Born in Wilmington,
Delaware, our editor Dave Hershorin is a journeyman
journalist who wears many hats. A graduate of University
of Florida (he also went to Florida State, where most
of his allegiances remain), he moved to New Orleans
promptly after graduation. Dave had a twice-weekly jazz
radio show for ten years on WWOZ (90.7fm), and was a
music writer for a regional culturally-based magazine.
His videography company, Hersh Productions, was integral
in chronicling the improvisational music the Crescent
City offered. Dave's culinary efforts were fostered
well enough while in New Orleans to afford him his latest
career pivot, as an in-home pioneer chef. After migrating
north through Pittsburgh (2003-05), Dave is presently
a stay-home dad and resides in upstate New York with
his wife Jill, their son Solomon, and their dog Ruby.
Dave's love for the game started when the 1974 season
kicked, watching Archie Griffin at Ohio State win his
unprecedented and yet-to-be-repeated two Heismans. Inside
connections with the Buckeyes gave him knowledge initially
of how a team's inner-workings affect subsequent outcomes.
This knowledge slowly grew over his teenage years, affording
Dave the ability to hone his observational skills (never
played), which ultimately developed into insightful
analysis and poignant prognosticating. He took this
with him in 1985 to Florida State as an 18-year old,
wide-eyed freshman. Dave's understanding of the game
was about to increase 1000-fold.
Dave was introduced to a young, hotshot walk-on named
Todd Helmick (NationalChamps.net founder), who also
lived in Salley Hall. This relationship began a challenging
of Dave's football knowledge that continues to this
day. The depth of the game that Todd introduced is why
you are reading this now - he showed Dave what the site
was missing and challenged him accordingly. Now the
site's assignment and content editor, their collaboration
is the present foundation supporting all content.