Questions and rumors are swirling around Willie Taggart, but right now that’s all they are: rumors.
Is this rock bottom for FSU, or just for FSU fans? The fan confidence in the direction of the program plummeted despite FSU losing to Wake Forest pretty much exactly how Vegas predicted.
FSU football may be disappointing to watch, but they aren’t among the most disappointing teams from this past week, or even close to the worst this season:
UMass is still our overall leader with 4 appearances on the list.— Bud Elliott (@BudElliott3) October 21, 2019
In the Power 5, Arkansas, Miami (FL), and Nebraska have all had three games in which they failed to come within two scores of the spread. Yikes.
On a much better and more uplifting note, Janarius Robinson’s family is starting to rebuild, literally:
Janarius Robinson said that his family is finally going to break ground on their house on Nov. 1. Hurricane Michael destroyed his home just over a year ago.— Wayne McGahee III (@WayneMcGaheeIII) October 21, 2019
Willie Taggart held court for his usual Monday press conference. He said some interesting things about mental resiliency of the team after a blowout but more importantly three close losses; injuries — especially to the offensive line; the generally good play from the offense but was also vague about who would start under center vs Syracuse; his role in the playcalling; what they’re doing to fix mistakes, and more. Taggart believes FSU is very close to turning the corner.
Bud Elliott reviews every game from Week 8, but in the most efficient way possible.
FSU opened as a double-digit favorite against Syracuse.
With several winnable games coming up, Florida State is still projected to go bowling this year, but the loss to Wake Forest opened up new possibilities when it comes to potential opponents.
Our High School Recap gets you caught up with all Tribe2020 targets and commitments. Can Willie Taggart keep this class together? We’ve got updates on Jeff Sims, who was on national television this past weekend, Malachi Wideman, Ja’Khi Douglas, and everyone else.
Pack the Tucker Center, as FSU hoops is back! The first exhibition game of the season tips off at 7pm tonight.
Speaking of, guard Devin Vassell is rounding out his game.
Sophomores Thomsen and Williamson lead the Seminoles in the Jim West Challenge. The Swim and Dive teams beat up on Minnesota over the weekend. In what is hopefully a good omen, the Volleyball team swept Syracuse.
FSU soccer volunteer assistant coach Gao Hong is a part of American sports history, and it’s a story worth your time.
Check out our ’Noles in the NFL series, as there’s no shortage of news from this past week. The headliners though are Dalvin Cook, ahem, sorry, the league’s leading rusher Dalvin Cook, and Jalen Ramsey. With his back miraculously healed, Ramsey went toe to toe with Julio Jones and also committed some ’Nole on ’Nole crime.
.@RamsNFL @jalenramsey got a chance to play his style of football. He wants to be used as a “shut down” corner and you can’t have a bigger test than @juliojones_11 after 2 practices. Have a look sis. #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/L3KOmNRgn4— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) October 21, 2019
Brian Burns used the time off to get his wrist cleaned up and should be back in action this weekend:
Panthers rookie DE Brian Burns says he had minor surgery on his right wrist over the bye week. But he’s “definitely playing” vs 49ers.— Joe Person (@josephperson) October 21, 2019
Burns is having an incredible season so far:
Sacks + QB hits for 1st round edge rushers this season per @sportradarus:— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) October 21, 2019
No. 16 pick Brian Burns 15.5
No. 2 pick Nick Bosa 14
No. 7 pick Josh Allen 14
No. 26 pick Montez Sweat 5.5
No. 4 pick Clelin Ferrell 3
No. 29 pick LJ Collier 0
Also some news on the Malik Beasley front:
Without rookie extension deals at 6 PM ET, summer class of restricted free agents include: Brandon Ingram (New Orleans), Jakob Poeltl (Spurs), Thon Maker (Detroit), Malik Beasley (Denver), Damian Jones (Atlanta).— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 21, 2019