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Deondre Francois now in charge of the FSU football team

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In Year Two, the kid has grown up. This FSU offense now belongs to quarterback Deondre Francois. Now, we see how far he can carry it. Francois, who starred as a redshirt freshman a year ago, is now the Seminoles’ undisputed leader. With a schedule that includes Alabama, Clemson, Miami and Florida, the expectations are on his shoulder. “He’s been out there when the scoreboard mattered,” coach Jimbo Fisher told the Orlando Sentinel. “He’s been in big games, almost four…

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FSU’s Derrick Nnadi assumes leadership role for Seminole team

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It’s a transitory thing, leadership. One day, you’re looking around the huddle, and other guys are pointing out the direction. The next day, the rest of the huddle is looking at you, and it’s up to you to plot the course. In college football, where the faces change so often, it’s especially true. And so has learned Derrick Nnadi, leader of the FSU Seminoles. “I’ve probably said this a lot before,” Nnadi told the Orlando Sentinel. “I’m not one who’s…

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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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FSU lands two of nation’s top 10 players in recruiting class

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The FSU Seminoles can claim a successful recruiting season after landing two of the nation’s top 10 products. FSU has already enrolled running back Cam Akers, the nation’s second-ranked prospect, and defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, a defensive end. The Seminoles had tried to bolster their class on signing day with sixth ranked Marvin Wilson, but there was no word by mid-day. Wilson is being recruited by six school. FSU did miss out on linebacker Levi Jones, who spurned both FSU…

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