On red-shirt sophomore QB Jacob Coker...
Some students have seen who they believe to be Jacob Coker in a boot, which implies an injury of some kind. This is obviously not a good thing, but it doesn't speak to the severity of the injury.
It's important to note that Coker was not seen on crutches, and also that FSU is very quick to boot just about anyone for any foot or ankle type injury. It's even become a joke on message boards, twitter and the comment section, with lines like "they'll put a boot on ya."
Coker is competing for the starting quarterback job against Red-shirt junior Clint Trickett and red-shirt freshman Jameis Winston.
I'm putting this out because I don't want the comment section of every article to turn into "Jacob Coker injury watch 2013."
FSU has not released any information on this or any other spring injuries.
Florida State spring practice begins March 20.
Josh Newberg: At what point did you know you were going to sign with Florida State?
Matthew Thomas: Well I decided that morning (Signing Day). The night before I was honestly thinking USC. I was trying to get the LOI and everything ready and signed first. But my mom didn't want to sign it. She didn't want me to go to USC.
JN: So if your mom would have signed the papers you'd be a Trojan right now?
MT: Yeah, I would have been a Trojan.
JN: Are you upset about that?
MT: No I think everything works out how it's supposed to. I'm going to make the best of my situation. It's not like I'm unhappy, I really like Florida State. It's not a problem, I'm happy with my decision.
JN: Tell me more about you and your mom's discussion. Did it get heated when she wouldn't sign the LOI?
MT: No we just talked and stuff. We couldn't agree, but it's my mom, I just did what I had to do.
JN: What was your feeling after your signing ceremony?
MT: I had butterflies. I was like, 'wow I really just did it'.
Just met his aunt at my folk's butcher shop in Fleming Island (Clay County). She was tearing up because her nephew had just signed with FSU to play football. I asked who and she said Austin Droogsma. I said I thought he was only doing shot put and she said now football too. She was amazed I knew who he was. I said I heard his dad did shot put for FSU too and she said she got him into track.