Florida State football opens its sixth spring under head coach Jimbo Fisher Wednesday. The head coach will speak with the media Wednesday at 1:30 ET and updates will be provided from Dustin Tackett, Ariya Massoudi and myself in the COMMENT SECTION.
Fisher is expected to speak on a number of newsworthy topics, including the large group of freshmen who enrolled early. We'll expect to get injury updates, and position changes and likely some praise on which players had strong offseasons.
The biggest topic will almost certainly be the quarterback position. Red-shirt junior Sean Maguire seems to be the front runner and was praised for his off-season leadership by Jimbo Fisher, but nothing Maguire has done on the field has inspired much confidence in Florida State fans to this point. The shoes left by Jameis Winston, the best QB in the history of the program, won't be easy to fill.
The Seminoles will also be looking to replace four of five starting offensive linemen -- and all four could be drafted, so these are pretty big losses.
FSU also lost two of the best pass catchers in the history of the program, Nick O'Leary and Rashad Greene, leaving a very inexperienced, but athletic group of receivers and tight ends to step up.
With all of the uncertainty surrounding the offense, FSU fans can take heart that Dalvin Cook returns. And FSU fans hope Mario Pender or Jacques Patrick can provide solid depth.
The defense has more experience, but its most talented players are again found in the freshman and sophomore classes (this happens when all of the best veteran players skip off to the NFL). The competition on the defensive line should be fierce, with so many returning.
Linebacker is a different story, as FSU barely has enough healthy bodies to fill out a two-deep.
And defensive back looks to be Jalen Ramsey, a lot of unspectacular veterans, and some very promising but inexperienced youth.