Florida State is a mere hours away from a primetime battle with Miami, and already without head coach Mike Norvell, the Noles could surely use some good news on the injury front Saturday evening.
Tomahawk Nation’s own Perry Kostidakis and Brett Nevitt are live on-site for FSU’s only clash with an in-state rival this season.
In depth charts released by FSU on Monday and earlier this morning, senior safety and Hamseh Nasirildeen was added to the depth chart as an ‘OR’ selection at the starting buck (safety) position.
The dependable tackler was unable to go in the opener after suffering a major injury in last year’s loss at Florida. Nasirildeen, and fellow co-starter redshirt sophomore Jaiden Lars-Woodbey, are one of four starting positions on Florida State’s depth chart shared by two different players.
Another questionable player, redshirt junior defensive end Joshua Kaindoh was also added back to the depth chart ahead of the rivalry showdown. Kaindoh suffered a lower-leg injury in the first half against Georgia Tech two weeks ago.
When asked about Kaindoh’s status this week, both Norvell and defensive ends coach John Papuchis were non-committal to whether the rush-end from Baltimore, Md. will be able to play.
Nasirildeen had 101 tackles last season in 12 games, while Kaindoh added a sack and 9 tackles in the first 3 games before his season-ending injury.
With Florida State already hovering around 11-point underdogs, good injury news on game-day against a potent offense could be a big boost for the Seminoles.
Update, 7 p.m.
Florida State defensive end Joshua Kaindoh has been spotted on the field fully dressed up, warming up with defensive line group. Kaindoh is wearing a knee brace.
Quarterback Chubba Purdy (collarbone) is fully dressed, throwing passes and warming up.
Defensive back Hamsah Nasirldeen was spotted wearing a numbered shirt, rather than a jersey — something that last week indicated if a player was playing or not — but as of 10 minutes before kickoff, is currently not dressed out.
Kicker Ryan Fitzgerald, who was not available last game, is fully dressed out.
Defensive back Jarvis Brownlee, who was not available against Georgia Tech, is fully dressed out.
All five starting offensive linemen, as well as freshman linemen Robert Scott and Thomas Schrader.
Check back for more updates from Tomahawk Nation before kickoff against Miami.