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Florida State football, recruiting news: Could Brian Burns break FSU’s sack record?

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Deondre Francois named to the Manning Award Watchlist.

NCAA Football: Florida State Media Day Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Football:

Brian Burns is emerging as one of FSU’s young leaders on defense and after a stellar freshman season in which he recorded nine and a half sacks; he would need 26.5 sacks over his next two years to break FSU’s career sack record. Can he do it?

Andy Staples says that Florida State is more than ready for its opener vs Alabama.

Deondre Francois was named to the Manning Award Watch-list; an award annually given to the nation’s best quarterback. Jameis Winston is the only Seminole to win the award.

Meanwhile Hall of Famer Steve Spurrier calls it a “big league tussle”

The latest Nolecast from Bud Elliott and Ingram Smith sreview the first scrimmage of the season and dives into what’s really going on with Matthew Thomas.

FSU center Alec Eberle is one tough young man.

SportsIllustrated’s preseason All-American team features two Seminole defenders.

This year’s Heisman Trophy is a lock to end up with a quarterback or an Alabama running back, right? Maybe not.

Clemson has a new starter at quarterback and his name is Kelly Bryant.

Recruiting:

Coaches still aren’t happy about the Early Signing Period but they have to deal with it b/c the new rules have gone final.

ESPN has released their first edition of 2019 rankings and it features EIGHT Seminole commitments; that’s all of them.

In case you missed it; Rosendo Louis committed to FSU with flair.

Other Sports:

One day away from the season opener; Women’s Soccer checks in at No. 4 on this preseason poll:

Alumni:

Giorgio Newberry is getting another shot at the NFL:

If you had to create the perfect NFL roster but you had to account for the Salary Cap you couldn’t find a more cost-effective option than Jalen Ramsey at corner-back.

A calf injury won’t keep Cam Erving from missing Week 1: