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Florida State sign pair of running backs in recruiting class

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With Dalvin Cook leaving Florida State early for the NFL draft, coach Jimbo Fisher signed two guys that could be his replacement. Cam Akers and Khalan Laborn are both five-star recruits that both could see playing time next season. Akers, an early enrollee, is regarded as the nation’s top running back prospect and Laborn is more of an all-purpose back. Fisher thinks there will be plenty of room for both. “Backs realize that if there are different roles you can…

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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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Jimbo Fisher has no timetable for selecting Florida St. QB

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Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has a quarterback competition for the third time in four years. But as the Seminoles began practice on Tuesday, he isn’t in a rush to select a starter. Three years ago, Fisher announced Jameis Winston won the job 10 days before the opener. Last year, he cut it a little closer, waiting until the Monday before the opener in deciding on Everett Golson. When it comes to deciding between Sean Maguire and Deondre Francois, Fisher doesn’t have a set timeframe leading into the…

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Southern Cal leads the list of 10 college coaching openings

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Ranking the college coaching openings: 1. Southern Cal: Even after all this time, the Trojans are still the marquee school in the Pac-12. They have the tradition, the money and the recruiting base for a coach to follow in the footsteps of John McKay, John Robinson and Pete Carroll. 2. Missouri: Open after the stunning resignation of coach Gary Pinknel, the Tigers have shown that they can compete in the SEC already. The Tigers dominate their state’s recruiting, and if…

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