Former Louisville transfer quarterback Jordan Travis is finally and immediately eligible as the NCAA finally approved Travis’ hardship waiver. Finally.
With Big Marvin Wilson sidelined with an injury, the other defensive tackles are stepping up. Would you expect anything less from a unit coached by Odell Haggins? Speaking of, Robert Cooper is feeling the difference that his weight loss makes.
Defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett is focused on showcasing the unit’s versatility and moving defenders around in different roles.
Yesterday Willie Taggart gave some injury updates.
Offensive line coach Randy Clements is busy teaching, but also taking baby steps to instill his OL with confidence.
No wonder, then, that practice sessions feel a little different for FSU’s linemen.
They tend to be positive and informative, with every drill working in concert to build toward something.
And, every once in a while, the linemen might even have some fun.
“It’s awesome,” said sophomore Brady Scott, a six-game starter at guard and tackle a year ago. “It’s so much better. When you’re having fun, you don’t really think (practice) is that bad. You don’t get tired. You’re just having fun. That’s the way it should be.”
The team hit the road and are on their way to IMG Academy:
Next stop: Bradenton.#DoSomething | #OneTribe pic.twitter.com/IaLvXeYoc1— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) August 12, 2019
Coach Pimpleton and Ontaria Wilson shared birthdays yesterday:
Happy Birthday to Coach Pimpleton and Pokey!!! @coach_pimp pic.twitter.com/DGDZ3BtS4f— Seminoles Recruiting (@FSU_Recruiting) August 12, 2019
Despite most other programs having 50+ year head starts on Florida State, the ’Noles still rank 8th all-time in average S&P+ rating:
Top 25 CFB programs, per all-time average S&P+ rating:— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) August 12, 2019
5 Oh St
13 Penn St
17 Mich St
18 Tex A&M
19 Boise St!
But when comparing programs just since 1983, one stands above the rest:
One more, per @chrisfallica request ... top 20 teams in S&P+ since '83 (aka the year the Supreme Ct opened the TV floodgates):— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) August 12, 2019
3 Oh St
Which is why it’s all the more annoying when Sports Illustrated doesn’t give FSU its due when ranking the best programs of all time.
The Miami Hurricanes have named redshirt freshman Jarren Williams as their new starting quarterback:
Congrats to @Jarren2Williams on winning the QB1 job at the ! #TNM https://t.co/FbLfN9Yh6g— Manny Diaz (@Coach_MannyDiaz) August 12, 2019
Williams beat out former starter N’Kosi Perry and hyped transfer Tate Martell, both redshirt sophomores. The Hurricanes open the season August 24th against the Florida Gators.
USWNT general manager Kate Markgraf has settled on four final candidates to be the US Team’s new head coach, and FSU’s Mark Krikorian is one of them.
The Miami Dolphins have signed former FSU linebacker Terrance Smith.
Mfiondu Kabengele is living his best life:
Another FSU Golfer goes pro. Is FSU GolferU?
Call it the long and honorable path @ChaseSeiffert officially secured his @PGATOUR card on Sunday #FSUGolf— FSU Golf (@FSUGolf) August 12, 2019
We are less than three weeks away from FSU football as our countdown has a one in front of it for the first time since day 100. Standout guard Jamie Dukes comes in at No. 19.