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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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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: No. 14 Florida State, No. 10 Florida very similar

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As Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher prepares for Saturday’s game against No. 10 Florida, he sees a mirror image of his own squad. “It’s funny how that evolves. That wasn’t planned, I promise you, by either one of us,” Fisher said on Monday. “One of the key roles as a coach is identifying who you are and what each team is. And (Florida coach Jim McElwain has) done a great job of that. “It’s ironic that we are very similar,…

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RB Dalvin Cook running down Florida State single-season mark

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Dalvin Cook met Warrick Dunn for the first time three weeks ago before Florida State’s game against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. The two are likely to talk again this weekend when Cook is expected to break the Seminoles’ single-season record. Cook goes into Saturday’s game against North Carolina State needing 12 yards to surpass Dunn’s mark of 1,242 yards in 1995. Dunn, who played 12 years in the NFL and turns 41 in January, will be at the game. “He…

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