This afternoon, Warchant.com broke news regarding three members of the Florida State football team. The biggest news being the spring loss of running back Dalvin Cook. Cook will be undergoing shoulder surgery that will cause him to miss all of spring practice. This comes as a big blow for the true freshman who was looking to pick up valuable practice time with his early enrollment. With Karlos Williams, Mario Pender and Ryan Green all competing for carries, we will have to wait and see how the competition plays out with Cook's goal for early playing time.
Also being reported is that back up offensive lineman Sterling Lovelady has left the team to focus on academics. Lovelady was in competition for the backup center position. With four of the five offensive lineman returning, and a solid recruiting class, his departure should be replaceable.
And the last piece of news coming out today is that Giorgio Newberry will moving back to the defensive line, this time as a defensive tackle. Newberry came into FSU with the ability to play either offensive or defensive line, but started out as a defensive end. He then transitioned to tight end last year when FSU had bad luck at the position. Combined with not excelling at the position, the excellent play of human cyborg Nick O'Leary and incoming recruits, Marvin Saunders and Ryan Izzo, Newberry's playing time would have likely decreased even more.
Tomahawk Nation will continue with spring coverage leading up Florida State's spring game. The game is scheduled for April 12th at 3 PM. It will be broadcast on ESPN.