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Deondre Francois Named Starting Quarterback

Alex Krutchik, Correspondent (@AlexKrutchikFS on Twitter) 

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) – For the first time in over a year, Deondre Francois will trot onto Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium as the starting quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles.

Francois last appeared in the opening game against Alabama last September in Atlanta, Ga.  Francois exited the game in the fourth quarter after being tackled from behind. Later that week, it was revealed that he tore his patellar tendon in his right knee, and would miss the remainder of the 2017 season.

The redshirt junior won ACC Rookie of the year honors in 2016, posting a 20:7 touchdown-to-interception ratio and 3,350 yards with a 142.1 quarterback rating.

Francois was also competing with redshirt freshman Bailey Hockman and sophomore James Blackman, who replaced Francois last year.

Seminole fans have been longing for the start of this season after the hiring of head coach Willie Taggart. Last season’s 7-6 record was the worst at FSU since 2009.

No. 19 FSU opens the season against No. 20 Virginia Tech on Monday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m.

Fisher Announces Suspensions as ‘Noles Wrap Up Bethune-Cookman Preparation

FSU will be without three defensive starters Saturday.

Credit: Florida State Sports Information

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State put in its final preparation Thursday for its home game against Bethune-Cookman. The Seminoles welcome the Wildcats on Military Appreciation Day.

“Good Thursday,” said Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher. “(I) liked it. We got a lot done, (looked) very sharp I thought. Glad we’re getting our focus, which we always worry about at the end of the week. But, good week of practice, a good hard week. Focus was good, concentration was good and execution was good on both sides of the ball. Got a lot done this week and I’m anxious to play. We have a great opponent. Bethune-Cookman is going to be ready to play. We need to bring our ‘A’ game and be ready to play.”

FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher announced after Thursday’s practice senior linebacker Christian Jones and sophomore defensive lineman Edddie Goldman have been suspended for Saturday’s game due to a violation of team rules. In their place, redshirt sophomore linebacker Terrance Smith is expected to make his first career start while veteran defensive lineman redshirt senior Demonte McAllister will start for the first time this season.

“There are going to be two guys suspended for this game for violation of team rules,” said Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher. “Christian Jones and Eddie Goldman. Those guys will not be playing this week for us. It’s all correctable, it’s all done, but we have to abide by a certain set of guidelines.” Continue reading Fisher Announces Suspensions as ‘Noles Wrap Up Bethune-Cookman Preparation

Seminoles’ Simulate Game In Final Major Preseason Scrimmage

 Manuel earns solid marks, while defense also steps up production.

By Florida State Sports Information 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In virtually every aspect – except the lack of tackling – Thursday’s Florida State football scrimmage was as close to a game situation scenario as possible.

The Seminoles punted when three downs failed to yield a first down, kicked off after scores and even mixed in a few field goal attempts when warranted, mixed with a heavy dose of situational work.  In short, it was just what the ‘Noles needed with the Sept. 1 season-opener against Murray State just nine days away.

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Recap: FSU Pro Day – Bert Reed, Shawn Powell

Here are highlights and interviews from Florida State’s annualy Pro Day. 

Wide Receiver Bert Reed speaks about his training and condition for the Pro Day. He also speaks about having the opportunity to display his talents for professional teams.

Punter Shawn Powell aslo speaks about his day at Pro Day. And, on his time at the NFL Combine.  


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Three Seminoles Make All-ACC Academic Team


Feb. 15, 2012


Florida State football players Rashad Greene, Dustin Hopkins and Zebrie Sanders were all selected to the 2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team.

The 52-member team was announced Wednesday morning by Commissioner John Swofford. All 12 ACC schools were represented by at least one selection on the team.

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