Florida State University

Yes, Taggart is good enough for the FSU job

December 6, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 3 a.m. At the time, it seemed like a good question. Heck, at the time, it seemed like the only question. “Willie, are you good enough for this job?” I asked. For once, I wasn’t trying to be a wise guy. Given what we had just seen, it was the question on everyone’s mind. […]

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Under temporary management, FSU wins easily

December 3, 2017 College football

Sunday, 1 a.m. The bowl streak goes back a long way. The possible winning season does, too. But the coach on the sideline? He just took over, temporarily, the big job for the first time.  Content beyond this point is for members only.

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Ask Gary: Flowers’ big night improved his status

December 2, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports.  Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, make a comment […]

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The Predictions: Clemson should handle Miami

December 2, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 2 a.m. It’s a bowl game. It’s a big deal, really? Come on, guys. It’ll be fun. Really. They’ll give us watches! They’ll feed us steaks! You can understand, of course, if the prospect of the 36th straight bowl game has lost a little luster for the FSU Seminoles. After all, the Seminoles have […]

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FSU coach Fisher has a lot of unhappy fans

December 1, 2017 Florida State University

Thursday, 1 a.m. A coach loves his fans, of course. Except of course, when one of them dares to yell down that the school needs new coaches. Then, they aren’t so lovable. And so it is that one of the lasting images of this football season was coach (for now) Jimbo Fisher, jawing at one […]

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The Predictions: Can Miami knock off Notre Dame?

November 10, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 2 a.m. Twenty years have passed. The volume has not ceased. Want to get up the dander of a University of Miami football fan? Want to hear a Notre Dame fan launch into the Victory March? Then mention the Convicts against the Catholics. In some ways, they’re still playing the game. Now, that’s a […]

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Predictions: USF, UCF need to win to set up their ‘war’

October 20, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 2 a.m. Already, you can see it coming. Already, they are glaring at each other across I-4. USF. UCF. This time, it really may be a war. Oh, things can still get in the way. UCF plays a pesky Navy team this week. Next week, USF plays a stubborn Houston team. But, really, those […]

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Florida, FSU sink in the world of college football

October 18, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 3 a.m. The big guys have turned into little guys. The little guys have become big. Footballs now come with training wheels attached. The world is upside down. Welcome to Florida, the land that big-time football forgot. Quarterbacks are equipped with scatterguns. There are too many bulbs for the scoreboards. Coaching seats are warming […]

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Miami’s comeback finally overcomes FSU

October 8, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 2 a.m. They came back from a comeback. They came back from seven years of sorry. They came back in a rivalry that was threatening to grow stale. They came back from irrelevance. Finally, Miami came back from behind a team that had ceased to matter. The Hurricanes won 24-20. After seven years of […]

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Will this be the year that Miami finally beats FSU?

October 5, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 2 a.m. How much does it matter who a team has played? Answer that, and perhaps you can guess who will win Saturday’s game between Miami and FSU. Miami, for intance, is 3-0. But it’s 3-0 while playing Bethune-Cookman, Toledo and Duke. It would be a huge story if the Hurricanes had lost to […]

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