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How Fisher Became QB a Whisperer

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Cook Acquittal Not Quite So Simple

Andy Staples, Sports Illustrated

Seats Growing Hot in 6 NFL Cities

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Joey Gatewood was sweating already, just a few minutes into the second half of a long day during FSU's summer football camp. His arm was sore from throwing so much the previous aft...(full article)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – One had been caught driving with a suspended license while on probation for battery. One was set to plead no contest after he was accused of shoving a bottle ...(full article)

There is only one coach with more wins than Jimbo Fisher over the past five seasons. That would be Urban Meyer, regarded as one of the top two coaches in college football. While th...(full article)

Turnover is inevitable in the NFL when it comes to those manning the sidelines. Last year, six teams made a coaching change, and 2015 holds the potential for just as many franchise...(full article)

You can feel the summer sliding away in certain parts of SEC country. The shimmering heat is still there, but its edges are muted. The grass is slowly crisping up. Fall is on its w...(full article)

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