Head coach Willie Taggart said that he expected Marvin Wilson and Tamorrion Terry back at practice this week, but who knew it was going to be right away. FSU is getting healthy just in time as Terry and defensive tackles Big Marv and freshman Malcolm Ray were all practicing yesterday.
Great news for FSU: DT Marvin Wilson (knee), WR Tamorrion Terry (knee) and DT Malcolm Ray (lower body) among notable players who entered practice field this evening. https://t.co/M4GPrjMlnh pic.twitter.com/zoXiUSOxRl— Noles247.com (@Noles247) August 19, 2019
It was star wide receiver Tamorrion Terry’s first practice of fall camp and he wasted no time going deep:
Tamorrion Terry goes deep in first practice back at FSU pic.twitter.com/WK6met8km0— Bob Ferrante (@BobFerrante) August 19, 2019
The team practiced at night under the lights.
The transformation that left tackle Jauan Williams has gone through over the last year is shocking to see, but in a good way:
Can offensive line coach Randy Clements’ even-keeled approach help Williams and the rest of the unit up their game this year?
More misery history from FSU’s offense last season. These stats keep rolling out. But the good news is that FSU’s offense has nowhere to go but up:
If FSU had a chunk pass play of 20+ yards, it scored an average of 4.23 points/drive last year. That’s still bad. The FBS average was 4.79.— That's so David (@ADavidHaleJoint) August 19, 2019
When FSU didn’t have a 20+ yard completion, it scored just 0.51 pts/drive… Worst in all of college football.
It looks like the Miami Hurricanes are going to start freshmen at quarterback, left tackle, and right tackle:
Your opening Miami Hurricanes depth chart.— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) August 19, 2019
Lists backup QB as up for grabs. Cornerback opposite of Bandy an “OR” between Al Blades Jr. and DJ Ivey. John Campbell starting at RT with Kai-Leon Herbert behind Zion Nelson at LT. pic.twitter.com/dHmDi8Lh9Z
The Canes play the Gators this Saturday. That game might get really ugly — we’re talking defense, punts, and hopefully all the turnovers we can handle.
AP Poll is out and has Florida 8th. #Canes have not beaten a Top 10 AP team away from home since Nov. 5, 2005 at No. 3 Va. Tech. Canes are 3-20 vs. AP Top 25 teams on road since. Wins: No. 18 FSU in 2009, No. 22 Duke in 2015 and No. 12 W.Virginia in 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) August 19, 2019
Speaking of the Canes, FSU offensive coordinator Kendall Briles is not a fan:
Someone took this at fan day this rustled a few feathers in coral gables.....lol pic.twitter.com/TPNjnBvmNh— Jason H (@Jrock4813) August 19, 2019
With the hire of Briles, head coach Willie Taggart has been able to take a more CEO-type approach. Yesterday he took advantage of that:
Taggart spent a lot of time with defense today. And he was hands-on. My understanding is that he’s spent a good chunk of time there lately. CEO role allows him to float around pic.twitter.com/GxyznYuAXL— Brendan Sonnone (@BSonnone) August 20, 2019
On the other side of the ball, Khalan Laborn looks ready to go as he hurdled defensive back Akeem Dent yesterday.
FSU WR commit Malachi Wideman is an athletic freak:
I think I sprained my neck and elbow just holding my phone and watching that.
FSU quarterback commit Jeff Sims is about to begin his senior season and is eager to prove himself.
FSU golfer John Pak made the US Walker Cup team:
Not only is NFL star and All-Pro safety Derwin James’ pro career beginning to mirror his collegiate one, his injury stems from one in college:
Chargers S Derwin James is scheduled to undergo foot surgery in North Carolina on Thursday, per source. A screw that James had inserted in his foot as a freshman at Florida State bent last week and doctors determined it’s best to remove it. James is expected back in 3-4 months.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 19, 2019
Former Heisman Trophy winner and Seminole quarterback Chris Weinke controversially made our top 100 countdown at No. 12. What does that mean for the rest of the countdown?