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Video: Syracuse DB Julian Whigham Hates Florida State's War Chant: "It Makes Me Want To Punch Somebody"

Anyone that attends a game at Florida State is likely to leave Doak Campbell Stadium with the Seminoles' war chant stuck in their head. To Syracuse defensive back Julian Whigham, there are few things that annoy him more. Whigham, a Florida native, spoke to about his sheer hatred of the chant, which SU has been playing on repeat in its indoor practice facility this week.

Whigham suffered a scary injury last time Syracuse traveled to Tallahassee, a 59-3 blowout loss for the Orange to the eventual national champions. Sophomore Steve Ishamel, another Floridian on the Syracuse roster, is one of the bright spots for the 3-4 Orange, and he's actually looking forward to hearing the war chant for the first time as an opposing player.

"You could hear (the chant) on TV all the time," Ishmael said.

"Most definitely it's stuck in my head. Just hearing the excitement from the fans just excites me. I love going to away games because once you make a play the crowd is silent. They can't play the music. "It's going to be amazing just to watch the horse come out, just watching everything play out."

Syracuse played FSU tougher at the Carrier Dome last season, losing 38-20. We'll have to see what Ishmael has to say about the chant after the game to see if he's converted to Whigham's side, or if he still appreciates the tough atmosphere at the Doak.