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Trio of Florida State linemen will not return for 2018 season

Changes at FSU: not just relegated to the coaching staff.

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Depth in the trenches is never a bad thing, but sometimes attrition isn’t either. Losing players who’ve not panned out in order to give others a shot is a part of football, and as a crop of fresh talent is about to join the Florida State family on National Signing Day, so must others depart.

And we can report today that a pair of offensive linemen, Ethan Frith and David Robbins, along with defensive tackle Darvin Taylor, will not continue their football careers as Seminoles. Robbins and Taylor have been medically disqualified, while Frith left for unspecified reasons.

Frith, who had a year of eligibility remaining, was the only one of the three to appear on the most recent Florida State depth chart, as the backup to Derrick Kelly at left guard. Following an injury and a redshirt-freshman season in 2015, Robbins saw the field sparingly and had two years of eligibility left. Similarly, the former four-star recruit Taylor also redshirted in 2015 and was continually hampered by injuries.

Of course, this news comes on the heels of our story reporting that redshirt-senior QB J.J. Cosentino would not be back for the Seminoles either. FSU’s entire scholarship roster, by year and position, can be found here.