- Lance Zierlein of NFL.com broke down Dalvin Cook, and gave his NFL comp to Clinton Portis, former University of Miami running back and all-pro NFL star.
Cook has good size, terrific burst, elusiveness, the ability to play in every scheme and the talent to play on all three downs. When I take into account his body type, playing style and projected potential in the NFL, I see former Miami Hurricanes running back Clinton Portis. I know, Seminoles fans ... and I'm sorry.
Now, keep in mind that I'm talking about the Hurricanes and Denver Broncos version of Portis and not the version that the Washington Redskins turned into a grinder between the tackles. Portis had phenomenal one-cut ability in Denver's zone scheme, with the ability to bury defenses once he surged past the second level. I see those exact traits in Cook. Lateral agility and field vision are other qualities that both running backs share. The one area where Portis excelled and where Cook has to improve is in blitz recognition and pickup.
- Florida State and FAMU football combined to impact the local economy directly by $94 million dollars. The article by The Famuan, notes that an average visitor spends $459 dollars a day and $1,193 on their total trip.
- In Sport Illustrated’s bowl predictions, the publication has Florida State traveling to Orlando for the Russell Athletic Bowl vs. TCU.
- On Tuesday, Jimbo Fisher announced senior DB Nate Andrews will miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to a partially torn pectoral muscle that will require surgery. He says the team will look into getting Andrews a medical red shirt.
- The ‘Noles picked up a commitment from three-star offensive lineman Brady Scott on Tuesday. Scott is the first 2017 offensive lineman added to the class.
- Forwad Jonathan Isaac was named one of 10 impact freshman by Fox Sports heading into the 2016-2017 season.
His numbers won’t be as gaudy as some freshman, but his impact will be significant. He’ll push for a double-double and will make some wow plays in the process. One FSU source said he’s pushing 6-foot-11, 225 pounds. For a prospect that is versatile enough to handle the ball, shoot jumpers from distance and play on the wing, that’s absurd to think about. Not to mention as a junior in high school, Isaac stood just 6-foot-7. Now, Isaac is able to touch the backboard on his tiptoes. Between sophomore wing Dwayne Bacon and Isaac, Leonard Hamilton has at least a pair of future NBA players.
- After a ninth inning comeback by the Chicago Cubs in game four of the NLDS, Buster Posey and the San Fransisco Giants were eliminated. The former ‘Nole catcher hit 5-18 in the playoffs.