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FSU celebrates BCS title; Jimbo Fisher plans on more celebrations to come

Florida State BCS Championship Celebration AP

Florida State celebrated their 2014 BCS championship Saturday afternoon in Doak Campbell Stadium. An estimated crowd exceeding 20,000 attended to share in the joyous occasion as the Seminoles took time to pose for pictures with fans and address the fans.

“If I could take pictures with all of them I would, “ Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said. “It’d be a riot, but it’s good t see the support that we have.”

Head coach Jimbo Fisher also got the crowd fired up with a message to say the 2013 season was not a one year blip on a radar, but a preview of things to come for the Seminoles.

“We didn’t just develop a team; we developed a program,” Fisher said. “We plan on being here for a long time.”

Fisher has been building Florida State up through successful and revitalized recruiting since taking over for Bobby Bowden. Florida State’s ascension to the top of the ACC cup,minted in the 2012 season with an ACC Championship Game victory over Georgia Tech and an Orange Bowl victory over Northern Illinois. In 2013 the Seminoles were the most dominant team in college football from week one through the final game if the year, rallying to knock off SEC champion Auburn for the BCS championship. With Florida State returning a good amount of talent in 2014, the Seminoles will be a favorite to win the national championship in 2014.

“We are excited about what we have done and proud of what we have done but know we are not finished and want to keep building for the future,” Fisher said. “Everybody says we are the defending national champions. No, we are not the defending anything because they can’t take that away. If you defend something it means you could lose it. We can’t lose that. What we have to do is be hungry and hunt for another one.”

Outside of the stadium the Seminoles also added a piece of turf to the Sod Cemetery, a traditional resting ground for turf honoring past signature victories in school history. Following upset wins on the road or other notable victories such as bowl games and national championship games, a Florida State player rips off a piece of the turf and the school adds it to a grave yard outside the stadium.

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8 Responses to “FSU celebrates BCS title; Jimbo Fisher plans on more celebrations to come”
  1. fsu01 says: Feb 1, 2014 8:56 PM

    What a day to be a Seminole fan. National Championship celebration and two FSU players get voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Congratulations Walter Jones and Derrick Brooks.

  2. noleitup says: Feb 1, 2014 9:05 PM

    It really was an amazing year. I knew jimbo could bring us back but everything happened so fast. After that clemson game I think all nole fans knew we had something special going. Rejoice Nole Nation because we are BIKE!! (thats back for non southerners)

  3. realfootballfan says: Feb 1, 2014 11:33 PM

    Good job by Jimbo. I had my doubts early on with his tightening up in big games, but he grew exponentially as a coach this year.

  4. blacknole08 says: Feb 2, 2014 12:44 AM

    I was there. Got pics with Cameron Erving, Robert Aguayo and future 1st round pick Tim Jernigan. Had a blast and proud to be a Nole!

  5. chinahand11 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:07 AM

    Congrats Noles. May you win the playoff next year.

  6. teambringitstrong says: Feb 2, 2014 2:12 PM

    :-) As a grad and resident of Southern California let me tell you I have been dreaming about the ‘Noles playing for the title in Pasadena for years!!
    When they made it to the BCS title game, I kept pinching myself. The fact that they were in and around the Newport Beach area where I live made it all the more special and exciting.
    Then to win it all!? I’m STILL floating as high as a giraffe’s ears!!

    #RINGSB!TCHES!!!!

  7. sillec28 says: Feb 2, 2014 10:10 PM

    FSU owes a lot more to Willie Meggs and the Tallahassee PD than anything Jimbo did.

  8. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 3, 2014 11:16 AM

    ” a traditional resting ground for turf honoring past signature victories in school history. Following upset wins on the road or other notable victories such as bowl games and national championship games, a Florida State player rips off a piece of the turf and the school adds it to a grave yard outside the stadium.”
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    They really steal turf from other stadiums after a road upset win and display it?

    That’s a little bit awesome…

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