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Florida State football, recruiting news: How important were the Greg Frey and Harlon Barnett hires?

Auden Tate has a shot at being a first round draft pick.

Mario Edwards (front), Alonzo Hampton (left), Greg Frey (right), Telly Lockette (back)
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247Sports’ Barton Simmons ranked Greg Frey and Harlon Barnett as the fifth-most important hires of the off-season in college football.

Two coaches that received a lot of criticism towards the end of the Jimbo Fisher tenure in Tallahassee were offensive line coach Rick Trickett and defensive coordinator Charles Kelly. With his arrival, Willie Taggart brings with him a new coaching staff that just happens to feature two of the best in college football at those spots. Frey produced second-round pick Jason Spriggs and All-American Dan Feeney while at Indiana. He left another future NFL talent behind in Bloomington in left tackle Coy Cronk. If he can produce like that at Indiana, imagine what he can do at Florida State. Harlan Bennett has had similar success overachieving at Michigan State. 2017 is a great example of that. He took a young defensive unit that was largely under-recruited and turned it into the No. 18 defense in college football in yards per play allowed. He’ll get the thoroughbreds in Tallahassee to play with edge and toughness that they have been missing at times.

CBSSports’ Chris Dodd wrote a lot of words about why Jimbo Fisher left Florida State when he could’ve just said two words: $75 million.

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Hey new guy meet the old guy before the old guy left:

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We mic’d up Coach Odell at #TheChase.

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FSU needs to take about five linebackers in the 2019 recruiting class; here’s where they’ll start.

Taisun Phommachanh is a fast rising 2019 QB prospect and the only thing more complicated than his name will be his recruitment.

5-star West Virginia offensive tackle Darnell Wright has been offered by Florida State.

With the release of the 2019 Rivals250 two of FSU’s top QB targets, Jayden Daniels & Taisun Phommachanh, are now flirting with top-100 overall status.

Here from FSU linebackers coach Raymond Woodie on exactly what it took to finish the 2018 class.

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Auden Tate is one week away from his combine evaluation and his draft stock is soaring. At closer to 6’6 than 6’4 if his workouts numbers are good he could sneak into the first round.

Derrick Nnadi is day one ready to anchor an NFL defensive line.