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Florida State football, recruiting news: What type of Virginia Tech team will FSU face on Labor Day?

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The offseason is the perfect time for getting to know your adversaries.

Virginia Cavaliers v Virginia Tech Hokies Photo By Grant Halverson/Getty Images


SBNation’s Bill Connelly continues his offseason preview series with a team that should be of great interest to Seminole fans. Connelly previews FSU’s Labor Day opponent Virginia Tech and discusses the recent turbulence surrounding their defensive depth chart.

Based on Connelly’s previews, we are keeping track of the Top 5 things to know about Florida State’s opposition this year and putting it all in one place.

The Seminoles had 2 players make the preseason All-ACC team. For comparison, the team had 3 players receive that same distinction before the 2017 season.

Every team has the opportunity to make the College Football Playoff, including FSU. How likely are the ’Noles to accomplish that feat in Willie Taggart’s first year as head coach? Bud Elliott breaks down the odds.

One NFL draft analyst thinks that the film on Florida State DB Levonta Taylor compares favorably to Denzel Ward, the #4 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft:

One of our more average writers guides you through the No. 41 play on our Top 100 countdown. Try to look past his mediocre command of the English language and relive one of the greatest play calls in FSU football history.

As always, feel free to catch up on any that you missed.


Florida State is preparing to host its most important recruiting event of the summer, Saturday Night Live, on July 28th. A group of the nation’s best high school football players are expected to be in attendance. We’ll keep you updated on which ones end up making the trek to Tallahassee.