Florida State plays its annual Garnet and Gold Spring Game Saturday at 2 ET. Though more than a third of the roster could be sidelined with injury, FSU is committed to preserving its traditional format of two separate teams, though walk-ons will be heavily featured due to all the injuries.
The game will not be televised, and though the reason has not been given by ESPN, it's worth wondering if ESPN would have been in town had Florida State not lost the vast majority of its best players.
But the Florida State spring game will be broadcast on ESPN3.com, which is an opportunity for Tomahawk Nation contributor Ariya Massoudi who will be doing the play-by-play.
The radio call will be on the IMG Radio Network.
The weather looks to be quite poor, we there is a 75 percent chance of thunderstorms.
An alumni flag football game will take place during halftime -- a relatively recent tradition that has been a big hit with fans who get to see their former favorite Seminoles.
Our Kyle Griffis has a huge preview, a section of which is excerpted below.
Finally, FSU fans should also keep an eye on the not-so-distant future while taking in the Garnet & Gold game. Florida State's three 5-star early enrollees are expected to make an immediate impact in 2015, and all three should see substantial playing time on Saturday. Coach Fisher has praised Derwin James as being one of the most naturally gifted freshmen he has ever encountered. 'Noles fans should definitely expect to see a lot of James in the secondary on Saturday, and likely in the fall as well.
As mentioned before, it will be noteworthy to see if George Campbell can push some of the more veteran receivers for playing time in 2015. The same can be said of Jacques Patrick, a hard and physical runner, who will compliment fellow running backs Dalvin Cook and Mario Pender well. Patrick has received praise from Coach Fisher for his quick grasp of the offense, and many 'Noles fans are already making the comparison of Patrick to great FSU bruiser Greg Jones. Be sure to watch for these young stars to make an impact on Saturday and well into the future for the Seminoles.
Parking opens at 8 a.m. and you can consult this handy parking guide (.pdf) courtesy of Florida State.