While the Florida State Seminoles college football team was officially established in 1947, the tradition of football in the Florida State University (FSU) began much earlier when a football team was set up in Florida State College, the precursor of the FSU until it was disbanded in 1905 when the college became an all-girls school. Despite the 42-year hiatus in collegiate football, FSU’s passion for the sport has not diminished throughout that time. This enthusiasm has been reflected in the team’s performance as one of the top teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference. (ACC)
Named after the Florida-based American Indian tribe, the Seminoles have been playing at the Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium, located at the FSU campus in Tallahassee, Florida. Nicknamed “The Doak,” the stadium was named after former FSU president Doak Campbell. ข่าวบอล The stadium field was named after Bobby Bowden, longtime (and current) coach of the Seminoles who is legendary in his own right as he steered the team to a number of memorable victories throughout his 32-year career. It is also interesting to note that this stadium is also the largest among all the football stadiums used by the ACC member schools.
Important Moments And Accomplishments
Over the years, the Florida State Seminoles has garnered an impressive number of championships, making it one of the most formidable collegiate football teams in the ACC. To date, it has won 2 national championships in 1993 and 1999. It also won 15 conference titles, 12 of which under the current ACC since it became a member in 1991. The team made a record of 36 bowl appearances in the post-season, the latest being the Music City Bowl in 2007. Of these appearances, the Seminoles won 20 of these games, the latest was the victory in 2006’s Emerald Bowl over UCLA.
Many former Florida State Seminoles have also made their mark in the professional level in the National Football League. (NFL) In addition, many of the team’s players have made it in the prestigious College All-American Football team.
Quarterbacks in the Current Roster
Currently, the team’s quarterbacks are composed of E.J. Manuel, Christian Ponder, D’Vontrey Richardson, Drew Weatherford, Randy Gilbert, and Andrew Nowels.
Now on his 32nd year as coach of the Florida State Seminoles, Coach Bobby Bowden and the rest of the team is looking forward for another championship season for the team. So far things are looking pretty good for the Seminoles; they are currently holding 6 wins and only 2 losses in the current ACC football standings for the 2008 football season. The team is looking forward to another championship appearance and a victory along with it. The fans of the Seminoles are looking forward for a possible another feather in the football cap for this Florida State football team. Expectations are high so it would come as no surprise that even a venue as large as the Campbell Stadium would be filled with crowds wanting to witness unfold for their team once more.