On Saturday evening, Florida State (0-1) will host Alabama-Birmingham (1-0) in its home opener in front of a national television audience. Given the present climate of college football, games like this one are becoming harder and harder to discard as relative mismatches. Just ask Seminole fullback B.J. Dean, an Alabama native who has played with and against several Blazer players.
September 17, 2004
Tuscaloosa native <b>B.J. Dean</b> grew up around many of the players on Alabama-Birmingham. Dean remembers the hard-nosed attitude that his old hometown friends bring to the game, and hopes that it will spark the same drive in him. On Saturday, when the Blazers come to town, Dean wants to make sure their reunion is one that UAB would like to forget.
September 14, 2004
Florida State ended its summer conditioning workouts on Tuesday, and there probably wasn't a player who worked as hard as fullback <b>B.J. Dean.</b> Dean, in fact, has remained in Tallahassee since spring practice, determined to change his approach and work habits. While FSU fullbacks block primarily for tailbacks like <b>Lorenzo Booker</b> (pictured), Dean's hard work has paid off. Click here for an update.
August 4, 2004