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Florida State football, recruiting news: Where does Jimbo Fisher fall in ranking of current FBS coaches?

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- Our own David Visser highlights the real intent of Florida State's new policy on wearing headdresses to football games.

- Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports lists Jimbo Fisher as his sixth-best power-five football coach entering 2016.

It says an awful lot about Fisher that a 10-3 season at Florida State last season counts as a "down" year. Yes, the Noles took a small step back last season, but they were also replacing a lot of key players and were a young team. This is a team that's mostly back intact in 2016 and is poised to compete for another ACC title and playoff berth. That's what Fisher has built in Tallahassee, and that's why he's creeping up on the top 5.

- Tomahawk Nation's Dylan Kidd looks at the South Florida Bulls in the first of many 2016 season opponent previews.

- SB Nation's Bill Connelly tells the history of the time when Tallahassee's other university, Florida A&M, nearly became an FBS program.

- Connelly also shared his recap of college football in the 90s. which was dominated by a trio of teams, one of which was Florida State.

The most impressive thing about this decade to me, though, was the formation of multiple dynasties. Scholarship limits went into effect in the early part of the 1990s, but instead of opening things up, it seemed to temporarily solidify the ruling class. Indeed, there were 10 FSU and seven Nebraska teams among the top 30 of the decade; there were four Florida teams, as well, leaving only nine spots for the other 100-something programs.

- Bud Elliott discovered an interesting trend when it comes to the heights of receivers and defensive backs and how it affects their draft stock.


- FSU visited and offered 2018 wide receiver Jacob Copeland on Wednesday.


Telvin Smith seems to have taken a larger leadership role with the Jacksonville Jaguars entering his third year with the team, even calling a players-only meeting which dealt with striving for more, as reported by Mike DiRocco, the Jaguars writer for ESPN.

- In other positive news on a former Seminole, Devonta Freeman was recently caught in a random act of kindness, helping a neighbor in need of assistance in their front yard. The gesture has been received with an incredibly positive reaction, particularly from his teammates.