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FSU picks up the intensity with only two weeks left in Spring Practice.

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Football:

Derwin James & Cam Akers are your starting Kick Returners so far into the 2017 season;

Jimbo has mentioned how they have natural skills for the position with a good eye for judging the kicks:

What was a weakness last year is becoming a strength once again as FSU’s safeties have gained their health back:

Junior Running Back Jacques Patrick discusses life without Dalvin Cook & FSU’s supremely talented yet young Running back corps:

Defensive Tackle Walvenski Aime is more comfortable this time around after a transitional season.

FSU’s coaching staff is unique; they’re one of only four Power 5 teams that will have the same coaching staff for the third consecutive year.

"[Players] get stability, build relationships. Change this and change that, everybody wants change in this world now," coach Jimbo Fisher said. "But you're breaking relationships, breaking how a guy gets coached, how he knows what a coach wants."

There’s optimism in Gainesville in regards to their young quarterbacks.

FSU’s opening weekend opponent has a backfield that’s just as crowded.

Here’s a total list of spring schedules for every Power 5 school.

Recruiting:

4-star WR out of Texas, Jaylen Waddle, loves FSU.

“I love FSU,” Waddle said. “Big Marv is always in my ear and recruiting me every day. The coaches are in my ear a lot. I just love Florida State. It’s a great program. I’m going to get there soon.”

FSU running back commit Charles Strong is one heck of an athlete:

A 4-star Offensive Tackle is set to visit FSU next weekend. (VIP)

Other Sports:

Xavier Rathan-Mayes is joining teammate Dwayne Bacon in declaring for the NBA Draft; the prolific scorer turned point guard will be missed in Tallahassee.

Tomorrow Women’s Basketball will take on 2 seed, Oregon State, in the Sweet 16.

Baseball travels to Notre Dame for a weekend series; Notre Dame is 7-12 (2-4) on the season.