TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) –Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher’s goal when he succeeded iconic head coach Bobby Bowden in 2010 was to foster a program that sustained success by graduating student-athletes, turning out elite players and winning consistently.
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.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – “He does a good job footwork-wise, but he’s about where I thought he’d be,” said FSU head Coach Jimbo Fisher on redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois. “We have a lot of work to do, but I’m pleased with where he’s at. We’ll get there.”
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – A day after head coach Jimbo Fisher announced redshirt senior quarterback Sean Maguire would need surgery on his right foot, redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois led the first team offense.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) –The Seminoles will return to the Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility on Monday for the first two-a-day practice of fall camp. FSU will hold a typical practice again on Tuesday before returning to Doak Campbell Stadium for a closed scrimmage on Wednesday.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Florida State begins fall practice this week. Sean Maguire will have to compete with Deondre Francois in order to return as the Seminoles starting quarterback. Dalvin Cook has assumed a more vocal leadership role, and Derwin James is expected to return from his minor foot surgery within the week.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Florida State survived a late-game surge to defeat Stetson 8-6 for their second straight win over the Hatters.
Noles starting pitcher Andrew Karp recorded his first career win in his first start, surrendering one earned run on just three hits in five innings.
A five-run ninth inning and an untimely throwing error by the Seminoles (25-11) got the Hatters (17-20) back into the contest after trailing 8-1 to start the ninth, but their comeback ultimately fell short.
“You never take the field in the ninth inning and think this game is over. It’s not over,” FSU coach Mike Martin said. After a couple of frustrating walks for the Noles, John Fussell doubled to right, scoring Matt Morales from first. A couple of pitches later, Kevin Fagan singled to right and brought in Austin Hale and Fussell, bringing the score to 8-4.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Florida State Seminoles fall, for the third time this season, to the Florida Gators 8-2 at home. The Gators struck in the first inning and held the lead the rest of the game.
Florida State head coach Mike Martin was dissatisfied after the loss.
“I wish I could say it’s just another game,” said coach Martin. “It’s not just another game. Florida beat us. I’m not a happy camper.”
Both teams had no trouble getting runners on base, but the Seminoles could not get them across home plate. The Seminoles (22-9, 9-2) ended the game with 11 runners left on base. Florida State hit the ball hard, but the University of Florida (30-5, 8-4) infield came to play.
“No errors – their infield was very impressive,” said Martin. “You could almost go all the way around the infield and talk about what an excellent job they did.”
For the most part the Gators kept the ball in the infield on defense. Florida did not register an error the entire game and came up with some big plays, including a hard lineout catch by junior shortstop Dalton Guthrie to end a seventh inning threat by the Seminoles.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Head Coach Jerry Deloronzo isn’t a stranger to success as he was selected as a member of the gold medal team USA U19 squad, and was an NCAA champion at Syracuse in 1989. Moving up from assistant coach to head coach this season Delorenzo has led the Noles to a 12-1 record so far with a win against the University of South Florida and Elon at Bill Harkins Field.
“I would like to see our team grow and run as a Division one program,” Coach Delorenzo said.
Since the Florida State men’s lacrosse team is considered a club. As apart of being a club sport the president and vice president are current lacrosse players keeping all responsibilities within the team.
Delorenzo also wanted to make it clear that support from the parents was crucial for the team with attending home and even away games there is a presence from the parents.
This season the Noles have a deep team including five midfield lines, two defensive lines and two attack lines. In goal stands six feet tall junior Spencer Talbot from Severna Park, Maryland. Leading from the sideline will be captains Darby Brower and William Glover sitting out due to leg injuries.
“I consider them players, captains and their new role assistant coaches, Both players are the heart and soul of our team and have made us stronger in their new roles,” Coach Delorenzo said.
Some responsibilities that coach Delorenzo is trying to instill this year is establishing accountability, discipline and responsibility.
This weekend the Seminoles will fly up to Annapolis, Maryland to play Boston College and Virginia Tech. The team will also get to attend the Colgate vs Navy game and get a tour of the Navy facilities.
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.