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Florida State football, recruiting news: Seminoles return to practice after blowout loss

How will they rebound?

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Jacques Patrick tries to break through the Virginia tech defense on Monday night.
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FSU football returned to practice on Tuesday following a blowout loss to Virginia Tech on opening night. Our Courteney Korosec has your full practice report.

Hear what Taggart had to say before practice as his team continues to pursue its first victory under the first-year head coach. He also provides an injury update on Landon Dickerson, Cole Minshew, and others.

In addition, Taggart responded to questions about the Hokies potentially faking injuries on Monday night.

The Seminoles are hoping that an anemic offensive performance is not indicative of what the rest of the season will look like. Offensive coordinator Walt Bell articulated his thoughts on the offense’s performance against Virginia Tech.

Meanwhile, defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett was pleased with his unit’s efforts on Monday, although he stresses room for improvement.

As Barnett mentioned, and others reiterated, there were several bright spots during Monday’s loss.

Still, the loss exacerbated some recent trends in the wrong direction.

After the loss, see where the Seminoles are projected to land in the bowl rankings.

FSU has officially opened as a 33-point favorite over Samford.

Let your sadness turn to pettiness, write Perry Kostidakis. See what he had to say about Florida State’s biggest rivals around the nation in the “Rival Rundown.”

What a countdown it was. We’ve got the full catalog of our top-100 plays in Florida State football history right here.


Former Seminoles are shining at the professional level. lists Derwin James as one of the top-three impactful rookies entering the regular season.

Dwayne Bacon, former FSU basketball star and current member of the Charlotte Hornets, will participate in training camp for USA basketball’s World Cup qualifying team.