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FSU sophomore RB Dalvin Cook will not practice or work out with the team until his legal situation is worked out, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.

Cook's arraignment date is set for September 2, and Cook's defense attorney says they are not interested in a plea deal. FSU's first game is against Texas State on September 5. Cook is accused of hitting a woman multiple times outside of a bar.
Jul 28 - 12:30 PM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher says junior Jalen Ramsey can play S, but his NFL position is CB.

Fisher said Ramsey is "like Xavier Rhodes but faster. Taller." Rhodes has continued his development in the NFL after his first-round selection. Ramsey is an outstanding athlete who shines in all phases of defensive back play. That phrase is not commonly said among coverage defenders at the college level.
Jul 28 - 11:13 AM

FSU junior cornerback Jalen Ramsey said Everett Golson's transition to the team has been "perfect."

"He wants to be at Florida State [and] has the same goals we do," Ramsey said. "… We welcomed him with open arms. Right when he stepped foot on our campus, he was a part of our family. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary to make him feel comfortable." Golson currently sits No. 3 QB on the depth chart behind Sean Maguire and J.J. Cosentino. We read nothing into that. FSU HC Jimbo Fisher has praised Maguire this offseason in the over-the-top manner of a man friends suspect would upgrade on his current girlfriend if a better option presented itself. Fisher recently said he is "100 percent" sold Maguire, as if responding to Maguire after he discovered texts to Golson on the coach's cell phone. As for the competition? "I’m not going to make that decision. They are by their performance," Fisher said. "It will all sort itself out."
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 23 - 7:41 PM

The 911 call from FSU sophomore RB Dalvin Cook‘s battery case were released.

We've linked to the audio below, which has some graphic language and is not safe for work. The female on the tape claimed she was punched in the face at a Tallahassee bar by an FSU player, allegedly Cook. The player, she said, called her a "bitch" and a "ho" before he punched her and "bust[ed] my lip." Cook is suspended while the legal process plays out. "There’s no tolerance for hitting women," FSU HC Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday. "You’re judged by what you do and we’ve had a couple of instances, just like other people have, too. It’s not a Florida State problem, it’s a national problem. It’s not just an athletic problem, it’s a domestic problem across our country. … we don’t tolerate it or accept it."
Jul 21 - 8:53 PM

East Mississippi Junior College has interest in dismissed FSU freshman QB De'Andre Johnson, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.

East Mississippi has won two straight JUCO level championships, and former Seminole QB John Franklin is already on the school's roster. Schad adds Johnson, who was dismissed after a video showed him punching a woman at a bar, could sit out the 2015 season and focus on anger management classes.
Jul 21 - 9:43 AM

FSU lists Everett Golson a the No. 3 QB on the school's updated depth chart.

The No. 1 listed quarterback is Sean Maguire and No. 2 is J.J. Cosentino. Fourth is freshman Deondre Francois, who some believe is in competition for the starting gig. The theme here: if you have experience in the program, Jimbo Fisher lists you higher up on the preseason depth chart. We expect Golson to pass Maguire prior to the season or during the early stages of it.
Jul 20 - 9:22 AM

Florida State junior S Nate Andrews checked in as the No. 4 underclassmen safety prospect in the country in Mel Kiper's preseason rankings.

"Led the Noles in INTs as a true freshman in a defensive backfield packed with future pros, and took another solid step forward in 2014," Kiper wrote. "If he wasn't lauded as much as most FSU players out of high school, blame the fact that coaches tried him everywhere, including QB, where he was pretty good." The 5-foot-11, 210-pound Andrews runs a 4.59 forty. He led the Seminoles in solo tackles (66) last year and also led the squad in interceptions (three) for the second straight season.
Jul 19 - 10:30 PM

FSU junior DB Jalen Ramsey "has a body type that is the dream of every defensive back coach in football," wrote NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"He's tall, with long arms and good speed," Zierlein wrote. "Ramsey, one of the top long-jumpers in college track and field, is also an explosive leaper who can close out and tackle consistently. These traits might have scouts excited, but his tape is another story." Because he's not as excited about the film as others, Zierlein ranks Ramsey as the No. 4 defensive back in the nation; others have pegged him as the best. "Ramsey will be moving from safety back to cornerback, and not a moment too soon," Zierlein wrote. "There were way too many instances when his instincts and technique put him in poor position. Those concerns might be alleviated once he's able to use his attributes as a press-man corner. I understand the hype surrounding his potential and traits, but his play consistency must improve as a full-time cornerback." The 6-foot-1, 204-pound Ramsey is a potential top-10 pick, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 16 - 5:43 PM

It is time for FSU redshirt junior edge rusher Chris Casher "to show his worth," according to the Orlando Sentinel's Brendan Sonnone.

Casher is not listed in Sonnone's projected starting front four, likely due to Casher missing spring activities with a shoulder injury. The former prized recruit can enter the starting lineup "if he can show a little more fluidity," per Sonnone. The Seminoles are moving from a base 4-3 to more of a hybrid 3-4/5-2/3-3-5.
Jul 16 - 11:33 AM

FSU sophomore RB Dalvin Cook‘s arraignment date has been pushed back to Sept. 2.

"We are not interested in a plea," Cook‘s defense attorney Ricky Patel said. "It’s just not right here. It must be dropped or he must be found not guilty. If necessary, we will file civil charges after these false allegations." He refuted claims that his client punched a woman in the face at a bar, saying Cook walked away without physical contact. Patel is upset that Cook's new arraignment date -- it was originally scheduled for July 30 -- is set for three days before FSU’s opener against Texas State. Cook is indefinitely suspended by the football program.
Jul 14 - 11:13 PM

Dismissed FSU freshman QB De'Andre Johnson apologized to the female victim he allegedly punched at a bar, that woman's family, and his own family on Good Morning America.

"There’s no explanation for that. I totally should have walked away," Johnson said. "I am ashamed of that," he said. "I’m sorry. I apologize to the lady in the incident, to her family, to my family, to my mother. I know I wasn’t raised that way. If I could do it all over again, I would." The 19-year-old four-star member of FSU’s 2015 recruiting class was charged with misdemeanor battery and dismissed from school. "I wanted to jump through the phone and wring his neck," his mother Pamela Jones said.
Jul 14 - 8:23 PM

Suspended FSU sophomore RB Dalvin Cook was issued a citation in 2014 for a lack of animal care.

Cook was cited for chaining three puppies together. The dogs were unable to move and the two smaller ones were choking. All three were removed. The citation was issued on July 31, 2014. Cook was recently suspended after he was arrested for allegedly punching a woman multiple times outside of a bar.
Jul 13 - 9:39 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper says FSU junior DB Jalen Ramsey is either his top-ranked safety prospect or neck-in-neck with Vernon Hargreaves to be the best underclassmen cornerback prospect.

Kiper settled on calling him the No. 2 underclassmen CB, but indicated he's basically tied with Hargreaves. "Ramsey would be the top-rated safety on the board, but I'm going to classify him here because of his versatility and, again, his ability to be the best cornerback in the country if that's what the FSU coaches want out of him," Kiper wrote. "He's gifted athletically -- he could be an Olympic-level long jumper if he pursues it -- and is strong without giving up quickness. He's mean but under control out there and is on his way to being a top-10 pick wherever he lines up." The 6-foot-1, 204-pound Ramsey, a 2016 Summer Olympic hopeful, ran a 10.61 100-meter dash at the ACC Championships.
Jul 12 - 2:45 PM

FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said graduate transfer QB Everett Golson's fit with the offense is not an issue.

"Everett can be an [NFL-style offense] guy and do spread stuff or I wouldn’t have taken him," Fisher said. "I called the game different for Christian Ponder and Jameis Winston." Many have worried about Golson's fit, stating Fisher's offense is complex and Golson won't have time to acclimate prior to the season. We aren't as worried, as Fisher is an outstanding coach who understands when to simplify (even when orchestrating big plays). One note: Fisher says he is happy with Sean Maguire, so Golson won't be given the starting gig.
Jul 12 - 12:26 PM

During a team meeting FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher banned his players from going to bars, according to Jim Henry of the Tallahassee Democrat.

Fisher "laid down the law; bars off limits to players," Henry tweeted. The team meeting was called after two major off-field events took place in the last few weeks, with players accused of hitting women. One player was dismissed after video evidence surfaced (freshman QB De'Andre Johnson) and another recently posted bail (sophomore RB Dalvin Cook). FSU will also bring in outside speakers in an attempt to be "proactive."
Jul 11 - 4:51 PM


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