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Former Nole Myron Rolle earns MD from Florida State

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If you are looking for the embodiment of “student-athlete,” look no further than what former FSU star safety Myron Rolle has accomplished, off the field.

The culmination came Saturday in Tallahassee, when Rolle officially graduated. Not just from one of Florida Sate’s undergraduate programs, but getting his PhD in Neurosurgery and preparing to start his residency at Harvavrd Medical School soon.

He proudly took to social media this afternoon:

You might remember that Rolle actually had his Rhodes Scholarship final interview, that allowed him to get into London’s famed Oxford University, on a Seminoles game day at Maryland in 2008. He finished the process, which included oral and written examination and then flew on a private plane to play in FSU’s nationally televised win over the Terps that night.

Rolle finished his fellowship at Oxford two years later and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2010 Draft. He never played in a regular season game before being released in 2011. and was also was cut by the Steelers in the 2012 pre-season.

At that point, he gave up the dream of being a starter in the NFL, and turned his focus back to medicine.

He, then enrolled in Florida State’s medical school and finished up this spring with his degree in Neurosurgery.  The now 30 year old is now getting the chance to follow in the footsteps of a childhood hero, Dr. Ben Carson, a world renowned Neurosurgeon, who is now the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Trump administration.

Rolle read Carson’s book, “Gifted Hands” about his own life story, dreamed of being a doctor 20 years ago in the fifth grade, and he now is one, officially.

Student-athlete, indeed.

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FSU released Mike Norvell’s assistant coach’s salary info

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New FSU coach Mike Norvell is full speed ahead in every aspect of his program, including finalizing his coaching staff. And, he and the athletic department are making sure that his coaches are more than competitively compensated for his first season.

The Tallahassee Democrat obtained coaching salary information for seven of the eight assistants that Norvell has agreed with. According to their reporting, seven coaches have signed a “letter of understanding” in lieu of later actual contract and it details their compensation amounts:

First, Norvell agreed to a six year deal in December to take over in Tallahassee and it will average just over $4.4 million over the life of the deal. He also received an assistant pool from the school of $5.25 million.

On the breakdown, Norvell’s highest paid assistant will be defensive coordinator, Adam Fuller, who is slated to make $800,000 this season after coming to the Noles with Norvell from Memphis

Norvell will pay FSU’s new offensive coordinator, Kenny Dillingham, who was at Auburn a year ago, but was previously the offensive coordinator at Memphis with Norvell before that, $625,000. And, special teams coordinator John Papuchis will earn $550,000 this season.

The paper also learn the three other position coaches are also going to be making half a million dollars each. Interestingly, defensive line coach Odell Haggins has an existing salary a $482,000 and is being retained by Norvell. One would have to believe with the job that Haggins did, once again as the interim head coach for the final three games of the season and FSU’s bowl game, if you’ll receive some type of raise.

Receivers Coach Ron Dugans was also retained by Norvell and his compensation is slated to be $450,000 for this season, unless Norvell, chooses to give him as raise, too.

The only salary exception is defensive backs coach Marcus Woodson, who has been reportedly hired this past week, but not officially announced by the school. And, FSU obviously does not have a letter of understanding with Woodson, like the others do.

Norvell has taken over the Seminoles after leading the Memphis Tigers to their most successful season in their history at 12 – 1, including an American Conference Championship game win over Cincinnati. That earned them a berth in the Cotton Bowl.

Norvell did not return to coach that game is Penn State defeated them on New Year’s Day.

His previous salary was  just over $2.5 million with incentives at Memphis.

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ACC releases FSU and Miami dates for 2020 opponents

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The Atlantic Coast Conference released their conference schedule for 2020 on Wednesday morning, and we now know the opponents and the order of conference games for the Seminoles and the Hurricanes.

First, for Miami. They already knew that they were opening the pre-conference schedule with Temple at home on Saturday, September 5th, and there toughest early test will likely be at Michigan State three Saturdays later.

Now, the ACC revealed the Canes will begin the conference season on October 3rd with a game at Hard Rock stadium against Pitt.

Miami will play their only non-Saturday ACC game six days later on a Friday night in Winston-Salem, NC, against Wake Forest.

Miami also has home games with North Carolina and then the Seminoles, which comes on November 7th. The Hurricanes will also play at Virginia, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech before finishing the season on Saturday November 28th back at home vs. Duke.

As for the Seminoles, they come off of a loaded pre-conference season where they are playing West Virginia in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend Saturday September 5th. And, they are playing at Boise State in the return game for last year’s upset loss on September 19th in Idaho.

FSU learned Wednesday, that they will open at NC State on Saturday October 3rd. The Noles and first year coach Mike Norvell, then get four time defending champion Clemson, as their second ACC opponent the following week in Tallahassee.

Then, they also host Wake Forest on October 17th. FSU’s remaining road games are at Louisville, Miami and Syracuse. The game against the Orange will be on Thursday night November 19th.

Florida State’s final ACC home game will be with Boston College on the previous Saturday, November 14th.

As part of the ACC schedule release, UCF learned that they will be playing Friday night September 4th in their home opener with North Carolina. That game to be televised nationally by ESPN.

The Knights already knew that they would be playing Georgia Tech in the pre-conference schedule on September 19th in Atlanta.

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