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One of Everett Golson’s strongest traits? A lack of turnovers

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The eyes look the same. The moutn is familiar. There is something about the way he grins. But to a Notre Dame fan, is this really Everett Golson? So far, Golson has been more than a transfer quarterback for FSU, he’s been a transformed quarterback. No, you can’t judge him just by wins – Golson won at Notre Dame, too, including reaching a National Championship game. But so far, Golson has figured out a way to protect the football in…

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Everett Golson eager to see the view from Seminoles’ sideline

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Everett Golson was standing near one of the sidelines at Doak Campbell Stadium on Florida State’s campus on a sunny morning this summer, quietly taking a long look toward the empty bleachers. His mind wondered: What if? What if the offensive pass interference flag — one he still thinks wasn’t exactly warranted — hadn’t come out at the end of the game and denied the Notre Dame team that he was leading what would have been a huge win at…

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The football team could become FSU’s other circus

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Florida State is well known for the FSU Flying High Circus. Students participating in the circus perfect their talents as an extra-curricular activity as do “student-athletes.” This fall, the circus may have some competition for drama and high-wire acts … from the football team. Ringmaster Jimbo Fisher will need to be at his best to keep all three rings of offense, defense and special teams focused on their performance. As fall practice prepares for the September 5 opener against the…

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This March, 14 is the new 12 in the NCAA Tournament

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Fourteen is the new 12 this year at the NCAA Tournament. The heart-pounding first full day of the tournament was headlined by two No. 14 seeds taking down two No. 3 seeds before the day was even half over. Trendy Final Four pick Iowa State lost to UAB, 60-59, and Georgia State edged Baylor, 57-56. Northeastern nearly made it a clean sweep for the three 14s in action on Thursday when it put a scare into Notre Dame before falling…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.20.15 — March sadness

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It’s the first full weekend of the NCAA Basketball tournament, the time when some writers wax absurd about “brackets” and “the insanity of March Madness.” And yes, there were a couple of thrilling upsets and buzzard-beaters yesterday to begin the first full day of the 68-team championship. As a basketball aficionado, however, I’ve been calling out the college game for several years now as being a severely weakened product, and thankfully, the mainstream media is finally getting the picture. As…

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