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Seminole great Anquan Boldin has retired from the NFL.

NCAA Football: Florida State Spring Game Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Football:

FSU may have found its very own Kung-Fu Panda in sophomore guard Landon Dickerson.

Can Deondre Francois go from being good to being elite? That’s the latest question that this weekend’s Nolecast attempts to answer.

Some bad news along the offensive line as back-up center Baveon Johnson will miss the 2017 season after his meniscus was repaired Wednesday morning.

Newest member of the Tomahawknation Staff, Dak Moyer, has released another edition in his opponent preview series: the topic? Alabama Crimson Tide.

Speaking of the maybe the biggest opening game ever; here’s the tale of the tape.

Alabama has won 10+ games for nine straight seasons; still years away from catching FSU’s record.

The preseason AP poll drops today; where will FSU rank?

Jimbo Fisher isn’t the only one drinking the ACC kool-aid; CBS Sports’ Chip Patterson ranks the ACC as the best conference in the land.

I think there are five teams with the right combination of talent, experience at the right spots and coaching to win the national championship this season. The ACC has two of those five teams with the Clemson and Florida State, and until this streak of wins in big-time nonconference games ends, they claim the top spot.

Recruiting:

Some FSU targets and commits were very impressive in their opening games including Justin Fields, Israel Mukuamu, D’Marcus Adams, Jashaun Corbin, and Charles Strong.

FSU made the cut for elite 2019 linebacker Marcel Brooks:

The nation’s top corner-back is figuring out his official visits; fsu remains in decent position.

Other Sports:

The fourth-ranked Seminoles had a perfect opening weekend going 2-0 in their first two matches of the season:

Alumni:

Dalvin Cook was impressive vs maybe the best defense in the NFL.

Anquan Bolding is retiring from the NFL for the noblest of reasons:

Jameis Winston continues to prove that not only is he a special quarterback; he’s a special human being: