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Florida State football, recruiting news: Is a nine-game ACC slate in the works?

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Florida State’s new depth chart which was shared with the media on Monday had a few changes to the Seminoles’ starting lineup.

Bill Connelly of SB Nation made the astute observation that with programs such as Miami, Washington, Colorado, and Nebraska back to relevance this year, the 2016 season has emerged as a throwback to college football of the 1990s, using the opportunity to throw it back to the 90s. Ironically, the one main difference between this season and the 90s is that Florida State, quite possibly THE team of the decade, is off to a rough 3-2 start.

I released my weekly ACC football power rankings on Tomahawk Nation on Tuesday and 12 of the 14 teams were in a new spot in the rankings this week.

The Daily Press’ David Teel sat down with ACC Commissioner John Swofford, who discussed the momentum building around another game to the ACC schedule, bumping each team up to nine conference games.

ESPN gave football more flexibility, presenting two options, one of which will be implemented in 2019:

# Expand the conference schedule to nine games and retain the current mandate for each team to play at least one non-conference opponent from a Power Five league. Call this the 9+1 model.

# Remain at eight games, but require each school to play at least two non-conference contests every season against teams from Power Five leagues. Call this 8+2.

Matt Fortuna, an ACC writer for ESPN, details Mark Richt’s long history with FSU, Miami, and the rivalry between the two schools.

Dalvin Cook has done well this season to round out his game as a receiving target and showcase all that he is capable of to NFL teams.

Speaking of Cook, both he and injured safety Derwin James addressed the media on Monday evening.


Our own TimScribble provided his weekly look at how Florida State’s committed players and major targets did in their games this past weekend.


And in the professional world, Andrew Miller highlighted which former ‘Noles had success in their week four NFL games.

Other Sports

Both the Florida State Men’s and Women’s basketball teams opened their preseason camp on Monday.