The geniuses at the School Out West decided it was a great idea to buy “State Champion” rings for the football team, since the Noles didn’t win a national championship or even an ACC title this year. Heck, they didn’t even win their division. They didn’t even beat Houston in their bowl game.
The rings, which also acknowledged the Seminoles’ appearance in the Peach Bowl—a 38-24 loss to Houston—cost $62,010. The school also purchased 64 pendants at $175 each. The final total: $73,210.
I’m guessing, since it’s F$U, that this is taxpayer money. MY taxpayer money. And I think it bears repeating that the ring commemorates a bowl game in which the Noles LOST.
Of course, there’s no such thing as a “State Championship.” While it’s true that Florida State beat Florida, Miami and South Florida, it’s also true that the Noles didn’t play every Division I team int he state. UCF, FIU and FAU technically went undefeated against F$U in 2015 (because they didn’t play).
It should not go unremarked that in years when Miami, Florida and F$U all play each other, there is already a trophy – the Florida Cup, of which F$U is the present custodian, having last won it in 2013.