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Football:

Can Brian Burns get 19.5 sacks this year? That’s what it would take to break Peter Boulware’s FSU record and he’s going for it.

Take his recent meeting with Peter Boulware as an example. Boulware, who played at FSU from 1993-96, set a school record with 19 sacks in 1996, earned consensus All-America status and went on to become a four-time Pro-Bowler with the Baltimore Ravens.

“The first words were, ‘Hey Peter, I’m trying to beat your record,’” Burns recalled with a laugh.

Even better? Boulware agreed.

“He said it’s going to be more difficult,” Burns said, “but he said I can do it.

“So I’m going for it.”

Our special teams preview is here where FSU will finally be relying on upperclassmen to man its special teams units (punting and kicking wise).

“Welcome to my crib.” Part 3 of Willie Taggart giving people a peek into his hometown.

Tre Mckitty is training to be a tight end and a pilot.

Four athlon writers predicted FSU’s schedule game-by-game.

Clemson at Florida State is obviously the game of the year in the ACC but there’s at least nine other games that you’ll kick yourself if you miss them.

Recruiting:

Four-star safety target Nick Cross is no longer committing today.

But FSU did land a four-star DB yesterday; 2020 Tucker, GA DB Isaiah Dunson is a Seminole. He’s the teammate of current 2019 defensive end commitment Derrick McLendon.

According to Josh Newberg these are the ten most wanted recruits on FSU’s board.

Other Sports:

Soccer is off to a sterling start:

Alumni:

Josh Sweat was impressive against the Browns last night:

He makes the catch, Touchdown FSU, Touchdown P.K. Sam! No. 11 in the top 100 FSU plays of all-time but a contender for No. 1 in quantity of gator tears produced in 10 seconds or less.