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Florida State football, recruiting news: FSU gets a much-needed bye ahead of rivalry week

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Plus, is Kendal Briles interested in becoming FSU’s next head coach?

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Football:

Florida State and Florida are both on a bye this week, giving both teams ample time to prepare for each other. As they prepare for the regular season finale, FSU players and coaches spoke to the media on Tuesday:

FSU OC Kendal Briles laughingly answered whether or not he would be interested in the head coaching job at FSU at the end of his interview. In short, of course he would, but right now he is focused on this week’s practices and prepping for the Gators.

Jordan Travis spoke about his emerging role in the offense.

And FSU DC Harlon Barnett touched on the defense’s recent coaching additions with Jim Leavitt and Mario Edwards assuming on-field roles.

Recruiting:

3-star defensive end Josh Griffis, who is currently committed to the ’Noles but still taking visits, released his top three schools:

In case you missed it, there was a shakeup to the Florida State coaching staff that saw Mario Edwards promoted to an on-field defensive coaching position with former recruiting coordinator David Kelly leaving the staff.

Other Sports:

FSU Basketball will don their N7 uniforms against Chattanooga and they reminded us of the special meaning behind the turquoise fan favorites:

By a loose interpretation of the definition, the Price is Right is a sport, and FSU will be squaring off against rival Florida on the Nov. 27th episode of the show at 11 am. So, take an early lunch on Thanksgiving eve and root for the ’Noles during rivalry week.

Alumni:

Jalen Ramsey wise mic’d up for the Rams’ Sunday night matchup with the Bears:

There is no way this video of Mfiondu Kabengele and Terance Mann playing the teammate version of the newlywed game won’t bring a smile to your face:

Terance Mann is enjoying a nice start to his NBA career and a lot of it has to do with the LA Clippers being a perfect fit for Mann. This October article by Andre Grief of the LA Times is a great reminder of Mann’s deeply rooted connection to the organization that drafted him.