Despite rumors to contrary, no white helmets on horizon for Florida State http://www.orlandosentinel.com/spor...e-football-news-0505-20100504,0,2281820.story Jimbo Fisher, Steve Spurrier agree: Move UF-FSU to season opener FSU defense shows signs of improvement in first spring with new coaching staff Florida State offense fares well in Jimbo Fisher’s first spring as head coach College Football Florida State Seminoles Tennessee Titans By Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel 6:30 p.m. EDT, May 4, 2010 E-mail Print Share Text Size os-florida-state-football-news-0505-20100504 Oh, the college football offseason: Filled with endless anticipation of fall Saturdays, discussions about why this season will be better than last and, in the case of the Florida State faithful, talk about … helmets? Indeed. Thanks to some pictures that found their way onto the Internet after a potential recruit's visit to Tallahassee, speculation roared on message boards and blogs that Florida State would be wearing white — and not gold — helmets at some point this season. In some forms, the rumor even came with a date on which the helmets would be worn: Sept. 11 when Florida State travels to Oklahoma. But, alas. The purists can calm down. Talk of Florida State wearing a white helmet was just that. Football team spokesman Bob Thomas said earlier this week that the Seminoles will not, in fact, be wearing a white helmet. Nor was there ever any plan in place to do so. The speculation began when a potential recruit photographed a white FSU helmet — with a garnet spear — that was on a mannequin in the Seminoles' locker room. Then the picture hit the Web, which created the buzz. Hudson named to Lombardi Award watch list Given that he'll be a four-year starter this season and that he's consistently been among the best offensive linemen in the Atlantic Coast Conference since his freshman season, senior G Rodney Hudson is likely to be in the running for several national honors. No surprise, then, that Hudson was named last week to the watch list for the Lombardi Award, which is given to the best lineman — offensive or defensive — in college football. Linebackers who line up no deeper than five yards from the line of scrimmage are also eligible. Hudson is one of 75 players on the preliminary watch list, which will be trimmed closer to the start of the season. Hudson earned various all-American honors a season ago, was first-team All-ACC and earned the conference's Jacobs Trophy, which goes to the league's best blocker. Former deep snapper Aronson selected to academic honor society Former Florida State deep snapper Zach Aronson has been selected to join the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society, which is made up of college football players who have maintained at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA. The National Football Foundation established the Hampshire Society in 2007. Aronson is the second Florida State player to be selected for inclusion. The first was former S Myron Rolle, whom the Tennessee Titans recently selected in the sixth round of the NFL draft. Aronson earned his undergraduate degree in sports management and is completing a graduate degree in integrated marketing communications.