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FSU running back Jacques Patrick a bridge between star runners

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He stands between the Best One and the Next One. For FSU running back Jacques Patrick, it’s a special place to be. A year ago, he supported record-setting Dalvin Cook for the Seminoles. Now, he is grooming Cook’s eventual replacement in Cam Akers. For now, however, the job belongs to Patrick. “It gets you excited and gives you a rush, knowing a guy like that is going to be a first-round pick in the [NFL] draft, and he’s blocking for…

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FSU’s Sean Maguire edges Corn Elder for Sunshine State award

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It’s easy to overlook Sean Maguire. Heck, his coaches did that for most of the season. Take this week’s Sunshine State Player of the Week award. It would be easy to give it to Corn Elder, the Miami returner who finished one of the most exciting, and most controversial plays in history. The Hurricanes were barely into the locker room when the ACC started suspending officials for the different ways that Elder’s play ended. Elder’s part, however, was unchallenged. After…

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College roundup: Miami’s miracle finish lead the Canes to memorable win

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In one of the most dramatic finishes in college football history, the University of Miami somehow took a last-second victory over Duke Saturday night. Miami ran an eight-lateral kickoff return that lasted 46 seconds as time ran out, leading their way to a 30-27 victory in interim coach Larry Scott’s first game. The Hurricanes led 24-12 late in the fourth period, but their penalties almost did them in. UM had 23 penalties for 194 yards, and Duke came back to…

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In remembrance, Peter J. Schorsch

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Here was the post I wrote four years ago in eulogy of Peter J. Schorsch. This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.– T.S. EliotThese were the last words of consequence that my father spoke before he passed away in his sleep this past Sunday. That he said them two days before his death is testament to how intelligent and…

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The Schorsch Tattoo

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Patrick and I have the same tattoo now in honor of Peter J. Schorsch. Like everything else, Patrick’s is just a little bit bigger than mine.

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Peter J. Schorsch, 1941-2006

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This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. — T.S. Eliot These were the last words of consequence that my father spoke before he passed away in his sleep this past Sunday. That he said them two days before his death is testament to how intelligent and lucid he remained during his four-month struggle with bone, liver and lung cancer.…

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