The SodTalk connects Seminole Legends with Seminole fans at FSU's Sod Cemetary.



With the FSU's Sod Cemetery beginning its 54th season, SodTalk at the Sod Cemetery returns for its third season on the Charleston Southern Gameday Saturday at 11a.m.

SodTalk Legends will be new FSU Hall of Famers Alex Barron and Charlie Barnes. The Sod Cemetery is located between the Bobby Bowden Statue and Dick Howser Baseball Stadium, just outside Doak Campbell Stadium's Gate M.  Sod Talk is always 90 minutes before kickoff.  

Alex Barron was a 6-8 315 pound rock of stability at offensive tackle for Bobby Bowden's Seminoles.  He came to FSU in 2003 and became only the seventh two-time NCAA Consensus All-American in FSU history.  His senior season he allowed only one quarterback sack and was one of three Outland Trophy finalists. Barron graduated from FSU and was the 19th pick of the 1st round in the NFL Draft, with an eight year NFL career. 

Charlie Barnes was the consummate organizer, author, and live events voice for Seminole Boosters and FSU for 35 years. He traveled the state and the nation as the leader and master of ceremonies for the Bobby Bowden Tours between 1978-2009. He provided classic color and humor for 31 years for the Bobby Bowden Monday Luncheons. While serving as Executive Director and Senior V.P. of Seminole Boosters, Charlie's stories and publications chronicled FSU's rise to national stature. 

This year SodTalk has added staging and professional sound to accommodate more fans.  Over 2,000 fans enjoyed Warrick Dunn's SodTalk last season.  

Seminole Booster President Andy Miller said, " We're  always looking to add to the Gameday experience for our fans. SodTalk is a fun pre-game event for our fans to see and hear from the Legends they cheered for. It's been a great addition."

For additional information, email Doug Mannheimer at or call at 850 519 1716

Warchant TV: Sod Talk with Warrick Dunn (link)

Ron Simmons at FSU's sod talk (link)

Warchant TV: Sod Talk with Ron Simmons (link)

Take 5: The Greatest Sod Games Ever (link)

Charlie Ward gives Florida State sod talk before Gators' game (link

Puntrooskie reenacted at Sod Cemetary (link)

Amp Lee and Aaron Carter SodTalk Sept. 2014 (link)


Fred Biletnikoff and Derrick Brooks SodTalk 2014 (link)


Charlie Ward SodTalk Nov.2014 (link)


Marvin Jones SodTalk Oct. 2015 (link)


Dickie Hosford Band plays: Ol' Time Rockin Nole, Seminole Saturday Night (link)

The Florida State Seminole Cemetary (link)


College Gameday Segment- Florida State's Sod Cemetary 1991 (link)


Honoring The Past In College Football (link)

Sod Cemetary Comes To Life Page 1

Sod Cemetary Comes To Life Page 2

Sod Cemetary allows Noles to dig up old, new memories page 1

Sod Cemetary allows Noles to dig up old, new memories page 2

Sod Cemetary allows Noles to dif up old, new memories page 3

Sod Cemetary allows Noles to dig up old, new memories page 4

Origin of the Sod Games

Noles have reminders of winning turf wars



Sod man is passed down line

Cemetary celebrates legendary FSU tradition

Major Florida State Wins Live On In Sod Cemetary (link)


Doug, Corey Simon, and Peter Warrick

Sod Cemetary named third-best Postgame Tradition in NCAA Football

Doug Manheimer and Derrick Brooks at Sod Cemetary 10-18-14

Doug Manheimer and Derrick Brooks at Sod Cemetary 10-18-14

1993 FSU Wide Reciever Matt Frier

Sod Cemetary 1

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