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Florida State football, recruiting news: Is there an explanation for the excessive false starts?

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- Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel attempts to explain the issues behind what has caused Florida State's 29 false starts.

In total, nine different linemen have committed the infraction. Four of the false starts have been called on three different centers, and six have been on wide receivers or tight ends. So everyone is taking a turn with the mental lapses.

Perhaps the most bizarre aspect of the false starts is how they're bundled together. FSU has five drives this season with at least two false starts, meaning more than 30 percent of the penalties are coming in bunches.

- Chattanooga's coaching staff openly stated this week that their biggest priority against Florida State is to keep everyone healthy with the FCS playoffs starting the week after their game against the Seminoles.

-'s Chad Reuter unveiled his current-NFL comparisons for this season's top Heisman contenders and I think Florida State fans will approve of the running back that Dalvin Cook is compared to.

- Bruce Feldman, college football writer for Fox Sports, takes a look at the impressive turnaround that USF has had their third season under Willie Taggart. USF, who started the season 1-3 including their week 2 loss at FSU, have won five of their last six and now sit at 6-4. This was also recently discussed by our own Bud Elliott using Bill Connelly's numbers.