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Florida State football, recruiting news: CBSSports says that FSU will win 10 games in 2020

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That kind of turnaround would put Mike Norvell on some COTY lists

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Football:

As part of his bold predictions Chip Patterson of CBS Sports says that FSU will win 10 games in 2020.

Florida State will win 10 games: These aren’t called soft predictions, so here’s to stepping out on a limb for first-year coach Mike Norvell and a Florida State team that I think was better than its record in 2019. The Seminoles held fourth-quarter leads in losses to Boise State, Wake Forest and Virginia — all teams that won eight or more games and were ranked in the top 25 at some point in the season. While the inability to close out wins contributed to the decision to fire Willie Taggart, the narrow margins suggest FSU was closer to 9-3 than 6-6. Norvell has the disadvantage of limited work before things got shut down, but I’m calling for a four-win turnaround in 2020.

One of the other reasons that he’s so high on FSU is because of Marvin Wilson.

With states across the country in the re-opening process and the NCAA stating that athletes are eligible to return to campus; a pre-season model mandate is likely to come soon:

The annual Phil Steele college football preview magazine that drops in August just got more interesting:

It could be addition by subtraction for this year’s line-backing core; Leonard Warner and some blue-chip sophomores coming into their own could lead to a much stronger group than years past:

Coach Tomsen and Coach Atkins are the latest assistants to join the Seminole Boosters Football Fix.

Recruiting:

Football’s graphic department does not suck anymore:

FSU has offered 2022 Texas safety Dylan Dixson but he wasn’t the only 2022 Texan to get an offer yesterday.

Speed Demon Brenen Thompson got the scholarship from FSU; he reportedly runs a sub 10.2 100m as a rising junior.

In case you missed it yesterday; we broke down every madden/ncaa player’s favorite play: Four verticals.

Other Sports:

FSU’s Basketball program has been elevated and with that elevation comes new program standards. Just making the tournament isn’t good enough anymore:

Trent Forrest is one of the main reasons that elevation has occurred:

Alumni:

Seminole legend; Jameis Winston:

His philanthropic work is starting to become legendary as well; his Dream foundation in just two short months has donated over $380,000 towards coronavirus relief efforts.