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Florida State football, recruiting news: Seminoles lacking "killer instinct"

Kermit Whitfield in Florida State's 59-16 win over Texas State
Kermit Whitfield in Florida State's 59-16 win over Texas State
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- Corey Clark of the Tallahassee Democrat discusses how this year's Florida State lacks the killer instinct that they have had in years past. Although the Seminoles have survived their first four games without this ability to put games away in convincing fashion, I don't believe that they can survive this next stretch if they allow their opponents to hang around in each of these games.

Jimbo Fisher recognizes killer instinct. He knows exactly what it looks like.

His 2013 Florida State team was like a horror movie villain, terrorizing and traumatizing virtually every opponent that lined up in front of it. The Seminoles wouldn’t just beat teams, they’d knock them down, step on their throats and then drive a stake in their hearts for good measure. They were mean. They wanted to embarrass you. They wanted to destroy you.

This Florida State team? Yeah, not so much.

- Jared Shanker takes an in-depth look at the injury that almost ended Trey Marshall's playing career his senior year of high school. Marshall, who has been one of Jalen Ramsey's replacements at the star position this year and is currently third on the Florida State roster in tackles, has risen to the occasion in his increased playing time this season.

- Here's a look at the other side of what we see each week as Cameron Underwood of State of the U tweeted and compiled updates from Jimbo Fisher's appearance on the Joe Rose Show, a Miami radio staple.

- There has been an update in the recovery of Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams, who is now expected to miss the rest of the season with the neck fracture suffered in the Tigers' season opener against Wofford, as reported here by Aaron Brenner, Clemson beat writer for The Post & Courier. Although Williams entered the season as their #1 receiver, Artavis Scott has risen up to be a suitable replacement through Clemson's first four games of the season.

-FSU's Jalen Ramsey is predicted in the top ten of this mock draft.

Recruiting: A new addition to the stacked recruitment visitor list for this weekend's FSU/UM game is 2017 5* cornerback William Pools, out of Atlanta, Georgia. Stay tuned to Tomahawk Nation for a full visitor list in the coming days.