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No. 14 Florida State on guard against ‘relief syndrome’

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After an emotional 20-19 win at No. 16 Miami last Saturday, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher‘s main focus this week is seeing if his team can carry that momentum through the rest of the season. As the 14th-ranked Seminoles began preparations on Monday for this week’s game against Wake Forest, Fisher said it was critical this week for his players to avoid suffering from “relief syndrome” after defeating their in-state rival for the seventh straight year. “It was big for…

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Florida State LB Matthew Thomas starting to live up to potential

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No one on Florida State’s roster knows more about bouncing back after getting knocked down more than Matthew Thomas. For the first time in four years, the junior linebacker is living up to the potential many saw when he was recruited in 2013. Thomas leads the 13th-ranked Seminoles in tackles going into Saturday’s game at South Florida. Florida State (2-1) is trying to bounce back after a 43-point loss last Saturday at Louisville. Considering that during the past three-plus seasons…

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FSU focuses on problems ahead vs USF

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The last time Florida State lost a game by 30-plus points, it had an entire offseason to get over it. The Seminoles don’t have that luxury this time. Just about 48 hours after the 63-20 beating at Louisville , coach Jimbo Fisher was trying to move past being shell shock and address the glaring problems as his 13th-ranked Seminoles prepare for Saturday’s game at South Florida. “Ranting and raving and yelling isn’t going to do anything right now,” Fisher said,…

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Florida St. O-line has experience but wants consistency

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Offensive line coach Rick Trickett has a bounty of linemen to work with as Florida State goes through preseason practices. Finding the right combination for the Sept. 5 opener in Orlando against Mississippi might be a tougher task. “It is going to be the five guys that work the best together. It won’t always be the five most talented,” Trickett said. “They’re all good guys. I don’t have a problem with any of them. Just are they ready yet?” Besides…

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Florida State defense hoping actions can back up swagger

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Florida State’s defense has never lacked for swagger or confidence under Jimbo Fisher. As the Seminoles continue preseason preparations for their Sept. 5 opener in Orlando against Mississippi, the defense is hoping its actions on the field are as boisterous as their words to opposing offenses. “I like how we’re savages this year. I know when it’s time to play, we’re going to be ready to play because we practice like that,” junior safety Tre Marshall said. Florida State returns…

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Jimbo Fisher says ‘We satellite right here in Tallahassee’

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Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has decided that the best camp is the one he has on his campus. That is why his staff will not attend or host any satellite camps this year. “We satellite right here in Tallahassee,” Fisher said on Friday as his own camp wrapped up after attracting a number of high school prospects. After the NCAA rescinded its ban on satellite camps in April, Fisher said at the Atlantic Coast Conference meetings last month that…

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Florida State close to new policy on sexual assault

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Florida State University has almost completed a more detailed policy on sexual conduct and sexual harassment while coming into compliance with federal Title IX standards. The university’s Board of Trustees on Friday received an update on the school’s Title IX policy and approved amendments to regulations dealing with violations due to sexual misconduct. Florida State has increased its efforts to raise awareness about sexual assault and prevention since a former student filed a Title IX lawsuit in which she said…

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