Behind strong performances from James Blackman and Auden Tate, Florida State ended its season on a high note in its dominant 42-13 win over Southern Miss Wednesday in the Independence Bowl.
In the win, Cam Akers broke a program freshman running record that was not set too long ago.
Josh Newberg of Noles247 reported Wednesday that Deion Sanders and Willie Taggart have a mutual interest in Sanders joining the Florida State coaching staff. When interviewed on ESPN during Wednesday’s game, here’s what Sanders had to say.
Deion Sanders on the possibility of coming back to coach at #FSU: "You never know. I’ve been known to make some big plays in these colors."— David Visser (@DavidBVisser) December 27, 2017
FSU’s bowl victory kept alive an impressive program streak of winning seasons that is among the longest in college football history.
After the victory, defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas took to social media to share that he will be returning for his senior season, lending a huge boost to FSU’s 2018 defensive front.
“I AM NOT DONE YET FSU!” I made a promise to my mother that I would go to college and get my degree, that’s the most important thing to her . So that being said I will be returning to FSU my senior year. #GoNoles #nolenation pic.twitter.com/dhAyXC4gp8— DeMarcus Christmas (@christmas_93) December 27, 2017
For all updates on which FSU players will leave for the NFL and which will return to Tallahassee for their senior seasons, follow Tomahawk Nation’s NFL decision tracker.
Nothing too surprising, but FSU defensive coordinator Charles Kelly confirmed after Wednesday’s game that he will not be returning in 2018.
Over the holiday break, the FSU basketball team got an upgrade to its locker room.
The FSU Baseball Twitter account drew a comparison between the football program’s impressive streak and the baseball team’s similar run over a similar period of time.