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Florida State football, recruiting news: Would FSU benefit from a ninth ACC conference game?

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Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski spoke recently about the possibility of a nine game ACC schedule, saying it had been a topic that has come up before, however not in recent years. He went on to reiterate, saying, "We finally put it away and said, ‘We're done talking about this for the foreseeable future, but it does come up still." However, would a nine game schedule benefit Florida State in any way, or just make scheduling out of conference opponents a nightmare? Here's what Ken Sugiura said -- what are your thoughts?:

Tech, Clemson, Florida State and Louisville (or their coaches, at any rate) have another reason to want to stay at eight. All four play SEC rivals at the end of the season. A ninth conference game plus an SEC opponent is a considerable dosage of power-conference competition. Pittsburgh, for that matter, begins a four-year series with Penn State this fall and will renew its "Backyard Brawl" rivalry with West Virginia for four seasons starting in 2022. Notre Dame also is on the schedule for each ACC team roughly every third year. For those schools, that's 11 power-conference games about every three years.

ESPN released its list of top personnel groups for the upcoming college football season. Florida State makes the list as Ed Cunningham has FSU boasting the third best offensive line in the country behind Iowa and Alabama come September.

SB Nation's Bill Connelly continued his 2016 college football preview profiling the Miami Hurricanes, immediately noting their unpredictability under first year head coach Mark Richt. He goes on to point out Miami's lack of depth could hurt them in the long run, and how the offense has emerged under quarterback Brad Kayaa.

Sports Illustrated came out with a list of a player and coach from each conference that will make an impact next season. Florida State was included, however the specific player has yet to be determined,

Player: Florida State's next starting quarterback. Deshaun Watson may be the league's best player, but the Seminoles' starter will either be good enough to do enough to lift a playoff-caliber roster into contention ... or Clemson won't face much to derail it from a second straight trip to the final four.

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley announced that he will retire from his role in October. He had been with the school since 1992 and won a total of 27 national championships in 11 different sports.


Florida State wide receiver commit DJ Matthews turned some heads after he made a defensive back look like a ballerina during a South Carolina camp.

On the hardwood, 2019 small forward Christian Brown from Newton (Ga.) picked up an offer from the Seminoles. It is his third total offer with the other two being Auburn and Georgia State.

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Florida State baseball saw their season end yesterday as they fell to the Florida Gators in game three of the Gainesville super regional, 7-0.