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Several FSU players have highlights in Seminoles’ spring game

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It left you wanting more. In a good way. More points. More speed. More Cam Akers. More Derwin James. More Brian Burns. The FSU Seminoles’ spring practice Saturday was largely a tease, a hint of the big plays to come. The Gold team beat the Garnet, 17-7, in a game that that looked very much like a highlight film. For instance: There was Akers, the five-star recruit who stepped in like he had been on campus all along. He had…

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FSU quarterback Deondre Francois hopes to play well in spring game

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A year ago, he was the new kid in the huddle. This year, he’s the leader of it. FSU quarterback Deondre Francois is the proven commodity to the Seminoles’ offense after a year in which he threw for 3,350 yards and 20 touchdowns. But three of his receivers have graduated, and Dalvin Cook is no longer in the backfield. That means Francois will need help. “The year he had, this guy is a big-time player,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher told…

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FSU coach Jimbo Fisher says his football team lacks leadership

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FSU coach Jimbo Fisher says his team needs leadership. Soon would be good. After the Seminoles first scrimmage of the spring, Fisher talked about the lack of leadership from his squad. “We need more of it,” Fisher said. “I’m not mad about it. It’s just kind of the personality of this team. It’s needs more of that. We’ve got a bunch of good guys. They’re good kids. They really are. They need to be more exuberant and dominant personalities and…

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Colors represent effort level for the Florida State football team

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The colors say it all at the FSU spring practice these days. It isn’t always good, either. FSU coach Jimbo Fisher has assigned three different colored jerseys for his players during spring drills. The colors signify the type of effort given by the players. Those in garnet practice jerseys, the best level, are presented to Seminole players who give “championship effort.” White jerseys? Those are for those who give average effort. And the orange jerseys? Those are reserved for players…

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FSU has tough schedule to contend with in 2017 football season

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If FSU is indeed going back to the college football playoffs this season, it will have to walk across broken glass to get there. According to Bleacherreport.com, the Seminoles will play the fifth-toughest schedule in America in 2017, including an opening game against Alabama in Atlanta. Jimbo Fisher’s Seminoles also play Miami, at Clemson, Florida and Louisville (with Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson.) Even with 16 returning starters and quarterback Deondre Francois, that’s tough duty. Florida isn’t far behind. The…

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How fast can FSU’s fabulous freshmen contribute to running game?

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The question isn’t how good they are going to be someday. Heck, “someday” seems assured. For FSU, the question is how good are their talented freshman running backs going to be this year. Not that there is any hurry, right? Well, there kind of is. The Seminoles, and coach Jimbo Fisher,  open their season next year against Alabama (Sept. 2 in Atlanta), and the No. 1 priority is to replace dazzling running back Dalvin Cook. Oh, the Seminoles have some…

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FSU finishes its recruiting by signing another Top 10 player

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A good day got even better for the FSU Seminoles Wednesday. The Seminoles signed highly regarded defensive tackle Marvin Wilson. Wilson had been rated as the No. 6 player in the country and the No.1 defensive tackle. His signing improved FSU’s standings to fourth in the ESPN rankings, although the Seminoles were still sixth in the 247sports.com rankings. Wilson’s signing gives FSU three players in the top 10. No other team had more than two.

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