Willie Taggart announced that James Blackman has been named the starter for Clemson, though Alex Hornibrook will play.
Willie Taggart also spoke at his press conference yesterday about the possibility of left tackle Jauan Williams playing against the Tigers, that punter Logan Tyler has left the program, his thoughts on playing an opponent like Clemson, the progress the culture has had since last season, and much more.
FSU opened as huge underdogs to Clemson. So you’re telling me there’s a chance?
Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables was asked about the Seminoles’ offense, and his answer was pretty interesting...
"There's a plan"— Bud Elliott (@BudElliott3) October 7, 2019
Maybe related: UMass is one of only 2 teams in the country to fail to cover the spread by at least three scores this year. (Akron is the other). https://t.co/c2XAzEPRIL
Clemson’s co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott also previewed the matchup with FSU.
FSU radio stalwart Gene Deckerhoff will pull a semi-doubleheader this weekend in similar fashion to his 2011 jaunt:
When Bucs played in London in 2011, Deckerhoff left an FSU-Maryland game at halftime so he could fly to London in time for Bucs' kickoff. Could do the same next weekend if FSU-Clemson gets a 3:30 kickoff. Noon kick and he can pull off an impressive trans-Atlantic doubleheader.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) October 4, 2019
Gene Deckerhoff says he'll call the first quarter of Saturday's FSU-Clemson game, then have Tom Block call the rest of the game. He'll fly to Atlanta to London in time for Bucs-Panthers at 8:30 ET on Sunday morning. Adventure of a weekend for the 74-year-old play-by-play man.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) October 6, 2019
Kirk Herbstreit made some waves last weekend on College Gameday when he voiced his opinion that FSU is the most disappointing team so far in college football this season. But what if FSU wasn’t even among the top ten most disappointing teams?
And these are the most disappointing P5 teams so far, relative to the expectations set by Vegas. Each have twice failed to come within two scores of the spread in only six weeks.— Bud Elliott (@BudElliott3) October 7, 2019
Not to look ahead, but the kickoff time for FSU at Wake Forest has been announced.
Buck Lake Elementary students sent the football team words of encouragement, and these Seminoles responded by paying those kids a visit to say thank you:
Former ’Nole commit Malik Henry will make his first FBS start this weekend:
Jay Norvell says Nevada will start Malik Henry against San Jose State. That will be his first FBS start.— Chris Murray (@MurrayNSN) October 7, 2019
Is there already panic in Coral Gables?
NEWS: Manny Diaz can’t take it anymore: ‘I’m going to change my role in coaching the defense.’ Also reveals thoughts on QBs going into No. 20 Virginia game. https://t.co/pOsPq5z4qW @HeraldSports @CanesFootball @UVAFootball— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) October 7, 2019
FSU QB commit Jeff Sims insists he’s a stone cold lock to FSU, but he puts cheese on his hot dog — are we sure we want him???
Jeff Sims |@sandalwoodhighschool | Football— ITG Next (@itgnext) October 7, 2019
"There is no possibility of me changing my mind and not attending Florida State. I’m 100% committed to go there. When Florida State offered me a scholarship last February, it didn’t take but a week when I told them I was in, for good." pic.twitter.com/9vX4TPx7g7
Watch FSU OL commit Zane Herring hand out some punishment.
FSU’s No. 23 Volleyball team missed opportunities to pull the upset.
Georgia Tech’s SB Nation blog From the Rumble Seat took a crack at previewing FSU’s Men’s basketball team. Speaking of the Men’s team, they are short on experience.
Two members of FSU’s men’s tennis team advanced to the singles qualifying draw of the ITA All-American Championships. Two members of the Women’s tennis team also began qualifying competition at the ITA.
The Women’s cross country team is again No. 1 in the South Region.
Two Men’s golf players went up against Duke in match play and came out unblemished.
Three football alumni caught their first professional scores this past weekend — NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month Brian Burns, along with Ryan Izzo and Auden Tate. But FSU has put an incredible amount of talent into the NFL, so check out our updates on Dalvin Cook, Jameis Winston, and many more.
Dalvin Cook reminds me of Priest Holmes in his prime— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) October 7, 2019
But there’s several former ’Noles who will enter the XFL draft pool, including two former running backs.