-Hueytown is holding "Jameis Winston Day."
-Two former Florida State quarterbacks (Clint Trickett and Jacob Coker) are almost assuiredly going to be the starters for West Virginia and Alabama when the two teams face off in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic in Atlanta.
-Speaking of quarterbacks, Brendan Sonnone is working on something that previews the opposing quarterbacks Florida State will face this year. And they are not very good/experienced. At all. Given that FSU has the best secondary in the country, that's not a good recipe for opponents. And that should give FSU the ability to focus more resources against the run.
The lack of proven QBs on FSU’s schedule is staggering. Not one QB threw for more than 2,000 yards last year: http://t.co/OHOXuz1wTQ— Brendan Sonnone (@osfsu) June 25, 2014
It should be noted that Notre Dame’s Everett Golson had 2,000+ yard seasonsin ’12.— Brendan Sonnone (@osfsu) June 25, 2014
Average season-long stat line for 11 of the 12 projected starters on FSU’s schedule: 71-of-117 (60%) ,788 passing yards, 4.5 TDs & 3.1 INTs— Brendan Sonnone (@osfsu) June 25, 2014
That's an average QB rating of 124.7, which would've been 79th in the NCAA. http://t.co/OHOXuz1wTQ— Brendan Sonnone (@osfsu) June 25, 2014
One last note: FSU is projected to face three QBs who have started games for UF: Driskel, Murphy (BC) and Brissett (NC State)— Brendan Sonnone (@osfsu) June 25, 2014
Of the three current/former UF starters, they have a combined career QB rating 122.45. http://t.co/OHOXuz1wTQ— Brendan Sonnone (@osfsu) June 25, 2014
Freshman QB J.J. Cosentino throws a ball over a four-story apartment complex to freshman DB Malik Jackson
-Athlon has its All-America Team out. FSU appears 14 times.
OIffense: 1st -- Jameis Winston, Nick O'Leary, Cam Erving, Tre' Jackson; 2nd -- Rashad Greene, Josue Matias; 4th -- Karlos Williams. Defense: 1st -- Jalen Ramsey; 3rd-- Mario Edwards, Jr., P.J. Williams. Specialists: 1st -- Roberty Aguayo; 3rd -- Kermit Whitfield.
-Miami added guard Geron Christian, a player Florida State was evaluating but had not yet offered. I believe FSU had higher prospects on its board. Miami apparently offered him at tackle, something I do not believe FSU would have considered.
-Andy Hutchins at Alligator Army has a nice writeup on Will Muschamp, asking if UF not only has to win to satisfy UF fans, but win with style and a lot of points, like Spurrier and Meyer did. There may be something to that.
-Cam Underwood at State Of The U takes a look at Miami's recruiting. Miami does not seem to be moving up into the super elite level of recruiting (50 percent or more blue chips), despite the sanctions or threat of sanctions being no more. Miami is a team that needs to have a big year on the field, or it will be at risk of recruits tuning out Al Golden's message.
-Here are the highlights of FAU's punter Sean Kelly, a player I believe FSU might be interested in since he is transferring. I do not know if he would be eligible immediately, but FSU does have two open scholarships if he checks out.