The hype for the 2016 Florida State defense continues to grow every day. Bleacher Report caught up with senior defensive end Demarcus Walker for his thoughts on the unit’s potential. Demarcus knows those are big words to live up to (he is the few guys on this year’s team who was also on the 2013 defense) but he has the utmost confidence in his teammates to back them up.
"I can see this defense being the best defense FSU has ever had," Walker said. "And those are big words.""[I knew] I was coming back to a great team. Very talented. We're disciplined. We're back. We're better than ever."
After having the best season statistical season by a Florida State defensive end since 2012 how much better can Walker get?
Sean Maguire still believes he can help this football team while recovering from a broken bone in his right foot.
ESPN released its 2016 preview of the Seminoles and big things are projected for its #1 FPI-ranked team. All four analysts project the Seminoles to go 11-1 this year; Matt Fortuna had this to say:
"Deondre Francois may not be Jameis Winston 2.0, but he won't need to be on a roster good enough to navigate a tough schedule and go 11-1, giving the Noles a shot at a playoff berth. "
11-1 is a particularly strong record, especially when you consider this year’s strength of schedule.
In case you missed it, we previewed the defensive tackles for the upcoming season Big, powerful, and deep this group looks to become one of the best run stopping units in the country after ranking 27th in adjusted yards per carry a year ago. Where do you think the Noles will rank this year, will they crack the top ten?
Ole Miss redshirt freshman Alex Givens is having a good camp at left tackle, but perhaps the most noteworthy bit here is that five-star offensive tackle signee Greg Little is still with the third string offense. Just a few months ago, Little was considered a shoe-in to replace Laremy Tunsil at one of the tackle positions. Maybe Givens is the real deal, but maybe not. And if not, FSU could have a major advantage on the edges.
Karlos Williams, fresh off dropping the baby weight & passing his physical, debuted some special cleats today at practice.
Former Florida State wide receiver and sprinter , Marvin Bracy, bowed out in the 100m semifinals in Rio. He ran a time of 10.08, 5th in his heat, a disappointing result for Bracy but his future is bright as he is only 22 years old.