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Florida State football, recruiting news: Derrick Nnadi impresses in the weight room

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FSU defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi had previously told the media that he can bench 525 pounds and squat lift upwards of 700. There is now video proof.

Speaking of Nnadi, ESPN’s Andrea Adelson put together a nice feature on the senior and how he may have never reached this point in football if his track coach had not passed on him back in middle school.

Weigh in on this one in the comment section, ’Noles.

John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal confirmed that the linear ACC Network will have a nationwide launch.

Rick Ballou of Gridiron Now addresses the fact that the Alabama game may be the focus of FSU’s attention at this moment, but the Seminoles also must beware the trip-up games later in the schedule.

Florida State finished 10-3 last season and had impressive season-ending victories over Florida and Michigan. The three losses were to Clemson, Louisville and North Carolina. The setback to the Tar Heels showcased a problem: Florida State continues to lose to teams who are inferior.

Away from the two-season Jameis Winston era, which produced a national title and a 29-game win streak, a Fisher-coached team has lost at least one game a year in which it was favored, in many cases a double-digit favorite.

Bud and Ingram discussed an interesting topic on the most recent Nolecast: Which team would you want FSU to schedule a home and home series with?


After landing four-star offensive lineman Christian Armstrong on Sunday, the Seminoles have the 10th best recruiting class nationally and third best in the ACC according to 247Sports.

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Despite missing nearly half of his freshman season, Drew Mendoza was honored for his play by Baseball America.

FSU second baseman Matt Henderson, who just completed his senior season with the Seminoles, will undergo foot surgery on Tuesday after re-aggravating a nagging injury in the final game of FSU’s season, per Bob Ferrante of The Osceola.