Third-ranked Florida State dropped its second straight ACC contest falling to No. 5 Duke 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.
“It’s a long season,” head coach Mark Krikorian told reporters. “We tell the kids all the time that it is a marathon not a sprint. We can’t continue to have the same type of situation where we are creating the chances and not scoring and giving up goals. Once we start scoring goals, I think we can probably score a bunch of them. But we need to start finishing these chances. There are too many really good chances that we are not burying. We will keep working and hopefully get better.”
Update constantly, as blogs will be posted as the game goes on.
Out here in the press box waiting for the game to start. The fans are already filing in by the hundreds and you can tell that FSU is ready for the challenge.
Update from the Florida Gators game, Chris Rainey just caught an 87-yard touchdown to put the Gators up 29-7.
Pictures of this sea of Garnet and Gold are coming soon.
Just got back to the press box from the field. The crowd is crazy loud and ready for the game to begin.
It was just announced that the following people will be in the starting lineup DB #27 Xavier Rhodes, WR #80 Rashad Greene, OG #60 Jacob Fahrenkrug and C #52 Bryan Stork.
Pregame video coming up in just one moment.
The anticipation is getting crazy. The stands are packed, without an empty seat in the house. Its so loud in here that it’s dead silent.
There is Chief Osceola (I hope I spelled that correctly). He is getting ready to do what is widely considered to be the most popular pregame ritual.
Both teams take the field. FSU will kick to begin the game.
First play of the game is a 6-yard completion to the flats, then a big run.
This OU offense is keeping both the FSU defense and me working really hard. There execution of this hurry-up early on is a site to see.
The Seminoles are ready to welcome the top-ranked Sooners to Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday night in the primetime matchup on ABC at 8 p.m.
The last time the top-ranked team visited Doak Campbell Stadium was in 1996 when No. 1 Florida came to town and suffered a 24-21 loss to the hands of the Seminoles.
Florida State’s preparation for No. 1 Oklahoma continued on Wednesday with what head coach Jimbo Fisher called a “solid Wednesday (practice), according to Florida State officials.
The legendary Florida State football coach, Bobby Bowden admitted to Good Morning America that he had prostate cancer, and that he underwent treatment during the 2007 football season but refused to go public, even to his team at the time.
The 81-year-old Former Florida State coach Bowden, said that “fear” of putting his team in jeopardy kept him from revealing the secret, which has now gone national following his admission on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America.’
“If I knew then what I know now, I would have considered it my moral duty to bring it out into the open,” he admitted, “I thought it was the right thing to do, but that’s not the message now.”
Bowden won 377 games, national championship at Florida State in 1993 and 1999 and finished in the Top 5 of the AP poll from 1987 through 200 during his 44-year college coaching career. Coach Bowden’s last game was a win in the 2009 season finale.
Bowden was treated by one of his former players who was a captain of the coach’s first team at FSU in 1976, according to sources. Dr. Joe Camps, an urologist and surgical oncologist, implanted low-dose radiation seeds in Bowden’s prostate.
With just a few months under his belt, the newly acquired Florida A&M baseball coach, Willie Brown, is ready to get his team on track and bring the Rattler nation a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title.
“I am just excited. Yesterday was my first day of really getting to teach, and see what I have to work with,” Brown said. “I almost got chills putting on a Florida A&M University uniform again. It was just so surreal.”