Because I needed a reason to do a photo-countdown feature here on the Doak Insider Blog and because football can't get here soon enough, now seems like as good a time as any to start keeping track of the number of days that remain until Florida State returns to the practice fields.
As of Monday, Feb. 13, there are 35 days until FSU kicks off spring practice on March 19.
35 -- the jersey number of Ernie Sims, Sr.
Sims, whose sons Ernie Jr. and Marcus both played for the Seminoles, was a four-year letterwinner for FSU from 19777-81. He played running back his first three seasons before switching to linebacker for his senior campaign.
Sims, Sr. finished his career with 273 yards rushing, 57 yards receiving and one tackle.