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Florida State sophomore DE Josh Sweat (knee) will be available for Saturday's showdown with North Carolina.

Sweat underwent surgery to repair a minor meniscus tear in his left knee on September 21. Despite the recency of that procedure, the 6-foot-5, 250-pound sophomore is already ready to jump back to the football field. "[He] practiced last two days and [is] doing well. Very minimal [swelling], and he’s healing really well," said HC Jimbo Fisher. It wouldn't be a surprise if Sweat was used on a relatively limited basis against the Tar Heels on Saturday, as even with his quick recovery, there is no reason for the Seminoles to push their luck here.
Sep 30 - 12:25 PM

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher intends to be the coach of the Seminoles "for a long time."

If Fisher wanted to talk to LSU about its vacancy following the firing of Les Miles, he'd jump right to the top of the Tigers' list of candidates. At least for now, Fisher is dismissing the possibility. "I love this university," Fisher said Wednesday, "and I plan on being here for a long time. I love Florida State, and that's all I'm saying. Anything else is clutter and does not concern me and is not involving me." Fisher, who said he hasn't spoken to LSU about its vacancy, was an assistant coach under Nick Saban and Miles at LSU from 2000-2006.
Source: ESPN
Sep 28 - 6:03 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper indicated that he'll move up FSU junior RB Dalvin Cook from his current No. 10 Big Board ranking.

Cook had only 228 yards and two touchdowns through FSU's first three games, but he dropped a career-high 267 yards and two touchdown on 28 carries (9.5 yards per carry) in Saturday's 55-35 win over USF. He added 62 receiving yards on four catches. "That was the Cook I was expecting to see this season," Kiper wrote. "He's a dynamic home run hitter with great vision who can turn small creases into massive gains. He's effective between the tackles and gaining yards after contact."
Source: ESPN
Sep 28 - 2:30 PM

Florida State suspended junior WR Ja'Vonn Harrison for a violation of team rules.

Tomahawk nation reports Harrison will look to transfer. No timetable for the suspension nor details of the situation were offered. Harrison is not a major contributor to the Seminoles offense, catching one pass for one yard this year. His role is larger on special teams.
Sep 28 - 9:04 AM

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher says he hasn't spoken to LSU about its coaching vacancy.

"I'm not talking about LSU. No I haven't (had contact) and I'm not talking about it," Fisher told reporters Monday. "We're talking about North Carolina." Fisher won a national championship as LSU's offensive coordinator in 2003. As referenced, the Seminoles host the Tar Heels on Saturday.
Sep 26 - 10:18 PM

FSU junior RB Dalvin Cook went off in Saturday's 55-35 victory over USF, rushing for a career-high 267 yards and two touchdown on 28 carries.

He averaged 9.5 yards per carry in his third 200-yard rushing effort. And oh, that's not all folks. Cook also had four receptions for 62 yards through the air. FSU's next-most productive receiver had 2-40. Cook entered today with only 228 yards and two touchdowns through three games. He started early, scampering for a 75-yard touchdown on the Seminoles' first snap of the afternoon. When a healthy Cook gets going, perhaps no back in the nation is more dangerous.
Sep 24 - 3:54 PM

FSU redshirt freshman QB Deondre Francois completed 11-of-19 passes for 169 yards, a touchdown and zero interception in Saturday's 55-35 win over USF.

With Dalvin Cook single-handedly whipping USF, the Seminoles played it conservative with Francois as a passer. While most of his day entailed handing the ball off or shuttling a pass off short to Cook, Francois was a big factor on the ground. He opened up space for Cook and rushed for 75 yards and a score on 10 carries himself. Good defenses will blitz Francois into submission, as Louisville did, but he's an effective compliment to Cook when things are going the Seminoles' way.
Sep 24 - 3:45 PM

Florida State senior QB Sean Maguire is available to play if needed against USF.

Maguire missed a good portion of the preseason after breaking a bone in his foot, which basically handed Deondre Francois the starting gig. For the most part, Francois has impressed, so we doubt Maguire will enter the conversation at any point. The Noles offense really struggled against Louisville.
Sep 24 - 10:09 AM

Florida State sophomore DE Josh Sweat will miss 1-2 weeks following surgery to repair a slight tear in his meniscus.

"Had a little piece of cartilage in there, clipped it out," head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "Came out clean." Sweat injured his knee in practice last week and did not initially travel with the team to Louisville, joining them later. He seemed to be limited during the game and played fewer snaps than normal. Freshman Brian Burns is expected to seem more action in Sweat's absence.
Source: 247 Sports
Sep 23 - 9:19 AM

FSU freshman QB Malik Henry has been reinstated from suspension and is expected to redshirt the 2016 season.

Henry's first practice since August 20 was on Monday. He was previously suspended for a violation of team rules. Henry will be sidelined unless something surprising happens, like multiple injuries to the handful of quarterbacks ahead of him.
Source: 247 Sports
Sep 21 - 11:46 AM

FSU junior DE Demarcus Walker is a "a legitimate top-50 prospect," according to NFL.com's Chad Reuter.

Walker had seven tackles against Louisville and was just about the only bright spot for the Seminoles on an otherwise dreary day. "At 6-3, 281 pounds, Walker plays under the pads of most offensive tackles on the edge, and has the agility to play to his containment responsibilities," Reuter wrote. "In passing situations, Walker's combination of strength and quickness was often too much for Louisville's guards. He was way too much for Ole Miss to handle a couple of weeks ago, when he recorded 4.5 sacks."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 20 - 5:47 PM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher denied that junior RB Dalvin Cook has been dealing with any sort of an injury.

Cook has been quiet (by his standards) through three games, having rushed for 228 yards (4.6 YPC) and two touchdowns. That yard-per-carry average stands in stark contrast to his career mark of 6.5. Leg injuries hampered the star Seminole last season and he underwent shoulder surgery in the offseason, but Fisher shrugged off concerns that there might be a physical problem, here, going so far as to say that Cook is "[p]robably healthier than he was a year ago when you get right down to it." Fisher believes that the 6-foot, 200-pounder will bust out of neutral soon.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 20 - 12:57 PM

FSU junior RB Dalvin Cook was unable to find much traction in Saturday's 63-20 loss to Louisville, rushing for just 54 yards on 16 carries.

Cook rushed for 1,691 yards last season, but he will need to get on his horse if he wants to come close to matching that mark in 2016. The embarrassing loss marked his third consecutive game of fewer than 100 yards rushing. Louisville had him on complete lockdown on Saturday and he averaged just 3.4 YPC with a long run of 14 yards. South Florida shows next on Florida State's schedule as they attempt to move past this one.
Sep 17 - 4:03 PM

FSU redshirt freshman QB Deondre Francois completed 7-of-18 passes for 101 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 63-20 demolition at the hands of Louisville.

Francois impressed in leading FSU back from a first half deficit against Ole Miss in the season-opener, but no epic comeback was in the cards against the Cardinals on Saturday. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder's lone touchdown pass came when he hooked up with Auden Tate on a tight 20-yard pass several minutes into the second quarter. Overall, though, Francois' performance left much to be desired. He will try to rebound against South Florida next Saturday.
Sep 17 - 3:52 PM

Florida State redshirt junior G Wilson Bell and redshirt senior G Kareem Are return to the starting lineup against Louisville.

Bell is returning from an ankle injury and Are returns from a concussion. The Seminoles' offensive line was bullied around a bit in the season opener against Ole Miss, but the duo could help open holes for Dalvin Cook this week against the Cardinals.
Sep 17 - 8:51 AM


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