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Florida State football, recruiting news: How good is FSU’s QB situation in 2018?

The Seminoles have one of the better quarterback rooms in the country, but how does it stack up compared to the rest of the ACC?

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The ’Noles have a legitimate quarterback competition brewing before the 2018 season. Two of the QBs in the race have valuable in-game experience, and all three have the talent to win the starting job. FSU is in a good spot at this position for the upcoming season. Just how good? Sam Cooper, Dr. Saturday from Yahoo Sports, ranks Florida State’s quarterback situation as third best in the ACC.

Twitter is an interesting place that is full of opinions with a varying degree of quality. One exchange between a random user and Tomahawk Nation founder Bud Elliott, regarding Willie Taggart’s record in opening games, was so inaccurate that it required further analysis. You’ll see why context should be considered when discussing how Taggart’s teams have historically performed in Week 1.

Willie Taggart is focused on the success of his players, both on and off the field. Last week, Taggart shared some of his thoughts on discipline at the ACC spring meetings. His basic philosophy distilled into one message: “Just do right and do right all the time.”

With 100 days until the kickoff of the new college football season, there are a multitude of intriguing things to watch for this year. ESPN has narrowed it down to 100. The Seminoles are mentioned twice in the article: once pertaining to new head coach Willie Taggart, and the other in reference to the lofty Football Power Index expectations placed on 2018 FSU opponent Notre Dame.

ESPN’s Seth Walder handed out some superlatives regarding Week 1 college football matchups. FSU was mentioned in the category of “Team Facing Highest Conference Title Stakes” for its Labor Day game against Virginia Tech, but did not win. UCF at Connecticut was given that title. Whatever you say, Seth.


Bud Elliott provided another update to Florida State’s quarterback recruiting board. One prominent name from the West Coast has been removed as a target for the ’Noles.


Former defensive back standout Xavier Rhodes checked in at No. 55 on the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players List. This is an 11 spot improvement over his No. 66 ranking in 2017.

Other sports:

One of the most incredible streaks in college sports was extended today in dramatic fashion. The Florida State University baseball team won its first game of the ACC Tournament against the Virginia Cavaliers in extra innings. Reese Albert’s walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the 11th proved to be the ultimate difference maker in the contest. The victory guaranteed that FSU’s streak of 40+ win seasons would be extended to 41.