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Florida State Home Opener Preview

Jordan Giorgio, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Florida State welcomes Charleston Southern for the 2016 home opener at Doak Campbell Stadium.

FSU is coming off the largest comeback in school history after defeating Ole Miss 35-44 in their first game of the season.

Charleston Southern took 4-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State to overtime before falling 24-17 in their season opener last week.

FSU vs. Ole Miss Preview

Jordan Pandy, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher came out optimistic and excited for the new football season in his opening weekly presser – as he should be.

“It’s that time again, isn’t it?” Fisher said. “I’m glad it’s that time. Getting ready to kick off this season. Very excited. Looking forward to playing somebody else, our guys I think are getting tired of playing each other.”

Florida State opens the season ranked fourth in both the AP and Coaches poll. The Seminoles are kicking off their season with one of the bigger openers this year, and in the past few seasons, playing the 11th ranked Ole Miss Rebels in Orlando. The Rebels, who are 4-0 in season openers under their head coach Hugh Freeze, finished 10-3 last season in the SEC, beating LSU, Auburn, and Alabama. Ole Miss lost a lot of players to the draft but is bringing back their most important star, quarterback Chad Kelly.

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Video – FSU Football: Josh Sweat: ‘I almost lost my leg’

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) –Josh Sweat tore the anterior cruciate ligament and dislocated his left knee in September 2014, during his senior year of high school football. He was a consensus five-star defensive end, ranked No.1 in the nation at his position in the 2015 recruiting class.

He was able to come back from a serious injury.

Sweat was able to come to FSU in January 2015, where he began rehabbing which was a program that was designed by the training staff for him.

He played in all 13 games, starting nine and finished with 41 tackles, 5.0 TFL, two sacks, an interception, three pass break-ups. He was named to the Freshman All-America Honorable Mention list.

FSU Football Prepares For Spring Game

Samuel Profeta, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – As the Seminoles wrapped up their spring football training on Saturday, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher seemed to be dissatisfied with his team after their second scrimmage.

“I was not pleased with that part of today. They (Quarterbacks) made plays today with not enough consistency and not enough fire in them taking leadership in what they,” Fisher said.

The quarterback group includes true freshman Malik Henry, who was a 4-star recruit and one of the nations top 60 prospects according to ESPN, Orlando native and redshirt freshman Deandre Francois, who was ranked the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation according to ESPN, and J.J. Cosentino, the red shirt sophomore from Pennsylvania, who was considered the No. 3 best player in Pennsylvania and the No. 11 best quarterback by scouts.

Senior Sean Maguire, who started five games for the Seminoles in 2015, is out this spring with a fractured ankle due to an injury he suffered in the first quarter of the Peach Bowl last year against Houston.

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