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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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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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