The Emerald Bowl features two programs seemingly going in opposite directions. Patrick Cowan and UCLA have won three straight, including an upset of rival USC. Florida State, meanwhile, is a loss away from its first losing season since 1976. Can the Seminoles right the ship? Get a complete preview.[details]
At Florida State: A transfer from Tennessee Tech University
who will compete for playing time at the cornerback
position... enrolled at Florida State during the spring of 2003 and
has participated in spring practices in both 2003 and 2004.
2003: A redshirt season after transferring from Tennessee
At Tennessee Tech: Played in eight games as a running back
for the Golden Eagles... gained 59 yards on 23 carries as a running
back for 2.6 yards per carry average... also caught three passes and
returned one kickoff for 15 yards... scored his first career touchdown
against Valparaiso on a four-yard rush during a 62-10
Tennessee Tech victory on Sept. 21.
High School: Graduated from Madison County High School
in 2002... played both cornerback and running back as a prep
standout... lettered four years in football and track and field and
earned all-state honors in both sports... led Madison to a 12-2 record
in 2002 as a senior... totaled 89 tackles, six interceptions, and six
blocked kicks (four punts and two field goals)... blocked a total of
12 kicks in his final three years as a member of the Madison
varsity... competed in the FHSAA weightlifting championships
during his senior season... also competed in the long jump and the
110 meter hurdles at the FHSAA track and field championship
during his senior season.
Personal: Born Dec. 12, 1983... first name is pronounced
Michael... majoring in education.