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Sod Talk tradition to continue online and in-person in 2022

Sod Talk will continue for a 60th season at Florida State with a hybrid model for Florida State fans to enjoy memories of legendary road and bowl victories whether they are attending games at Doak Campbell Stadium or watching from home.

Doug Mannheimer said four video interviews have been recorded with three more planned for September, episodes that will air on Seminoles.com and social media in the days leading up to home games.

“We learned that far more people were able to see them on video than in-person,” said Mannheimer, who is in his 33rd year as the keeper of FSU’s Sod Cemetery. “We have a really outstanding lineup of new SodTalk Legends and think that fans will enjoy each of them.”

The 60th year of the Sod Tradition will now include a “special, new feature” on game days that will help continue FSU fans’ pregame tradition, Mannheimer said. Look for more details in the days leading up to the FSU-Notre Dame game on Sept. 5.

FSU’s Sod Cemetery, which was created by Dean Coyle Moore, commemorates “the most difficult of battles, away from home and against the odds.” A piece of sod is removed and brought back to Tallahassee, buried and recognized by 107 bronze markers in the enclosed area just outside the football team’s practice field. Of the 107 markers, coach Bobby Bowden had a part in 63, Mannheimer said.