The Reynolds Report – Valentine’s Spectacular

The Reynolds Report is your one-stop shop for Seminole football off-season news and tidbits. The Reynolds Report is aptly named after one of the greatest Seminoles of all-time, Mr. Burt Reynolds. Yes ladies and gents, the legend of the Bandit began in Tallahassee, where he carried the pigskin for the Noles and undoubtedly romanced his king’s bounty of FSU coeds.

Every Friday, in addition to FSU related news, The Reynolds Report will feature a tribute (pics, video clips, classic lines) to a classic Burt Reynolds character. (Spoiler Alert: 98% of the characters feature the iconic Burt mustache) You’re welcome.

2014 Football Recruiting Breakdown

Big Pickup (Offense):

I’d be stupid to not name Dalvin Cook here, but honestly, the Noles pretty much cleaned house with skill position players this recruiting cycle. Cook, from Miami Central, was the #3 ranked running back in the nation and is no doubt the bell cow of this offensive class. The great news for Seminole fans is that Cook is already on campus, enrolled in classes, and will be ready for spring ball in a few weeks. Don’t sleep on five-star wide receivers Travis Rudolph and Ermon Lane, either. All FSU did was give the best quarterback with the best offensive line in the country even more weapons to play with, no big deal.

Big Pickup (Defense):

This will all depend on how the Malik McDowell sweepstakes turns out. McDowell is a five-star monster defensive end out of Michigan who originally verbally committed to Michigan State on signing day but has not yet signed a letter of intent. McDowell’s mother loves FSU, and the McDowell family will be taking an unofficial visit to FSU very soon, which could ultimately bode well for the Seminoles. For now though, the best pickup for me might as well be four-star DT Derek Nnadi from Virginia Beach. Throw in defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas from Bradenton and it looks like another frightening interior for the Noles. Now if the Noles can add Malik McDowell to this defense….

2014 FSU Football Signees

RB
Miami, FL 
5’11″
192
*****
WR
Homestead, FL 
6’2″
172
*****
WR
West Palm Beach, FL 
6’0″
189
*****
DT
Bradenton, FL 
6’3″
285
****
QB
Pittsburgh, PA 
6’4″
216
****
LB
Jacksonville, FL 
6’3″
240
****
OL
Mechanicsville, VA 
6’4″
270
****
WR
Lakeland, FL 
6’2″
190
****
OL
Florissant, MO 
6’7″
310
****
DE
Middletown, MD 
6’7″
250
****
DB
Lake City, FL 
6’0″
192
****
OL
Tampa, FL 
6’4″
290
****
OL
Garden City, NY 
6’6″
320
****
DT
Virginia Beach, VA 
6’1″
299
****
LB
Tallahassee, FL 
6’4″
236
****
LB
Pensacola, FL 
6’2″
228
****
OL
Fort Scott, KS 
6’6″
300
***
DE
Greensboro, NC 
6’7″
215
***
TE
Sparta, NJ 
6’6″
220
***
ATH
Jesup, GA 
5’11″
168
***
OL
Havana, FL 
6’5″
290
***
OL
Hyattsville, MD 
6’8″
321
***
TE
Houston, TX 
6’5″
233
***
DT
Lake Mary, FL 
6’5″
265
***
RB
Tallahassee, FL 
6’0″
205
***
DT
Fayetteville, NC 
6’5″
298
***
OL
Tallahassee, FL 
6’3″
215
**
DT
Miami, FL 
6’2″
270
**
 

2014 Recruiting Top 5 (According To Rivals.com)

1) Alabama

2) LSU

3) Ohio State

4) Florida State

5) Tennessee

 

Noles Celebrate National Title In Front Of A Packed Doak

Nearly 40,000 fans made the trek to Tallahasse on Saturday, February 1, to celebrate Florida State’s 2013 BCS National Championship. (So basically what I’m telling you is that FSU had more fans at this championship celebration than a Miami Hurricane home game.) The event was free to the public and fans were allowed on the field after the one-hour celebration to meet and mingle with their favorite players and the head Seminole, Coach Jimbo Fisher. Fans could even get their picture taken with the BCS National Championship trophy and Jameis Winston’s 2013 Heisman Trophy. Highlight videos played throughout the program and coaches and players were given a chance to speak to the crowd and thank the fans for their support. Check out the video below courtesy of the Florida State University Athletic Department and Seminoles.com:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyvk3TmPc1g]

 

Search For Linebacker Coach Continues

The surprising and untimely departure (pretty much right before National Signing Day)of FSU defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt to Georgia opened up pretty big hole to fill on the defensive side of the ball for Head Coach Jimbo Fisher. With Pruitt’s lateral move to an inferior program, FSU LB coach Charles Kelly was promoted full-time to defensive coordinator, leaving a vacancy in his old spot. Word on the street is that Fisher has a few coaches in mind, mainly Andy McCollum from Georgia Tech (connections to Charles Kelly when Kelly was defensive coordinator at GT) and Louisiana-Lafayette defensive coordinator James Willis. Nothing official has been announced yet, but I will keep you posted as things unfold.

 

Burt Reynolds Valentine’s Movie Of The Week: The Man Who Loved Women

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I offer you the trailer from the Burt Reynolds classic movie, The Man Who Loved Women. I’ve never honestly seen the movie, but this trailer is so bad, it’s good. I’m pretty sure you could never get away with this in 2014, but this type of movie was par for the course back in 1983. And Burt Reynolds is in it. So it’s awesome. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here’s a quick synopsis from Wikipedia: “David Fowler (Reynolds) is a successful sculptor whose fast and loose lovelife slams him head-on into a mid-life crisis when his insatiable hunger for women begins to render him socially, artistically, and “romantically” impotent. His quest to end his losing streak leads him to the couch of attractive psychiatrist Marianna (Julie Andrews), to whom David must explain everything in an attempt to regain control of his life.”

Quote Of The Film: Woman in Car: “I better leave before one of us gets pregnant.” Classic Burt: “Well, I’m not that fast.”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsBf7cfpdZw]

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