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Florida State football, recruiting news: The defense gets a boost

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Anything can happen in rivalry games.

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Football:

Who is interim head coach Chris Thomsen? We’ve got background on Florida State Seminoles football interim head coach for the rivalry game with Miami this weekend.

The Seminole Wrap podcast previewed the Miami game with a guest from State of the U.

FSU’s defense will be getting a big boost as a key player should return for the showdown with the Canes. That goes with the depth chart released for the game; some positions appear to be solidified.

Vegas has also released a spread for the game, with Miami favored by two scores.

But they play the games for a reason, and FSU practiced yesterday. Mike Norvell and Thomsen also spoke to the media. Norvell outlined his virtual involvement in practice and what he’ll be doing on gameday. Offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham will be the play-caller.

It’s Miami Hate Week, so relive the Nolement:

The game time for the Jacksonville State game is out, and it’ll air on local affiliates.

Recruiting:

Official Tribe#21 Recruiting thread is always here for you.

We’re also here all season tracking FSU’s recruits and their HS performances.

Other Sports:

Florida State’s soccer team is pretty good, again:

This is absurd:

FSU Baseball’s recruiting has been great lately:

TomahawkNation’s Brett Nevitt interviewed Montgomery, who will be Florida State’s highest ever rated pitcher to make it to campus. Nevitt also profiled Montgomery here.

Florida State’s Johnny Pak was the only amateur golfer to make the cut at the US Open. He could be a future star in the making:

Alumni:

NFL ’Noles: Week Two — keeping you updated on all the Seminoles in the league.

It’s awful but it’s a business — with NY Giants’ Saquon Barkley tearing his ACL, Devonta Freeman may soon find a job.

Some alum have words of wisdom:

Michael Ojo was laid to rest in Nigeria over the weekend:

Jonathan Isaac is a great defensive player — he just needs to stay healthy:

Christ Koumadje joins the Spanish basketball league: