Morgan Moriarty of SB Nation included a trio of Florida State games in her countdown of the 25 college football games to look forward to in 2017.
Alabama vs. Florida State (Sept. 2 in Atlanta): Florida State beat Michigan in an unforgettable Orange Bowl, and Bama — well, you know what happened. Bama will have its usual ton of talent, and FSU will too. This game has some huge national title implications and might be the biggest season-opener ever.
Florida State at Clemson (Nov. 11): This game has been great for quite a while now, so there’s no reason why I wouldn’t include it here. This one has also predicted the winner of the ACC Atlantic for the past eight seasons, so yeah, it’s pretty big!
FSU vs. Louisville (Oct. 21): Louisville took it to Florida State last season, dismantling the Noles 63-20, marking the first win for the Cards over FSU since they joined the ACC.
Florida State has a storied history of placing players into the NFL, but you may not know it was this impressive.
Schools with most players invited to NFL combine, history:— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) February 21, 2017
Andy Hutchins of Alligator Army analyzes the latest coaching hires of Jim McElwain and how they show an increased emphasis on recruiting, a necessary shift for a UF team which has dropped off slightly in recruiting since McElwain arrived.
Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman put together a spectacular feature on short-time Florida State quarterback Deondre Johnson and the ongoing shift in attitude he has undergone since being dismissed from FSU.
Wayne McGahee of the Tallahassee Democrat reports that the Seminoles have been doing well at keeping in touch with 2018 quarterback Joe Milton out of Orlando.
In Dan Kader’s latest NFL mock draft for SB Nation, Dalvin Cook is projected as the No. 6 overall pick, just behind fellow running back Leonard Fournette.
6. New York Jets: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
The Jets may miss out on Fournette in this scenario, but Cook isn’t a bad consolation prize. He’s a good all-around back that the Jets can use in a variety of ways.
Stewart Mandel of Fox Sports has the Florida State basketball team as the three-seed in the East Region playing its first two games in Orlando.
The Florida State softball team made history in this week’s updated polls.