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South Bend, IN ( - Zach Auguste scored 26 points and No. 25 Notre Dame pulled away in the second half for an 83-63 win over short-handed Florida State on Saturday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Conference scoring leader Jerian Grant added 18 points, including 14 in the second half, and Demetrius Jackson also scored 18 as Notre Dame (10-1, 1-0 ACC) picked up its sixth consecutive win since a one-point loss to Providence on Nov. 23. Florida State played without leading scorer Aaron Thomas, who was declared ineligible by the school on Friday. The junior guard was averaging 14.8 points and 3.5 rebounds this season. Somebody else just has to step up, FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. For us, we just have a lot of moving parts this season. We have a young squad. We have some youngsters there that I think will continue to work hard. Well get a few more games under their belt and develop a little better identity and be more consistent. I think that will definitely help us. Montay Brandon had 14 points to lead the Seminoles (4-5, 0-1) and Devon Bookert scored 11. It was Notre Dames first win in three all-time games against Florida State, which beat the Irish in the 2011 NCAA Tournament and won the first meeting between the teams as ACC foes last season. Notre Dame had 10 dunks in the game. The Irish are throwing down, baby. The Irish are throwing down, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. How about that? We got some guys that can finish dont we? But to get a league win under your belt before Christmas is huge. Auguste scored 14 of his 26 points to help Notre Dame take a 36-30 lead at halftime. But the Irish didnt pull away until the second half when Auguste, Grant and Jackson scored seven straight points to stretch a six-point lead to 13. The Seminoles never got it back to single digits after that despite hitting five 3-pointers in the second half and trailed by as many as 28 down the stretch. 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The two losses in the wildcard rounds keep the evaluation on Dalton open -- just like it did for Peyton Manning many years ago and Matt Ryan until last year. Drew Smyly Jersey .Y. -- A month ago, Syracuse was unbeaten, ranked No.PHOENIX - Give Pete Carroll the opportunity to campaign for someone or something he believes in and hell gladly jump at the chance.Usually its for a player, or a cause. But Carrolls drive this year was getting recognition for general manager John Schneider, the co-architect of the Seattle Seahawks rise who usually tries to avoid the spotlight.He has just worked tirelessly to continue to compete, to find guys to make this a healthy, competitive roster, Carroll said. I mean the hundreds of changes in the first year was just trying to find guys. The continuation of that, it changed in terms of the numbers, but the attitude, the approach, John just continued to battle for it.I dont know how he couldnt be recognized with the drafts that hes had, with the free agency success hes had, with the success of our lower draft picks that have come through.Five years after being selected by Carroll to be the second piece of the Seahawks hierarchy, Seattle is in a second consecutive Super Bowl thanks largely to a roster constructed by Schneider. Hes received little recognition for what Seattle has accomplished during his tenure and while Schneider doesnt care, Carroll would like to see him honoured.His insight and his ability and really the creativity that he brings couldnt have been more obvious, Carroll said. But the rest of us, I dont know. Were just playing a game and were a team. But I think his situation here really should stand out and should be recognized.The 43-year-old Schneider has not rested on what Seattle has accomplished during his tenure, to the point where the Seahawks were holding pre-draft meetings this week in Arizona leading up to Sundays game against New England. Asked recently if he could have imagined Seattles success after five years, Schneider said he cant look at two conference titles and four playoff appearances from a broad perspective.We are so focused and consumed about getting better in every area on a daily basis that it has just built like that over the years, Schneider said. I know you guys have heard me talk about being a consistent championship-calibre team. And with that comes really tough decisions, like, every day. Obviously, its what you strive for..ddddddddddddEverybody just kind of knows that. We dont talk about it. Yeah, of course everybody wants to be a world champion, everybody wants to win Super Bowls. But the manner in which we did it was a blast, the whole group. The culture that we are in is just awesome.While Schneider and Carroll are 20 years apart in age, they often act like brothers. That relationship developed in the first few months of their partnership when Seattle went through hundreds of roster transactions trying to remodel its team. They often pull lines from movies like Step Brothers in meetings to lighten the mood.Its a cool relationship because John will come through and check with coach all the time, every move hes going to make. Coach will go ahead and say I agree with you, but at the same time theyll have their differences and they always come to an agreement and theyre always on the same page, said Nate Carroll, an assistant coach for Seattle and Petes son. Its very powerful. Its a comfortable setting to work in. Those guys are great.What Schneider has constructed relies on a mix of elements: Hitting on gems in the draft more often than not; discovering undrafted free agents that can contribute; and sprinkling in key free agents when it fits the Seahawks financial structure.Schneider knows time is running out for having so many key contributors playing for cheap by NFL standards. Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, K.J. Wright and Michael Bennett are all taken care of for at least a few more seasons. But looming is an expected new deal for quarterback Russell Wilson this off-season.It presents challenges, there is no question. We havent sat down with his representatives, Schneider said. We are still going to be drafting young players and playing young players, so we might not be able to dip into free agency like you may want to here and there or compensate somebody else that you want to compensate that is already on your team. 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