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Seminoles.com will provide the most comprehensive coverage of the Florida State vs. Virginia Tech game.  Below are a list of the most important links for Gameday.

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#23 Seminoles (5-1) Hokies (5-2)
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Virginia Tech Expected To Test No. 23 FSU’s Third-Ranked Defense

Seminoles wrap-up practice for Hokies by practicing for 15 periods in the rain.

Jamie Robinson Interview – 10/23

Bobby Bowden Podcast 10/23 – Free

A lot has been made of the Seminole defense trying to stop Tyrod Taylor but the talk at practice Thursday centered around Virginia Tech’s stingy defense. Both head coach Bobby Bowden and starting quarterback Christian Ponder called Bud Foster’s Hokie defense the best they have faced so far this season. Ponder said he needs to take responsibility for the FSU offense this week and keep the ball out of the hands of Virginia Tech defenders when the two teams meet Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Tallahassee.

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Running Game Still The Focus For No. 23 FSU’s Offense And Defense

Head Coach Bobby Bowden talks about Tyrod Taylor’s throwing prowess.

Budd Thacker Interview – 10/22

Taiwan Easterling Interview – 10/22

Wednesday Practice Photo Gallery – Free

Bobby Bowden Podcast 10/22 – Free

Rod Owens Podcast 10/22 – Free

Budd Thacker Podcast 10/22- Free

Tuesday and Wednesday are the two most important days of the week for a college football team in terms of game preparation. On Wednesday, the 23rd-ranked FSU football team finished putting in a majority of its game plan for Saturday’s big game with Virginia Tech. The Seminoles spent 21 periods in shells as they work towards extending their winning streak to four games and keeping pace with three other Atlantic Division teams that are 2-1 in ACC play.


  • Most of practice was spent with both the offense and defense working versus scout teams.
  • During pass rush Rodney Hudson was once again the star. The mid-season first team All-American won four battles. Center Ryan McMahon won three match-ups while Andrew Datko, Zebrie Sanders, Brandon Davis and David Spurlock also had victories. For the defense Everette Brown and Markus White each had two sacks. Budd Thacker, Kevin McNeil and Moses  McCray also got to the QB.
  • In skeleton Christian Ponder connected twice with Preston Parker and Antone Smith along with a completion to Marcus Sims. Drew Weatherford hit Rod Owens, Corey Surrency and Smith as well.
  • In 11-on-11 the defense was led by Everette Brown who had a sack. Recardo Wright had a tackle for loss and Justin Mincey had a QB pressure. Ponder found Preston Parker twice and Weatherford hit Owens with a nice pass that turned into a big gainer following the catch.
  • The 1:00 drill lasted four plays. After excellent coverage caused Ponder to throw the ball away, the sophomore QB found Surrency for a short gain. Toddrick Verdell broke up a pass on third down and then Korey Mangum broke up another pass on fourth.

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No. 23 FSU Football Turns Its Attention To Tyrod Taylor And The Hokies

Seminoles practiced for 22 periods in shells putting in the Virginia Tech game plan.

Kendrick Stewart Interview – 10/21

Graham Gano Interview – 10/21

Tuesday Practice Photo Gallery – Free

Bobby Bowden Podcast 10/21 – Free

Rick Trickett Podcast 10/21 – Free

Last season the Virginia Tech Hokies broke two big streaks. They ended Bobby Bowden’s 15-0 run versus the school and they also ended a 12-game losing streak versus the Seminoles. There is one streak the Seminoles will try to extend though and that is five straight versus Virginia Tech in Doak Campbell Stadium. The preparations for Saturday’s game got underway Tuesday with a 22 period practice.


  • Most of practice was spent with both the offense and defense working versus scout teams.
  • During inside drills the offensive line did a good job as they broke Antone Smith on three nice runs, Marcus Sims on two and Carlton Jones on one. Defensively Budd Thacker had a sack and Nigel Bradham had a tackle for loss.
  • In 1-on-1 Tony Carter broke up two passes while Michael Ray Garvin and Korey Mangum also broke up passes. E.J. Manuel went deep to Greg Carr and Cameron Wade. He also connected with Rod Owens but the play of the drill was a Corey Surrency leaping catch on the sideline.
  • During pass rush Paul Griffin, Budd Thacker and Moses McCray all had two sacks. Justin Mincey, Jamar Jackson, Everett Dawkins and Everette Brown all got to the QB as well. Rodney Hudson was the only multiple winner for the offense and he got three wins. Ryan McMahon, AJ Ganguzza, Brandon Davis and David Spurlock also got victories.
  • In skeleton the two biggest plays were deep balls. Drew Weatherford went deep to Taiwan Easterling and D’Vontrey Richardson connected with Rod Owens.
  • In 11-on-11 the defense had a nice drill. Carter had another break-up as did Jamie Robinson. Brown had a pressure and Thacker had a sack. Antone Smith turned in a nice run.

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After A Few Days Away, #23 Seminoles Return To Practice Fields Monday

FSU looks back at the win over NC State on last time before turning to the Hokies.

Mickey Andrews Podcast 10.20 – Free

Jimbo Fisher Podcast 10.20 – Free

Christian Ponder Podcast 10.20- Free

Following a win Thursday night in Raleigh, NC, the Seminoles were given the weekend off. During their time away, the team returned to campus to find themselves back among the top 25 including a spot in the initial BCS poll. Florida State’s win over NC State Thursday, coupled with a loss by Wake Forest, not only put FSU in the polls but it also vaulted the Seminoles back into the ACC race. FSU took one last look at NC State Monday night when they spent 12 periods in shorts correcting mistakes from the win over the Wolfpack.

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Seminoles.com To Stream Live Coordinator Press Conferences

Seminoles.com will expand coverage of video streamed press conferences this season to include each football post-game press conference. Tom Block and the Seminoles.com crew will bring each post-game home football press conference live on Seminoles All-Access. For each road game, Seminoles.com will provide the full length press conference as video on demand.

Fans can continue to watch each Monday afternoon press conference with Jimbo Fisher, Mickey Andrews and the starting quarterback. The Monday press conferences will start at 1:30 and conclude by 3:00pm EST.

For both the post-game and Monday press conferences, Seminoles.com will offer the press conferences free as they are streamed live. Once the press conference end, you will need to be an All-Access subscriber to view them.

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