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Florida State football, recruiting news: Change is the only constant

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Uniforms, transfers, name changes, and of course recruiting.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 12:  EJ Manuel #3 of the Florida State Seminoles passes during a game against against the Miami Hurricanes at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 12: EJ Manuel #3 of the Florida State Seminoles passes during a game against against the Miami Hurricanes at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Football:

Florida State University president John Thrasher has directed an official exploration into changing the name of FSU’s Doak Campbell Stadium in a statement he released yesterday. Athletic Director Coburn will soon prepare a report with his recommendations.

FSU has confirmed that running back Anthony Grant has left the team. The ’Noles still have good numbers at the position with Jashaun Corbin, Khalan Laborn, Deonte Sheffield, and Ja’Khi Douglas.

ESPN’s Bill Connelly dropped his ACC Atlantic season preview over the weekend and if you didn’t get to it yesterday, it’s worth your time. Clemson still figures to be very good in what is almost certainly Trevor Lawrence’s last season, but just how much can FSU re-assert itself in the division? How much will COVID-19 hamper the team’s development?

Keyshawn Helton continues to make splash plays. Can he put it all together for a season to remember?

In case you missed it, the team is getting a pretty significant change to their uniforms this fall.

Miami QB Jarren Williams, who had an up-and-down season last year as Miami’s starter, is transferring to a Kansas JUCO.

Recruiting:

FSU is chugging right along on the recruiting trail and Tomahawk Nation’s official Recruiting thread has it all.

It’s always good when an offensive line prospect shows interest in FSU, and 2022 OT prospect Dayne Shor is looking forward to visiting again.

2022 tight end prospect Holden Staes was recently offered by FSU.

Other Sports:

Good news is definitely worth celebrating these days, and a record 301 Seminoles made the academic honor roll.

Re-live the Men’s Basketball team’s comeback over Notre Dame.

Alumni:

Early reporting yesterday indicated that former FSU consensus All-American Nick O’Leary was retiring from the NFL after five seasons, but new reporting indicates that O’Leary plans to return to the NFL after a heart procedure last month to reduce a 100 percent blockage on the right side of his heart. The blockage was discovered after O’Leary suffered mild heart attacks. Incredible.

In happier news, Cam Akers just turned 21 yesterday: