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Florida State football, recruiting news: Where does FSU fall in SI season preview?

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- Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post uses some of Jalen Ramsey's tweets to showcase the confidence that Ramsey has in his own ability. Ramsey, who exudes confidence, backs up his talk on the football field as well as on the track.

- Very interesting piece from Bill Connelly of SB Nation, who analyzes what the 2015 season would look like if the 1985 college football schedule had been played by the present day versions of each team with conference realignments like they were in 1985 as well.

The 2014 season produced more FBS vs. FCS games and more duds than the 1985 slate did. But those FCS games didn't replace big games -- since everybody plays 12 games now, the duds were added on top of the good games.

While the 2014 slate produced 67 games between ranked teams and gave us conference title games and a Playoff champion, the simulation above produced only 56 such games.

Back in the day, college football was fun. Today, it's more fun.

- ESPN's Jared Shanker validates Florida State's young offensive line, saying that they have passed their preseason test.

- Despite losing 11 players to the 2015 NFL draft, Florida State was still looked on favorably in Sports Illustrated's season preview with five of the nine SI analysts predicting that the Seminoles will appear in a New Years Six bowl. SI was not as kind to the Miami Hurricanes as seven of the nine said that Al Golden currently has the hottest seat in college football.

- Joe Vozzelli of the San Marcos Daily Record relays Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione's message that this is his team's chance to prove that they can compete with the best.

To me, this (FSU) is a player’s game,” Franchione said. “Every one of them wanted to play at this level. Every one of them would like to show that they can play at this level. They want to see how they stack up.

This is their game more than anything.”

FSU has offered a scholarship to 2017 4-star defensive end Chase Young out of Hyattsville, Maryland after his impressive performance on national television in Dematha Catholic's 38-14 win over Miami Central.