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ENTRY - 10/4 @ 2:30 p.m.

ESPN SportsCenter has a Top 11

Ever since Disney (the company that owns ESPN) invested over $2 billion in the SEC Network there has been talk that the four-letter network has gone out of its way to push an SEC agenda and its members schools. On Sunday, ESPN SportsCenter's official Twitter feed didn't hide this fact when it decided to post the "Top 11" teams in the most recent AP Poll - Florida climbed up to No. 11 after beating Ole Miss at home. Florida State was the first team left out at No. 12.

ENTRY - 8/2 @ 8:00 p.m.

The preseason USA Today Coaches' Poll was released late last week. Over the last couple months several preseason rankings from various media outlets and magazines have made the rounds. It's interesting to compare some of the major preseason rankings to the recently released Coaches' Poll.

Rank Coaches ESPN FPI* Athlon Lindy's Steele
1. Ohio St Ohio St Ohio St Ohio St Ohio St
2. TCU Alabama Alabama TCU TCU
3. Alabama TCU Baylor Alabama USC
4. Baylor LSU Auburn Oregon Alabama
5. Oregon Baylor TCU Baylor Baylor
6. Mich St Oregon USC Mich St Georgia
7. Auburn Notre Dame Mich St Notre Dame Stanford
8. FSU Ole Miss Oregon Auburn FSU
9. UGA UGA FSU Clemson Mich St
10. USC Arkansas UGA UGA LSU
11. Notre Dame Tex A&M Ole Miss USC Oregon
12. Clemson UCLA Notre Dame FSU Notre Dame
14. UCLA Tenn Clemson ASU Auburn
15. Ole Miss OU LSU Ga Tech UCLA
16. ASU Mich St Arkansas Wisc VT
17. Ga Tech Stanford OU Tenn Clemson
18. Wisc. Auburn Ga Tech OK St OU
19. OU Clemson Wisc Ariz Penn St
20. Arkansas ASU Tex A&M UCLA Ole Miss
21. Stanford FSU Miss St OU Miami
22. Ariz. Miss St Tenn Boise St Arkansas
23. Mizzo Ga Tech UCLA Tex A&M Boise St
24. Boise St Mizzou Stanford VT Mizzou
25. Tenn Mich Boise St Mizzou Tenn
*ESPN's Football Power Index created by ESPN Stats & Information

Some interesting conference comparisons:

    Average conference rank of top three teams
  • 1. SEC: Coaches - 6.3, ESPN 4.7, Athlon 5.3, Lindy's 7.0, Steele 6.7, composite 6.0
  • 2. Big12: Coaches - 8.3, ESPN 7.7, Athlon 8.3, Lindy's 8.3, Steele 8.3, composite 8.2
  • 3. Pac12: Coaches - 9.7, ESPN 10.3, Athlon 9.0, Lindy's 9.7, Steele 7.0, composite 9.1
  • 4. Big10: Coaches - 8.3, ESPN 14.0, Athlon 9.0, Lindy's 7.7, Steele 7.7, composite 9.3
  • 5. ACC: Coaches - 12.3, ESPN 21.0, Athlon 13.7, Lindy's 12, Steele 13.7, composite 14.5

    More conference observations
  • ESPN has five SEC teams ranked in the top 10. The other four each have three SEC teams in the top 10.
  • ESPN's highest ranked ACC team is No. 18 Georgia Tech. The other four all have at least two ACC teams ranked in the top 16.
  • Team disparity: ESPN ranks Arkansas No. 10 but the average ranking from the other four is 21.2. ESPN ranks FSU No. 21 but its average ranking from the other four is 9.25. ESPN ranks Ole Miss No. 8 but its average ranking from the other four is 18.5. Texas A&M, a team that finished 3-5 in the SEC last season, is ranked No. 11 by ESPN - the average ranking from the other four is 25.5. Phil Steele ranks Stanford at No. 7 but the average ranking of the other four is 22. Steele has Georgia Tech at No. 30 in his preseason rankings, the average rank from the other four is 18.25

ENTRY - 7/28 @ 5:00 p.m.

As part of ESPN's "Car Wash", FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher appeared on the Mike and Mike show on Tuesday morning. Here's the interview:

ENTRY - 7/26 @ 2:00 p.m.

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher throws the first pitch at a Rays game with Jameis Winston at catcher.

ENTRY - 7/22 @ 10:00 a.m.

True freshman safety Derwin James shows off an impressive bench press.

my second home #405 #400club #easy #royalty #nolenation #grind #yungin #goat #blessed #eat

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ENTRY - 7/14 @ 9:30 a.m.

De'Andre Johnson apologizes on national television

Former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson was interviewed by Good Morning America on Tuesday morning about the incident that resulted in being dismissed from the team.

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ENTRY - 6/8 @ 3:00 p.m.

Jones to have No. 55 retired

Seminole linebacker great Marvin "Shade Tree" Jones will have his No. 55 jersey retired on Oct. 10 in Doak Campbell Stadium before FSU takes on vs. Miami.

FSU press release - Florida State Director of Athletics Stan Wilcox announced Monday that the No. 55 jersey worn by two-time consensus All-American linebacker Marvin Jones will be retired during the upcoming Seminole home game against Miami on October 10.

Jones won both the Butkus and Lombardi Awards as a junior in 1992 and finished fourth in the balloting for the 1992 Heisman Trophy. He recorded 369 tackles over his three seasons with the Seminoles from 1990-92. Florida State finished fourth in the Associated Press poll in 1990 and 1991, and ranked second in 1992 with an 11-1 record and a 27-14 win over Nebraska in the Orange Bowl. A graduate of Northwestern High in Miami, Jones was inducted into FSU's Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.

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ENTRY - 6/4 @ 1:00 p.m.

Handicapping the Seminoles in 2015

Last year, the oddsmakers tabbed Florida State as the team with the best chance to win both the ACC and a national championship. Bovada, a popular online sports betting service, put the odds of FSU winning the ACC at 2/5 and 11/2 to win a national championship. The 'Noles would go on to capture their 15th ACC title but fell just short of a fourth national championship.

With 11 players taken in the spring NFL draft and only a handful of seniors on the roster, it's no surprise that media aren't nearly as bullish on the Seminoles for 2015. Most of the early preseason rankings place FSU somewhere in the No. 9 to 15 range.

However, the professionals that make their money by setting odds are a bit more optimistic about FSU's chances in 2015. 5Dimes, one of the first online betting sites to post college odds for the upcoming season, put the 'Noles' chances of winning the big prize at 14-to-1, the fifth highest of any college team.

Here is a rundown of 5Dimes college football odds for the 2015 season:

Money Line* odds of winning a national championship

1. Ohio State +350
2. Alabama +850
3. TCU +950
4. Auburn +1300
5. Florida State +1400
6. USC +1500
7. Oregon +1900
8. Baylor +2400
9. Michigan State +2800
10. LSU +2900 / Georgia +2900

Money Line odds of winning the ACC

1. Florida State +275
2. Clemson +290
3. Georgia Tech +425
4. Virginia Tech +1000 / Louisville +1000

Odds of winning the Heisman Trophy

1. Trevone Boykin QB (TCU) +825
2. Ezekiel Elliott RB (Ohio State) +850
3. Nick Chubb RB (Georgia) +1200
4. Leonard Fournette RB (LSU) +1250
5. Dak Prescott QB (Mississippi State) +1275
6. Cody Kessler QB (USC) +1375
7. Cardale Jones QB (Ohio State) +1500
8. Derrick Henry RB (Alabama) +1700
9. Deshaun Watson QB (Clemson) +1800
10. Everett Golson QB (Florida State) +2000
22. Dalvin Cook RB (Florida State) +4500

Odds of making/not making the four-team College Football Playoff

1. Ohio State makes 4 team playoff -165
Not selected for 4 team playoff +125
2. Alabama makes 4 team playoff +180
Not selected for 4 team playoff -260
3. TCU makes 4 team playoff +155
Not selected for 4 team playoff -195
4. Florida State makes 4 team playoff +310
Not selected for 4 team playoff -430

* Money Line represents the amount that could be won based on a $100 bet.

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ENTRY - 6/1 @ 5:00 p.m.

Tay Cody to be inducted into the FSU Sports Hall of Fame

Cody finished his FSU career with 108 total tackles, 17 pass break-ups and six picks. He earned first-team All-ACC honors and was a consensus first-team All-American in 2000.

Thanks FBF for all the comments and messages for my induction into FSU Hall of Fame! Im humbled and thankful to be reconized for my accomplishments at FSU!! Have a Blessed Monday!!

Posted by Tay Cody on Monday, June 1, 2015

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ENTRY - 5/30 @ 10:00 a.m.

John Franklin thanks FSU

Quarterback John Franklin took to social media on Friday to announce his plans to transfer. He also thanked head coach Jimbo Fisher, his teammates and FSU.

ATTENTION: It is official that I will be transferring from The Florida 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.

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