Florida State Seminoles Thread
|3 years ago||'05 #2921|
$52,753 | 5456
(MARIO PENDER) from bein ruled academically ineligible last year to makin the academic team....proud of this guy man.....everybody thought he was done and we'd never get to see his talent on the field like many of our busts before him....it looks like he didnt want to be in that statistic.....our backfield gonna be so explosive.....first play of the season vs ok state id run a 2 back shotgun and put cook and pender in the game at the same time....n just sh*t on them n*ggaz
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|3 years ago||'13 #2925|
$4,677 | 924
Courtesy of TomahawkNation:
Per a report from Pete Roussel, Florida State will hire Bill Miller, of Minnesota, as its linebackers coach. As you can see from his bio below, he coached at UF from '03-04, and Miami from '95-98.
Bill Miller, who is in his second stint on the University of Minnesota coaching staff, adds 36 years of collegiate coaching experience to the Gopher staff. The well-respected Miller holds the title of a.ssistant head coach and is also responsible for coaching the linebackers.
Miller helped shape a defense in 2013 that allowed only 289 points, which was the first time that Minnesota allowed less than 300 points since 2004.
Miller had to replace two starters at linebacker in 2013 and did an adiramble job with his corps. Junior college transfer Damien Wilson was second on the team with 78 tackles, while Aaron Hill finished third with 64. James Manuel was sixth on the team with 54 tackles. Miller's linebackers also made big plays in 2013, as Hill scored two touchdowns and Manuel scored one.
Miller has worked with virtually a who's who in the college football coaching world. In addition to working with coach Jerry k!ll, Miller served on staffs under Nick Saban, Jimmy Johnson, Ron Zook, Dirk Koetter, Chuck Shelton, Pat Jones, College Football Hall of Fame member Chris Ault and the late Bud Elliott.
He was a semifinalst for the Broyles Award, which is presented annually to college football's a.ssistant Coach of the Year, while at Michigan State (2000) and Florida (2003). Miller has been on staff with five teams that have won conference championships and has coached in 11 bowl games.
Prior to joining the Gophers, Miller most recently coached the linebackers and served as the co-defensive coordinator for Kansas in 2009.
Miller's previous experience at Minnesota was from 1986-88, when he served as the Gophers' defensive backs coach on John Gutekunst's staff. He helped lead Minnesota to a 20-17 win at Michigan as the Gophers handed the previously unbeaten and second-ranked Wolverines their first loss of the season. The win helped Minnesota qualify for the 1986 Liberty Bowl where they played Tennessee.
Miller coached the linebackers at Louisville in 2008 and had been promoted to defensive coordinator before accepting the aforementioned position at Kansas. Miller was the defensive coordinator at Western Michigan in 2007.
He was the defensive coordinator at Arizona State from 2005-06 on coach Koetter's staff and quickly turned around the Sun Devil defense. In one year, he took the Arizona State defense from last in the Pac-10 to second (behind USC) in total defense.
In 2003-04, Miller was the a.ssociate head coach and linebackers coach at Florida. He spent 1999-2002 at Michigan State as the Spartans' defensive coordinator on coach Saban's staff. While in East Lansing, Miller's defense finished first in the Big Ten in total defense and the Spartans beat Florida in the 2000 Citrus Bowl.
From 1995-98, he ran the defense for Miami (Fla.) and won two Big East championships as a member of coach Butch Davis' staff. From 1989-94, Miller was the defensive coordinator at Oklahoma State.
He coordinated the defense at Nevada from 1983-85. His defense led the Big Sky in total defense twice as the Wolf Pack won two Big Sky championships during his tenure.
His first full-time job in collegiate coaching was in 1981, when he coached the secondary at Drake for two seasons. Miller got his start in coaching as a graduate a.ssistant at Texas-Arlington in 1978 on coach Elliott's staff. He followed that with a stint as a graduate a.ssistant for two seasons (1979-80) at Oklahoma State under coach Johnson.
Miller, who also coached in the 1991 Blue-Gray Football Classic, is a graduate of Hutchinson (Kan.) High School. He played two years at Hutchinson Junior College in 1974-75 and then finished his collegiate career playing safety at Texas-Arlington in 1976-77.
Miller, who earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas-Arlington in 1978, and his wife Lisa have two grown children, Cole and Jackson. Cole recently received his degree in economics and international relations from Michigan State, while Jackson is a student at Michigan State.
THE MILLER FILE
2011: Minnesota - a.ssistant Head Coach/Linebackers
2009: Kansas - Linebackers/Co-Defensive Coordinator
2008: Louisville - Linebackers
2007: Western Michigan - Defensive Coordinator
2005-06: Arizona - Defensive Coordinator
2003-04: Florida - a.ssociate Head Coach/Linebackers
1999-02: Michigan State - Defensive Coordinator
1995-98: Miami (Fla.) - Defensive Coordinator
1989-94: Oklahoma State - Defensive Coordinator
1986-88: Minnesota - Defensive Backs
1983-85: Nevada - Defensive Coordinator
1981-82: Drake - Defensive Backs
1979-80: Oklahoma State - Graduate a.ssistant
1978: Texas-Arlington - Graduate a.ssistant
Hutchinson Junior College, 1974-75
B.S., Texas-Arlington, 1978
Hutchinson (Kan.), 1974
|3 years ago||'05 #2926|
$52,753 | 5456
Tyler Hunter and Scooter Haggins fully participating.
Kevin Haplea is working out with a knee brace.
Nigel Terrell and Giorgio Newberry working with the tight ends.
Not exactly going stepping out on a limb here, but Dalvin Cook looks like he belongs.
Isaiah Jones a tad bit thicker.
Matthew Thomas is the biggest physical transformation I have noticed.
Jeremy Kerr still with tight ends.
Fisher speaking now. He praised their conditioning. Said the team is focused.
Fisher said it has been very good, business-like.
Fisher expects vast majority team to be available in spring. Very healthy.
Standouts per Fisher: Josue Matias, Nick O'Leary, Desmond Hollin, Terrance Smith, P.J. Williams, Karlos Williams, Mario Pender, Ryan Green. Some more about being vocal leaders.
Kain Daub not eligible to be here due to clearinghouse issue. Won't be around to participate in spring. Good to go for fall.
Kareem Are down 15 pounds since arrival per Fisher.
'Cook can flat fly.' -Fisher
Fisher heaping a lot of praise on Pender.
Fisher said Bill Miller is a great addition to staff.
Ira Denson 'just going to school right now'. He was not present. Fisher said they will reevaluate his situation.
Fisher said Desmond Hollin has had strong two months since season ended.
Fisher said Scooter Haggins back to being healthy. Running real well.
|3 years ago||'05 #2930|
$14,873 | 3098
is this in addition to the rumors of him stealing Thomas' locker room items? or is this the only thing Denson was a part of?
|3 years ago||'05 #2939|
$52,753 | 5456
UPDATE: As pro day winds down with position drills, we're talking to a few players as they exit the field.
-Terrence Brooks said he was most concerned with improving his bench press and broad jump. Brooks bettered both marks from the NFL combine, improving his broad jump to 10-2 and his bench press to 11 reps.
Brooks has been training in Texas, and said his goal was to get away from friends and familiar surroundings in Tallahassee to focus on training.
Brooks said he'd had plenty of NFL Scouts talk to him recent weeks and say he's caught their eye as well. He'll be in Tallahassee for the next stretch of time to prepare for the NFL draft and meet with individual teams.
-Telvin Smith said he was most concerned about getting his weight up to a more acceptable level for NFL scouts. He said he weighed in at 224 pounds, which was close to his goal of 225 pounds. He said he's been working out in Tallahassee and will also be meeting with individual teams leading up to the draft.
"I gave them the test they wanted to see and the workouts they wanted to see," Smith said. "Now it's up to them."
Pro day is underway. Almost every NFL team is here including Chip Kelly, Rex Ryan, Jim Caldwell, mike tomlin and Rob Ryan
Early results from the first broad jump:
Chad Abram 10-7
Terrence Brooks 10-2
Phil Doumar 8-3
Devonta Freeman 9-7.5
I can't accurately time the 40-yard dashes, but it is worth noting that that Bryan Stork ran. Here's a full list of the major players running so far (we'll try and get times later)
Dan Hicks is here also but not dressed out and on crutches.
Bryan Stork had 21 bench press reps.
We've moved into position Drills, defensive backs first. Terrence Brooks has caught almost all the balls thrown to him. Lamarcus Joyner has dropped a few passes but has looked very fast.
Greg Reid and Taiwan Easterling are both here working out with the former players.
We will post updates from FSU Pro Day here as well as a few on Warchant's Twitter account @warchant. Updates should start rolling in a little after 10 a.m. See below for the schedule and roster of participants.
FSU Pro Day Schedule:
8:30am All Athletes arrive - meet in Moore Athletic Center
9:00am Scout Meeting in Team Meeting Room - Coach Viloria
9:15am Evaluations - Team Meeting Room
Height, weight, arm, hand, sit and reach
Testing takes place inside the Indoor Practice Facility:
10:00am Scout Tests:
OL/DL/TE/LB -Vertical Jump
RB/DB/WR/QB/SP - Broad Jump
*Groups flip once completed
10:30am 40 yard dash
10:50am Complete 40 Timing
11:00am OL/DL/TE/LB -Pro Agility ? Scouts Time, 2 runs only
RB/DB/WR/QB/SP - 3 cone drill ? Scouts time, 2 runs only
*Groups flip once completed
11:20am Bench Press - Strength Staff - 2 Benches (Tents near tunnel)
11:45am Position Drills/ 15 minutes each (Taped)
12:00p- 1:15p LBs
12:15p- 12:30p OL
12:45p-1:00p WR & RB
2:00pm Conclusion of Pro Day
3:00pm Meeting with NFL Scouts to answer questions (optional)
Expected Participant List of players:
No. Name Pos.
41 Chad Abram FB
1 Kelvin Benjamin WR
31 Terrence Brooks DB
23 Gerald Demps DB
57 Philip Doumar LS
8 Devonta Freeman RB
8 Timmy Jernigan DT
7 Christian Jones LB
22 Telvin Smith LB
20 Lamarcus Joyner DB
81 Kenny Shaw WR
60 Jacob Fahrenkrug OL
97 Demonte McAllister DL
55 Jacobbi McDaniel DL
52 Bryan Stork C
42 Shayne Broxsie TE
6 Dan Hicks DE
74 Jonathan Wallace OL
32 James Wilder, Jr. RB
38 Jonathan Akanbi DB
46 Paul Aloise LB
36 Kory Burnett DB
85 Tasean Crews WR
35 Parker Conley WR
94 Dorian Earley LB
41 Donovan Todd DB
49 Colton Woodall DB
16 Mister Alexander LB
82 Willie Haulstead WR
90 Moses McCray DT
88 Beau Reliford TE
5 Greg Reid DB
21 Debrale Smiley RB