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Florida State football, recruiting news: Willie Taggart, Seminoles talk at ACC Media Day

Plus, Jimbo Fisher responds to allegations of dysfunction

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Head coach Willie Taggart, defensive tackle Marvin Wilson and wide receiver Tamorrion Terry all spoke at ACC Media Days in Charlotte on Wednesday, touching on everything from season expectations to the turnover backpack. See their interviews here, or a quick recap below:

Transfer quarterback Jordan Travis is still waiting for a decision on his application for a waiver to be eligible this year.

Cam Akers, who set a 585 lb. squat personal record on Wednesday, was also named to the Doak Walker watch list.

An article from Bleacher Report last month brought to light some of the dysfunction from the end of Jimbo Fisher’s Florida State tenure, and he was asked about it at SEC Media Days:

“In this business, you learn to have tough skin, you learn the circumstances of everything that happens and how it happens (but) that’s part of this business,” Fisher said in the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-Wynfrey Hotel. “People are going to say and write things, and you know what goes on and you move on. I have nothing but respect for my time at Florida State. It is a phenomenal place and those players and kids and everyone that was there. I had a great time. We had great success. I wish them nothing but the best. You move on with your business and move on. They’ll be successful I know, that’s a great program.”

Here’s a nice profile on former Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel and his transition to TV personality.

Heisman winner and former Seminole Chris Weinke was one of 11 inductees to the Florida Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Former offensive line coach Greg Frey is reportedly headed to Florida:

“Bowden Dynasty,” a documentary focused on Bobby Bowden and his impact that received a one-night national release, will be syndicated on the ACC Network starting in September.


David Nichols, Trent Forrest, Harrison Prieto, Will Miles and Justin Lindner were all named to the 2019 NABC Academic Honors Court, which recognizes academic success.


Soccer phenom Deyna Castellanos confirmed that she’ll be headed back for her senior season in Tallahassee: