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Can the FSU offensive line protect Deondre Francois in Spring Game?

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Five things to ponder while watching the FSU spring game. 1. The kids are all right: A lot of eyes will be on freshman running back Cam Akers as he tries to relieve much of the loss of all-everything Dalvin Cook. Akers is one of several Seminoles who have enrolled early, giving a chance for immediate help. Can Akers, a high school quarterback, be an instant success? Isn’t that the best kind? 2. The James Gang rides again: Safety Derwin…

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Bucs hope the offensive line has some nastiness to it this year

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Last year, the operative word was “ugly.” This year, the goal is “nasty.” The Tampa Bay Bucs spent their first day of training in pads Monday, giving coach Lovie Smith a chance to look anew at his offensive line. That line includes two rookies from last year (Kevin Pamphile and Kadeem Harrison) and two from this year (Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet). For the Bucs, the offensive line is as important of a project as any. It is the line…

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Twitter’s twists and turns – can it keep flying?

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The Pope is on Twitter, along with the Dalai Lama, world leaders and, of course, Kim Kardashian. The short-messaging service can bring fleeting fame, instant ignominy and get you fired. It has been credited for sparking revolutions and, like Facebook, transforming the way the world communicates. But despite the buzz generated by thousands of chatty journalists, athletes and celebrities, Twitter has never turned a profit. Its user base of 302 million is dwarfed by rivals such as Facebook, which counts…

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