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    Friday, May 29, 2009

    "... Florida players have punched women, stolen property and been involved with guns and drugs."

    "... Florida players have punched women, stolen property and been involved with guns and drugs. Yet nobody on ESPN is so much as reporting this."
    Sun Sentinel sports columnist Dave Hyde regarding University of Florida football team who over last four years have had 23 players arrested

    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    Goodman Arrested For On Campus Fight

    And then there were three. Florida State wide receiver Richard Goodman was suspended Wednesday following his arrest in connection with a November on campus fight between football players and members of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

    “We’re suspending Richard Goodman, indefinitely, beginning today until the matter has been resolved,” FSU head football coach Bobby Bowden said in a news release.

    Goodman, 22, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm or disability, a second-degree felony, FSU Police Maj. Jim Russell said. Goodman was taken to the Leon County Jail and released on $1,000 bail.

    Goodman is the third FSU player arrested in connection with the incident. In addition to Goodman, wide receivers Cameron Wade, 20, and Bert Reed, 20have previously been charged earlier with misdemeanor battery.

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009

    NCAA Response Delayed Until June 2

    ESPN is reporting that NCAA has delayed its response to FSU appeal regarding vacating of wins until June 2.

    " I won’t lose a minute of sleep over it."

    “It seems very unfair to me. I won’t lose a minute of sleep over it. They can take it away — how? — on paper."
    Bobby Bowden regarding NCAA penalty to take away wins as quoted in Thomasville Times-Enterprise

    Note: The university expects to hear from the NCAA as early as Tuesday on its appeal of sanctions resulting from an academic cheating scandal.

    Monday, May 25, 2009

    Friday, May 22, 2009

    WVa and FSU Flip Schedule Locations

    Odds and ends:

    * According to FSU Sports Information, Florida State center Ryan McMahon has been named to the 2009 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List.The redshirt junior is appearing on the list for the second consecutive season. The ten-year old trophy is presented to the nation’s top center by the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

    * West Virginia University Director of Athletics Ed Pastilong has announced that the Mountaineers and Seminoles have switched the locations for their series scheduled for 2012 and 2013. The Mountaineers will now travel to Tallahassee, Fla., in 2012 and will then play the 2013 meeting in Morgantown.

    * The Atlanta Journal Constitution has named its top nonconference games in the ACC this fall. Three games involving FSU are BYU, South Florida, and Florida. The paper says this about the FSU-South Florida game,"How sad is it that this game is no longer a gimme for Bowden?"

    Thursday, May 21, 2009

    NCAA Delays Response To FSU Appeal

    FSU will have to wait a little longer in regard to the NCAA appeal process. It is awaiting the response from the NCAA’s Infractions Appeals Committee.

    On Wednesday, FSU announced that the appeals committee granted a seven-day extension to the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions, which had requested additional time to respond to Florida State’s appeal.

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009

    " Naturally, I would love to win more games than anybody...."

    " Naturally, I would love to win more games than anybody, but there is nobody behind us. It's not like there are seven guys. It is just Joe and me."
    Bobby Bowden regarding the most wins battle between himself and Joe Paterno as quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer

    Tuesday, May 19, 2009

    NCAA Denies Surrency Request

    FSU Sports Information has released the following statement regarding a request to the NCAA for another year of eligibility for WR Corey Surrency:

    The NCAA has notified Florida State University’s compliance office that the final appeal made by football player Corey Surrency of the decision regarding granting him another year of eligibility has been denied. The result of the ruling means that he has exhausted his college eligibility.

    “We are disappointed that Corey has lost his appeal, but I appreciate our administration going to bat for him,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “I hope that Corey can continue to play on the next level and we will do all we can to help him get that chance.”

    " Pampers made a killing off us last year.”

    “Pampers made a killing off us last year.”
    Jimbo Fisher speaking at Orlando Boosters meeting regarding the fact that the team came out of the tunnel late five times a season ago because coaches were dealing with issues behind the scenes as quoted in Orlando Sentinel

    Monday, May 18, 2009

    Bobby Talks Football

    Bobby Bowden talks football in a recent television interview on his annual Booster golf tour.

    Sunday, May 17, 2009

    "... we didn't change our name from Seminoles."

    "... the NCAA "might not like us because we didn't change our name from Seminoles."
    Bobby Bowden regarding the NCAA penalty to nullify wins as quoted in Miami Herald

    Friday, May 08, 2009

    ACC Adds GMAC Bowl To 2009 Schedule

    Here is the ACC bowl schedule lineup for 2009:

    FedEx Orange Bowl: Jan. 5, 8 p.m. FOX
    Chick-fil-A Bowl: Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. ESPN
    Konica Minolta Gator Bowl: Jan. 1, 1 p.m. CBS
    Champs Sports Bowl: Dec. 29, 8 p.m. ESPN
    Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl: Dec. 27, 8:15 p.m. ESPN
    Meineke Car Care Bowl: Dec. 26, 4:30 p.m. ESPN
    Emerald Bowl: Dec. 26, 8 p.m. ESPN
    EagleBank Bowl: Dec. 29, 4:30 p.m. ESPN
    GMAC Bowl: Jan. 6, 7 p.m. ESPN

    Note: GMAC bowl replaced Humanitarian Bowl

    Thursday, May 07, 2009

    " We need (receivers coach Lawrence) Dawsey to step up."

    “We need (receivers coach Lawrence) Dawsey to step up. He’s been a great coach on the field, great recruiter. But he’s going to have to get a little bit of a Leonard Hamilton school of coaching."
    T.K. Wetherell regarding receivers and receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey as quoted in Tallahassee Democrat

    Note: Like many of Wetherell's statements, I have no idea what he meant with the Hamilton comment. Not sure he should be using Leonard Hamilton given the lack of success the basketball program has had under Hamilton.

    Tuesday, May 05, 2009

    "... we're going to have to pay Jimbo Fisher $5 million."

    "...[if] we decide he (Bobby Bowden) isn't ready to go, we're going to have to pay Jimbo Fisher $5 million."
    FSU AD Randy Spetman regarding fact FSU would owe Jimbo Fisher $5 million if he's not head coach by January 2011 as quoted in Orlando Sentinel

    Sunday, May 03, 2009

    " I don’t think there’s much of a story there.”

    "I don’t know what that is. Maybe he has a very logical reason. But maybe he doesn’t. I don’t think there’s much of a story there.”
    Bobby Bowden speaking to Orlando Boosters on Saturday in regard to WR Cameron Wade missing a court date as quoted in Orlando Sentinel

    Saturday, May 02, 2009

    " I thought they’d go late."

    "But Antone (Smith) didn’t get drafted, Greg Carr didn’t get drafted. That surprised me. I thought they’d go late."
    Bobby Bowden on recent NFL draft and having only one player drafted as quoted in St. Petersburg Times

    Friday, May 01, 2009

    " It makes you wonder what the criteria is for selecting...."

    “It makes you wonder what the criteria is for selecting, not that the other guys aren’t worthy of it.”
    FSU defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews regarding Deion Sanders being snubbed by College Football Hall of Fame for third straight year as quoted in Tallhassee Democrat