Chase Goodbread of CFB 24/7 has FSU running back Dalvin Cook at the top of his list of the biggest home-run threats in college football. Cook proved last year that he is a threat to take any run to the house and with a much more experienced offensive line in 2016, that should be even more true this year.
1. Dalvin Cook, RB, FSU
Cook gives the Seminoles an exciting big-play threat with quick feet, exceptional vision and the speed to beat defensive backs in a foot race. Cook's average of 7.38 yards per carry led all backs from Power Five conferences, and he tied for first in the country in rushes of 20-plus yards (22), 30-plus (13), 50-plus (6) and 70-plus (4). NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah described Cook with "home-run ability" who "destroys pursuit angles" and is reminiscent of former East Carolina star and current Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson.
After it went public a few days ago that Jimbo Fisher reached out to high school football coaches asking for equipment donations for high schools in West Virginia that suffered damage in a recent flood, Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel addresses the hefty role that Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett, a West Virginia native like Fisher, had in the support efforts as well.
In some Florida State opponent news, both of FSU’s in-state rivals announced status updates for some major players who have encountered issues over the summer.
Jim McElwain said Treon Harris and Antonio Callaway are back in school but "their situation is not resolved." No timeline for return to FB.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) July 11, 2016
Elite safety Jeffrey Okudah, the No. 5 player and top safety in the 2017 recruiting class, included FSU in his most recent top six list posted on Twitter right after The Opening.
Bucs Nation, the SB Nation affiliate for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, shared a great breakdown of former Seminole Jameis Winston’s best throws from his rookie season in the NFL.
On Monday, the Florida State basketball team announced its non-conference schedule for the 2016-2017 season.