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Jimbo Fisher has something new on his face and has made an about face on satellite camps.

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Jimbo Fisher has a beard. I thought this tweet was very funny, but I also have a beard and enjoy wrestling, so maybe I am in the minority on this one.

ACC Meetings are going on which means coaches are talking.

Jimbo Fisher commented on Mario Pender in the Orlando Sentinel.

"We're not going to have any more comment [on Pender]. We're OK at running back," Fisher said at the ACC spring meetings in Amelia Island.

Florida State is No. 4 in Mark Schlabach's post-spring top-25 for ESPN. That's fine, as I argued yesterday, but this list seems very lazy outside the top few teams. I don't know anyone who follows the ACC who believes that Miami is better than Louisville. (Opponents: 2. Clemson, 14. Ole Miss, 19. UNC, 24. Miami, 25. Louisville).

Jimbo Fisher sees three Heisman Trophy hopefuls in the ACC: Dalvin Cook, Deshaun Watson and Brad Kaaya. I give Kaaya zero chance, but he is a special talent.

Bill Connelly on FSU, Miami and the rest of college football in 1987 is worth your read.

Recruiting

Florida State's Tim Brewster visited top tight end target Andrew Marshall yesterday. Marshall told me he loved Brewster's visit. Florida is also trying to get in on Marshall but as of now I like FSU's chances.

Brewster will head to Detroit Wednesday to see No. 1 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones.

Florida State seems likely to now do some sort of satellite camp. FSU had been opposed to satellite camps and did not have plans to do them, but now that they are again legal and Fisher's mentor, Nick Saban at Alabama is doing them, it looks like FSU has to keep pace. This is just a smart move. I understand the want to give staff more time with family, but keeping up with the Joneses is important. I suggest camps in Miami, Atlanta, Houston and Washington, D.C.

"Make no mistake about it, it's about opportunities in recruiting," Fisher said. "That's what it all gets down to. You're not having recruiting talk, you're not doing anything illegal but that's the fact. They don't want to say that, but that's not true." -- PBP

Remember when some fans were angry that Ahman Ross picked Miami over Florida State and we told readers that Ross was not an FSU-caliber player in our opinion? Miami has now let him go to clear room for better players.

NFL

A cool depiction of a bunch of mock drafts. Dalvin Cook is in every one, while Rod Johnson is on eight of ten. Lots of FSU's opponents make the list, too.

Is Jameis enough to make the Bucs a sleeper?

Other sports

Florida State baseball lost at Jacksonville. I've been wondering for a while whether this team will pitch enough to do anything in the postseason.