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Noles News: Will Jordan Travis be available for Saturday’s game?

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Mike Norvell says Chubba Purdy could be the next man up

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Facing its worst start in nearly 50 years, Florida State football could be without one of its starting quarterbacks this Saturday against Louisville.

Jordan Travis missed the end of last week’s contest against Wake Forest with what appeared to be a shoulder injury and it’s still not clear if he’ll be good to go this week. Monday, head coach Mike Norvell said they should have a better idea of his availability as the week went along.

In his press availability after Tuesday’s practice, Norvell didn’t offer much of an update on Travis’ status, but he did confirm that if he isn’t able to go redshirt freshman Chubba Purdy would be the backup to McKenzie Milton.

It won’t matter much who is under center if the offensive line doesn’t see improvements as well.

Offensive line coach Alex Atkins said Tuesday that they’re working continuing to work on fixing the rotations across the line and cross training guys at different spots to try to find the best mix of five players.

The rushing attack has still found success week-in, week-out. Both Jashaun Corbin and Treshaun Ward are averaging north of 6.5 yards per carry this season, but it hasn’t been enough to sustain a successful offense. Ward said getting that fixed comes from the whole unit getting out of their own way.

But of course, there is much more to it than just that — especially in a three-touchdown loss to Wake Forest.

Our Triple Option team dove into the tape and broke down all the issues on this week’s episode to help you see for yourself what’s going wrong with the Seminoles.

On Saturday, they’ll have to contain one of college football’s truest dual-threat quarterbacks in Malik Cunningham, who is the playmaker for the entire Louisville offense.

Former Florida State and NC State quarterback Bailey Hockman is on the move again after he decided to leave the Middle Tennessee State program.

Alumni in the NFL

Florida State alums had another great week in the NFL, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Noles around the league had shutdown efforts leading the league and potentially bringing in some awards.

One guy to keep an eye on this week is Jacques Patrick who’s getting another crack at making a name for himself in an excellent system. The former FSU back signed a deal with the 49ers, who have seen a ton of injuries at the running back position early this season.

Basketball

If you’re already tired of football, Florida State hoops returns to the hardwood in just 50 days.

Golf

Is the greatest rivalry on the PGA Tour over?

This weekend, Brooks Koepka and his nemesis — too strong a word? Not sure but I’m going with it — Bryson DeChambeau will be competing together for Team USA at the Ryder Cup despite their ongoing feud. But Tuesday, the two shared some words of encouragement on the driving range and received cheers from the crowd. They’ve both spoken about burying the feud for the country’s chances and Brooksy backed it up on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Daniel Berger is just flat out locked in for the competition.

Academics

We close today with a salute to FSU meteorology professor Allison Wing for being recognized as one of the most innovative up-and-coming minds in science.