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Florida State football, recruiting news: ESPN thinks FSU will win six games

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Is that too high or too low?

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Football:

ESPN has released its initial 2021 FPI rankings and it projects FSU as the 41st best team in America with a win projection of 6.1 games.

If they can beat a young but reloading Notre Dame team at home that could significantly increase their projections.

The Seminoles and Fighting Irish have played nine previous times but none have occurred before October 10. That will change in 2021, as these two teams meet in the only game slated for Sunday night in a Labor Day weekend showdown. Notre Dame has won at least 10 games in each of the last four years, but coach Brian Kelly has a busy offseason ahead. Quarterback Ian Book and the bulk of a standout offensive line have to be replaced. The Fighting Irish need to generate more big plays in the passing game but should still be able to lean on their defense and run game to win early in the year. Florida State is in rebuild mode under coach Mike Norvell. After a 3-6 mark in 2020, Norvell hit the transfer portal hard for help, including former UCF signal-caller McKenzie Milton. This game should provide insight into just how far these two teams are in their efforts to replace key pieces or reload in ’21.

Recruiting:

2023 Five-star safety Alex Styles has been offered by FSU.

Travis Hunter, Jr. just makes it look so easy:

Panama City tight end Randy Pittman committed to FSU on Friday; there’s a lot to like about his young game.

Recruiting may seem a little slow but come June 1st expect everything to accelerate rather quickly.

Other Sports:

Baseball took two out of three at home vs. Boston College.

Softball once again completed the weekend with another sweep; they are red hot:

Alumni:

When you’re a legend everyone remembers your birthday:

Kenny Shaw held his inaugural RAW Camp this weekend; pretty much every member of the 2013 National Championship team was on hand to impart their knowledge to the next generation: