Going into last season, starting offensive guard Matt Meinrod had a lot to be optimistic about. The 6-foot-4 and 295 pound standout was the Seminoles most consistent lineman and he won pound-for-pound strength title after benching 485 pounds, lifting a school-record 431 pounds in the hang clean, and squatting 580 pounds. That all ended on the first game of the year with a season ending injury.
March 16, 2005
Friday's season-opener in the Orange Bowl between fourth-ranked Florida State and fifth-ranked Miami is right around the corner -- thankfully. There has been expected chirping between the two teams -- mainly from UM cornerback <b>Antrel Rolle</b> who said FSU receiver <b>Craphonso Thorpe</b> doesn't "match up" with him -- as the days draw closer. Still, the game will boil down to preparation and execution, and <b>Matt Meinrod</b> says the Seminoles are ready to play.
September 8, 2004
Florida State continued its preparation on Monday for its season-opener at Miami. Although FSU coach <b>Bobby Bowden</b> has been pleased with the Seminoles' progress, the veteran coach says his team must continue to improve. Starting guard <b>Matt Meinrod</b> also is upbeat about the Seminoles' effort leading to the opener against the Hurricanes. Click here for an update.
August 23, 2004
As Florida State's <b>David Castillo</b> made his way towards the parking lot after Wednesday's conditioning session, he looked towards teammate <b>Matt Meinrod </b> and with a smirk called him "the world's strongest man." Click here for an update as the Seminoles offensive line looks to help pave the way this season.
July 14, 2004
Let's talk efficiency: FSU scored on six of its 14 drives against UNC. Let's talk consistency: the 'Noles' six scoring drives averaged 7.3 plays and 65.2 yards. Let's talk balance: FSU totaled 42 rushing attempts (for 236 yards) and 37 passing attempts (for 317 yards). Last season, the Seminoles averaged 40.4 rushing attempts per game (187 yards) and 29.9 passing attempts (211.1).Let's talk improvements: "I thought we played really well, but you can't be satisfied with UNC," Matt Meinrod said.
September 3, 2003