10:30.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

In Good Hands

According to a Joe Schad Tweet (Twit? I know it's not Twat) Preston Parker is transferring to North Alabama.  Parker was dismissed earlier this year for a DUI after he fell asleep at the McDonalds drive thru.  Despite being kicked off Bobby's team Parker will be able to continue playing for a Bowden.  Bobby's oldest son Terry took over North Alabama in January. Terry hired (Well he didn't really hire him since he is still being paid by FSU)  his youngest  brother and former FSU offensive coordinator Jeff at UNA. Jeff will work with the receivers so he and Parker will be very close. In their last season together at FSU, Parker lead the 'Noles it total yards 1,513 yards in Jeff's system. Parker should dominate the division II competiton and could bring a a D-II national title to North Alabam and salvage his NFL stock and perhaps propel Terry to a major D-I program.                                                                                         

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

World Cup Games in Doak?

Florida State's Doak Campbell Stadium has confirmed their interest in being a host stadium for the United State's 2018 or 2022 World Cup bid. 
Doak is one of 20 Stadiums included that currently is the primary venue for Division 1 football. 31 of the 32 NFL stadiums have confirmed their interest.
The United States, Australia, England, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico and Russia have formally declared their desire to host to the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022. Netherlands-Belgium and Portugal-Spain have each submitted joint bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, while Qatar and South Korea have applied as candidates to play host only to the tournament in 2022.
FIFA has set May 2010 as the deadline for countries to submit their final paperwork to play host to the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022. FIFA’s 24‑member Executive Committee will study the bids, conduct site visits and name the two hosts for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in December 2010, completing a 21-month bid and review process.
The reality of Doak becoming a finalist is slim. Tallahassee's airport and hotels have enough trouble handling parent's weekend, let alone an international sporting event. It would be pretty sweet though, to have World Cup games right here in our backyard, until the British begin to riot when England chokes again.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rough Draft

Well my projection couldn't have been more wrong. Everette wasn't drafted until the 2nd round, but he was that team's first pick. Carolina traded away next year's first round pick to San Fransisco to make sure they got EB with their first pick in the second round (43rd overall). Everette was gracious despite having a bit of a Brady Quinn moment while ESPNs cameras were rolling on him while he watched the draft from Greenville, North Carolina.
Some silver lining for Brown is that he got to go to the hometown team and he gets to stay as DE. He will no longer have to worry about trying to make the transition from 4-3 DE to 3-4 LB. He could possibly get to learn from Julius Peppers, but not likely as it seems that Peppers is New England bound in a trade possibly to recoup the first rounder the Panthers gave up for Brown.
Why Everette fell so far is a bit of mystery. I know his height was a knock but I didn't think it was enough to push him out of the first round. The only thing I can think of is teams were worried about his ability to stop the run. While he is a tremendous pass rusher he does struggle a bit when teams run right at him. I don't think he would have had a lot of success as a LB in a 3-4 defense so thats why anyone with a 3-4 passed on him. Either way Everette is a steal at 43rd.

My other projections were off as well, since no other Seminole was drafted. So far four have singed free agent contracts though.
Graham Gano-Baltimore Ravens
Michael Ray Garvin- Arizona Cardinals
Derek Nicholson- Atlanta Falcons
Tony Carter- Denver Broncos

I'll update those as they sign.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Who Else?

According to Todd McShay's full mock draft, Everrette Brown will be the only Seminole to come off the board... in all seven rounds.  I do think it is a real possibility but I have faith that out of Greg Carr, Tony Carter, Grham Gano, and Antone Smith at least one will be drafted, if not more.

Gano is the second highest rated kicker in the draft, which could mean he goes as early as the third round. Unlike the other three I listed, Gano also has a advantage in that he was invited to the combine to work out for the scouts, which makes him the front runner of this group to be drafted.

Antone Smith had a very impressive Pro Day running a 4.33 forty. The Patriots were impressed enough to pull him aside later on for a private interview. Even with his pro day I think it's more likely that Smith is brought into an NFL camp as a free agent.

Greg Carr in my opinion is the most likely to be drafted even ahead of Gano. Carr's production dropped off drastically with the arrival of Jimbo Fisher who prefers smaller quick receivers for bubble screens. But at 6'6 Carr is a red zone threat that most NFL offensive coordinators would like to have. ESPN the Magazine's Vincent Verhei has a formula that projects receivers production in the NFL (Note: formula was developed off of production by first and second round picks only). It is TD's per game multiplied by Yards per catch to give you a super score. Of all the available receivers in this year's draft Greg Carr (10.5) ranks third in super score behind Michael Crabtree (21.3) and Jarett Dillard (17.4) of Rice. Carr's score is higher than Jermey Maclin of Missouri and Hakeem Nicks of UNC, and Percy Harvin all of whom are projected to go in the first round.

Tony Carter's stock has been on the rise since pro day. The Patriots came to give him a workout in Jacksonville, and the Houston Texans flew him out for a visit. Carter is very talented and has a great football IQ but his size (5'9) will probably prevent a team from using a draft pick on him. But he will certainly be signed as a free agent and once in camp I think he has a legitimate shot at making an NFL roster.

Michael Ray Garvin's future is more likely in track than football. No team will take him as a corner (unless they have not seen any film of him... ever). Garvin could however find a niche as a kick returner. Garvin was second in the nation last year with a return average of 30.1 yards per return. I think Garvin will be singed and not drafted as well. He should be interesting to watch in the pre-season to see how his speed translates to the NFL returning kicks.