Sometimes, as was the case with injured quarterback Deondre Francois, players disappear from the Florida State depth chart. It takes something pretty drastic for the Seminoles to move a player from the top line to off-the-page entirely, as FSU is consistently conservative with its depth chart alterations.
And that’s certainly a good thing this week, as both receiver Auden Tate and linebacker Matthew Thomas remain listed as starters at their respective positions after leaving Saturday’s game against NC State with injuries. Head Coach Jimbo Fisher described each as “day to day.” The depth behind Thomas also got a look, but not necessarily as the depth chart, which remains the exact same as last week, indicates. When Thomas left, it was Adonis Thomas, not Emmett Rice, who took his place. Rice didn’t hit the field until the latter Thomas himself was sidelined.
Of note on offense is the running back depth, which has cleared up some, even if the depth chart remain ambiguous. Jacques Patrick again started, but for the second time in as many games, Cam Akers led the team in carries. Still, Akers remains listed as a co-RB2 with Ryan Green and Amir Rasul. However you wish to title Patrick and Akers, Rasul did see meaningful snaps against NCSU and looks to be entrenched as the real RB3 right now.