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FSU HC Jimbo Fisher said that he does not believe junior WR Auden Tate's shoulder injury will keep him out of action for long.

Tate dinged up his shoulder in the second half of Saturday's loss to NC State. An extended absence would be a major concern for the Seminoles, but early indications are that this one is not a serious injury. The practice week leading up to their game against Wake Forest next weekend should shed more light on Tate's availability.
Sep 23 - 4:19 PM

FSU freshman QB James Blackman completed 22-of-38 passes for 278 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-21 loss to NC State.

First start of Blackman's collegiate career and his performance looked it for much of the contest. He did show moxie on several deep-ball throws and was consistently able to find Auden Tate (who caught nine passes for 138 yards and a score) before Tate left the game with a shoulder injury in the second half. Blackman will make career start No. 2 against Wake Forest next weekend. Saturday's defeat essentially ends Florida State's shot at the Playoff.
Sep 23 - 4:13 PM

FSU freshman RB Cam Akers rushed for 56 yards on 12 carries in Saturday's 27-21 loss to NC State.

Akers led the Seminoles with his 56 yards rushing. While the 5-foot-11, 210-pounder showed his shake 'n' bake on a few plays, it was largely a quiet day for the much-heralded true frosh. The same could be said for FSU's rushing game as a whole -- they managed just 104 yards on the ground as a team. Akers has rushed for 86 yards in two games this season. He will once more try for a breakout performance against Wake Forest next weekend.
Sep 23 - 4:07 PM

FSU junior WR Auden Tate (shoulder) will not return in Saturday's game against NC State.

Tate sustained the injury in the second half of the contest. He had been ripping it up with nine catches for 138 yards and a score prior to exiting stage left. We'll pass along further updates as they become available.
Sep 23 - 3:23 PM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher noted that the Seminoles' long layoff since Week 1 has helped freshman QB James Blackman to acclimate to the offense.

Fisher admitted that he is at least somewhat worried about rust for his team -- the Seminoles have not played since their loss to Alabama on September 2 due to two cancellations forced by Hurricane Irma -- but the secret upside of this layoff comes in getting Blackman up to speed after the loss of Deondre Francois to a knee injury. Said Fisher, "He’s done a great job of understanding the nuances of the offense, a lot more details of it, more things that go on and getting more comfortable with the players, no doubt." The Seminoles will take on NC State this weekend as they look for their first victory of the fractured early season.
Source: Diehards
Sep 20 - 10:33 PM

FSU four-star 2018 verbal RB commit Jashaun Corbin will take official visits to USC and LSU in addition to the Seminoles.

Corbin (6'0/190) plans on taking those three official visits in January. He is still ironing out the details as to the exact dates. While the Trojans and Tigers remain on his radar, he told Scout.com that he remains firmly on board with the Seminoles. That being said, he also called USC his "dream school." Corbin's versatility is his calling card -- he is a legitimate threat as a receiver out of the slot and ESPN's Billy Tucker compares the Florida native to former Tennessee RB Alvin Kamara.
Source: Scout.com
Sep 14 - 3:48 PM

The match-up between Florida State and Miami scheduled for September 16 will likely be shifted to October 7.

No announcement has been made on this front as of yet, but Florida State's campus will be closed until Friday due to Hurricane Irma. The move would make sense on a logistical level -- the squads share an open date on October 7. Both teams have already canceled their games this weekend due to the hurricane, with Miami nixing their showdown with Arkansas State and Florida State doing likewise with their matchup against Louisiana-Monroe.
Sep 9 - 3:30 PM

Saturday's game between Florida State and Louisiana-Monroe has been canceled.

Florida State's announcement came following Florida Gov. Rick Scott order that all state colleges and universities close through Monday to support Hurricane Irma emergency relief efforts. Since the Seminoles and Warhawks don't have a common bye date, the game could not be rescheduled.
Source: ESPN
Sep 8 - 11:19 AM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher has been impressed with the work of freshman QB James Blackman in practice this week.

"I’m comfortable with what he’s done. He’s throwing the ball well and making good decisions. He’s practiced well," Fisher said. Blackman (6'5/185) will start in place of Deondre Francois, who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury. He ranked as Rivals' No. 220 overall prospect in the 2017 class and will have a cushy opponent to get his feet wet against this weekend in the form of Louisiana-Monroe. The schedule will begin to tighten up on the Seminoles after that contest.
Sep 7 - 4:18 PM

Florida State's game against Louisiana-Monroe has been changed to Noon EST on Saturday.

"The earlier start will give ULM the opportunity to travel safely after the game, and provide many of our fans a chance to come to the game and return home in time to make any necessary preparations," FSU President John Thrasher said.
Sep 6 - 11:06 AM

Florida State redshirt sophomore QB Deondre Francois underwent successful left knee surgery.

The surgery was to repair his patellar tendon and is expected to miss four to seven months. Freshman James Blackman will likely take on the starting duties in Francois' absence. Francois should be good to go for the 2018 season, and we are excited to see him back on the field.
Source: ESPN
Sep 6 - 9:44 AM

Florida State will turn to true freshman QB James Blackman as the school's starter.

Blackman earned the backup role this offseason, which is impressive for a first-year player. Now, the Seminoles hoped he never touched the field in 2017, but Jimbo Fisher has experience in playing backups over the last few seasons due to a number of circumstances. FSU's biggest issue remains the offensive line. After Louisiana-Monroe, FSU faces Louisville and NC State.
Source: 247 Sports
Sep 4 - 9:10 AM

The Tallahassee Democrat's Jim Henry reports that FSU redshirt sophomore QB Deondre Francois will miss the remainder of the season with a patella tendon injury.

Francois injured his left knee while being sacked on a rollout during the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss to Alabama. He had his knee wrapped and was using crutches after the game. His loss is a crushing blow for the Seminoles, who had a National Championship-caliber team prior to his loss. With the redshirt sophomore out for the year, redshirt junior J.J. Cosentino will likely take over starting duties, at least if HC Jimbo Fisher and staff want an experienced hand. True freshman James Blackman finished out Saturday's game after Francois went down and would be another option if Fisher wants to try for the mystery box.
Sep 3 - 7:15 PM

FSU redshirt sophomore QB Deondre Francois (knee) is scheduled to undergo an MRI.

This according to Francois' former coach and father figure Barry White, who was on hand for Saturday's loss to Alabama. Francois was taking big hits even before his body finally caved in the fourth quarter, when he was sacked and stayed down clutching his left knee. As scary as the injury looked on the field, no diagnosis has been made as of yet. Should Francois be forced to miss game action, quarterbacking duties would likely fall to redshirt junior J.J. Cosentino. True freshmen James Blackman and Bailey Hockman would also potentially be options.
Sep 3 - 1:12 PM

FSU junior WR Auden Tate caught two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 24-7 loss to Alabama.

Tate (6'5/225) caught a little three-yard touchdown early in the second quarter to give the Seminoles a 7-3 lead. That was the high point of the game for FSU, who would not score again in the contest and lost starting QB Deondre Francois to a knee injury in the fourth quarter. Tate caught 25 passes for 409 yards and six touchdowns last season and is expected to be in for a bigger role this time around with Travis Rudolph no longer in the picture. FSU will try to forget this game ever happened over the week and then, presumably, take out some restrained rage against Louisiana-Monroe next Saturday.
Sep 3 - 12:10 AM


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