Coach: Bobby Bowden
231-53-4, 24 years Florida State
304-85-4, 34 years overall
1999 Record: 12-0
Aug 28 Louisiana Tech Won 41-7
Sep 11 Georgia Tech Won 41-35
Sep 18 North Carolina State Won 42-11
Sep 25 @North Carolina Won 42-10
Oct 02 @Duke Won 51-23
Oct 09 Miami (FL) Won 31-21
Oct 16 Wake Forest Won 33-10
Oct 23 @Clemson Won 17-14
Oct 30 @Virginia Won 35-10
Nov 13 Maryland Won 49-10
Nov 20 @Florida Won 30-23
Jan 04 Virginia Tech Won 46-29
1999 National Champions
1999 Final Rankings
AP-1,   BCS-1,   Coaches-1
2000 Outlook

The Seminoles should finish unbeaten during the regular season. The media and fans will question the Noles hunger to reach a third straight National Championship game, but with QB Chris Weinke in the leadership role FSU will be taught how to focus once again. Off the field problems have become a staple in Tallahassee and some key suspensions could hurt should that happen. The long time coaching staff finally takes a hit as defensive coach Chuck Amato heads to NC State. Road games in the Orange Bowl with the Canes and a surprise from Maryland where FSU has struggled recently could provide some speed bumps. Of course the Gators visit to Doak in November should again be a battle to determine who plays for the title game. A projected matchup with Nebraska in the National Championship game could cause problems with the Huskers strong offensive line against an inferior FSU defensive line. But the not rebuild but reload theory still holds true at every position with so much talent. If magazines don't have FSU or Nebraska at number one they are just attempting to sell their product. Projected 2000 record: 12-1

Florida State 2000 Schedule


QB - 5 DL - 3
RB - 4.5 LB - 4.5
WR - 3 DB - 4
OL - 4  


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Strengths: The Noles are as solid as ever with a 28 year old QB Chris Weinke returning for his senior year. Even further is a super solid and very deep athletic offensive line returning almost everyone. Brett Williams, who stepped in for an injured Ross Brannon, and Tarlos Thomas make up two of the best tackle tandoms in the country. Look for Coach Bowden to add more balance and take some of the heat off of a pass happy Weinke by running the ball more with returning lettermen Travis Minor and Jeff Chaney. Freshman sensation tailback Nick Maddox has been moved to wide receiver and has taken the position by storm.
Weaknesses: If you can call it that the Seminoles have some big shoes to fill at WR with Peter Warrick and Ron Dugans leaving. Some unproven but very talented players will try to fill in such as Robert Morgan, Marvin Minnis, Atrews Bell, Talman Gardner, and one of the best young receivers in the nation Anquan Boldin. At fullback Dan Kendra has finally left and FSU lacks a big sized RB. William McCray was the starter before going down with a knee injury. If he can return 100% healthy, he will fill a huge gap. Kicker and scoring machine Sebastian Janikowski is gone so new incoming freshman Brett Cimorelli has got to grow up real quick
QB Chris Weinke 6-5 225 Sr. Marcus Outzen 6-2 220 Sr.
TB Travis Minor 6-1 190 Sr. Jeff Chaney 6-0 200 Sr.
FB William McCray 6-0 222 Sr.   Randy Golightly 6-2 237 Fr.
WR Robert Morgan 5-11 190 Jr.   Talman Gardner 6-2 205 So.
WR Marvin Minnis 6-1 170 Sr.   Anquan Boldin 6-2 200 So.
T Brett Williams 6-5 310 So.   Donald Heaven 6-3 310 Sr.
G Justin Amman 6-3 300 Sr.   Ronald Boldin 6-5 290 Sr.
C Jarad Moon 6-4 290 Sr.   Antoine Mirambeau 6-3 283 So.
G Otis Duhart 6-4 285 Jr.   Montrae Holland 6-3 310 So.
T Tarlos Thomas 6-6 330 Sr.   Char-ron Dorsey 6-7 340 Sr.
TE Ryan Sprague 6-5 245 Sr.   Nick Franklin 6-3 265 Sr.
K Brett Cimorelli 6-4 215 Fr.   Chance Gwaltney 5-10 175 Jr.
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Eric Thomas-C, Jason Whitaker-G, Peter Warrick-WR, Ron Dugans-WR, Germaine Stringer-WR, Dan Kendra-FB, Sebastian Janikowski-K

Strengths: The ability of FSU to produce defensive ends continues. The trio rotation of Seymour, Reynolds, and Warren is as good as it gets. Seymour and fellow leading tackler Tommy Polley went down with knee injuries in the Sugar Bowl and both have a long way to go for next season. If Polley can return to form then all three starting linebackers return including Allen and Jennings. The defensive backs are numerous. Although maybe not the defensive team's strongest point in '99 there should not be too much drop off in numbers and talent. A few injuries could really hurt. Tay Cody, Derrick Gibson, Cookie Thomas, and Chris Hope are almost a D version of the fab four on paper. Punter Keith Cottrell is one of the ACC's finest.
Weaknesses: Without a doubt falls on the interior of the line. With Simon and Johnson leaving there is not much experience. FSU has a habit of keeping the DL fresh by rotating in players with no drop off in talent, but will have problems with that scheme in 2000. Tons of unproven young talent on the line. The interior of the defensive line will be the biggest priority in Seminole land. Although the starting linebackers return the drop off in experienced depth is big. Former walk-on Jean Jeune and Jerel Hudson will need to step up to provide some much needed playing time at linebacker and hopes are incoming frosh Kendyll Pope can play immediately.
DE Jamal Reynolds 6-3 260 Sr. Darnell Dockett 6-4 265 So.
DT Chris Woods 6-2 260 So. Rian Cason 6-4 290 So.
DT Kevin Emanuel 6-4 250 So.   Tony Benford 6-3 275 So.
DE David Warren 6-3 250 Sr.   Roland Seymour 6-3 254 Sr.
SLB Brian Allen 6-1 225 Sr.   Jean Jeune 5-9 195 Jr.
MLB Bradley Jennings 6-3 235 Jr.   Jerel Hudson 6-3 249 So.
WLB Tommy Polley 6-4 220 Sr.   Kendyll Pope 6-2 212 Fr.
CB Coronta Cody 5-10 175 Sr.   Stanford Samuels 5-10 180 So.
CB Clevan Thomas 5-10 195 Sr.   Malcolm Tatum 6-0 170 So.
SS Derrick Gibson 6-2 210 Sr.   Abdul Howard 6-0 200 Jr.
FS Chris Hope 6-0 200 Jr.   B.J. Ward 6-4 200 Fr.
P Keith Cottrell 6-3 203 Sr.   Eric Resta 6-0 198 Fr.
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Corey Simon-DT, Jerry Johnson-DT, Theon Rackley-LB, Bobby Rhodes-LB, Mario Edwards-DB, Sean Key-DB, Reggie Durden-DB