Florida State Rumors & News

  • FSU LB Tyrell Lyons transferring from school

    Tallahassee Democrat "The Florida State football team will lose a promising prospect at linebacker next season. But the Seminoles also have to make way for their incoming No. 1 recruiting class. Redshirt junior Tyrell Lyons, who suffered a torn ACL injury last season, announced his intentions to transfer from the..." May 19

  • FSU running back commit James Cook, Dalvin Cook's brother, reclassifies to Class of 2018

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State may not have to wait long to find a version of Dalvin Cook 2.0. Cook’s younger brother, James Cook, reportedly reclassified to the Class of 2018. The Miami Central standout originally pledged to FSU in March as a member of the 2019 recruiting class. Now James Cook, according to a..." May 16

  • FSU's Mario Pender dismissed from team after being charged with domestic battery by strangulation

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State dismissed running back Mario Pender after he was arrested Saturday and charged with domestic battery by strangulation and resisting an officer without violence. Pender, 23, was arrested by the Tallahassee Police Department and placed in Leon County Jail, according to county..." May 07

  • Florida State bans Native American headdresses at athletic events

    The Score "Florida State's student government voted to ban all Native American headdresses at sporting events, according to Perry Kostidakis of FSUNews.com. Headdresses are popular among both fans and FSU entertainers who wish to represent the spirit of the Seminoles. However, the long, feathered style..." May 03

  • Jimbo Fisher considered giving up FSU job after son’s diagnosis

    Palm Beach Post "Jimbo Fisher was at the top of his profession for one year when a family crisis had him thinking he may have to walk away from his dream job. Fisher’s youngest son, Ethan, then six weeks shy of his 6th birthday, was diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening disease in March 2011, just three months..." April 20

  • Dalvin Cook Injury: Updates on FSU RB's Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

    Bleacher Report "Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters that Cook's recovery is "going fine" and that the running back should be fully healthy by June. On April 6, Fisher, via Tim Linafelt of the school's official athletics website, announced Cook was "expected back this summer" after shoulder..." April 20

  • Florida State's Dalvin Cook out 2-3 months following shoulder surgery

    Tallahassee Democrat "The Florida State football team’s biggest attraction will not be participating in the annual spring game on Saturday. Star running back Dalvin Cook had right shoulder surgery on Tuesday, and is expected to be sidelined for several months, head coach Jimbo Fisher said after Wednesday’s..." April 07

  • Jimbo Fisher involved in car crash before Seminoles' scrimmage

    ESPN "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was involved in a car crash Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida, before the Seminoles' scrimmage but was not injured. According to a Tallahassee police report obtained Monday by ESPN, Fisher's vehicle collided with another vehicle in a busy intersection..." April 05

  • 4-Star QB Bailey Hockman Announces Commitment To Florida State

    College Spun "Head coach Jimbo Fisher and staff received some excellent news Sunday afternoon regarding Florida State’s 2017 recruiting class. Powder Springs (GA) quarterback Bailey Hockman, a four-star former Georgia commit rated as the No. 7 pro-style quarterback in the class, announced his decision to..." April 04

  • Florida State's Chad Mavety hopes he can return from cardiac issue by start of 2016 season

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State offensive lineman Chad Mavety is hopeful a cardiac issue will not end his senior season and college career. “I will be back,” Mavety wrote via his personal Twitter account Monday. Coach Jimbo Fisher announced last week that the starting lineman would miss all of spring practice..." March 08

  • Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher ‘applauds’ Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh for trying something different

    Palm Beach Post "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has no problem with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh holding a week of practice in Florida. But it’s the rules that allow a team to travel 1,200 miles to practice on a high school campus but not permit a coach to speak to coaches on that same campus that must be..." March 01

  • Daytona Beach safety Cyrus Fagan commits to FSU

    Orlando Sentinel "Cyrus Fagan,the No. 1-ranked player in the Sentinel's 2017 Super60, has committed to Florida State after a trip to Tallahassee this weekend for junior day. Fagan, 6-foot-2, 182-pound safety, who sometimes also plays quarterback and receiver at Daytona Beach Mainland High, announced his..." February 29

  • Former Noles QB Everett Golson 'disappointed' by no combine invite

    ESPN "When the NFL scouting combine begins next week in Indianapolis, Everett Golson will be watching it from Arizona. Golson, a former Notre Dame and Florida State quarterback, was not invited to the combine, which will host 332 prospects this year, according to its website. "I mean, it is what..." February 17

  • Shavar Manuel knew he was flipping to Florida State for weeks

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, like so many high school football players, four-star defensive tackle Shavar Manuel signed his letter of intent. What came as a bit of a surprise, however, was that Manuel faxed that letter of intent to Florida State. He had originally committed to Florida State's in-state rival..." February 03

  • Florida State's strong National Signing Day continues with Landon Dickerson's commitment

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State has compiled arguably the top offensive line class in the country with the addition of Landon Dickerson. The four-star tackle from Hudson, N.C. picked the Seminoles over Alabama and Tennessee on National Signing Day. Dickerson (6-5, 300) is a versatile lineman with the strength..." February 03

  • Amir Rasul, speedy Florida State running back commit

    Tomahawk Nation "With Dalvin Cook returning for his junior season next season, Florida State was not in need of an immediate contributor at running back in its 2016 recruiting class. However, that didn't stop the Seminoles pursuing and landing a promising prospect in 2016 running back Amir Rasul. Rasul, a Coral..." February 03

  • Wakulla WR Keith Gavin recommits to FSU

    Orlando Sentinel "As the college football world headed into the biggest weekend of the recruiting season leading up to Wednesday's National Signing Day, FSU received some big news on Friday night. Keith Gavin, the 6-foot-3, 211-pound Crawfordville Wakulla wide receiver who decommitted a previous pledge to FSU..." January 30

  • FSU boosters to pay $1.3 million in attorney fees from Winston settlement

    CBS Sports "Florida State's booster organization will pay $1.3 million of the $1.7 million in attorney fees from the Title IX lawsuit filed against the school by Erica Kinsman, according to the Associated Press. Kinsman sued Florida State for not properly investigating the allegations that she had been..." January 26

  • Florida State agrees to pay Winston accuser $950,000 to settle suit

    USA Today "Florida State has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit with Erica Kinsman, a former student who said she was raped by quarterback Jameis Winston in 2012. The settlement was announced by her attorneys on Monday, more than a year after she initially filed the complaint in federal court. FSU..." January 25

  • FSU picks up commitment from 3-star DB Clifford Chattman

    Tallahassee Democrat "Three-star defensive back Clifford Chattman did not become a target for the Florida State football team until late in the recruiting cycle. But after his official visit to the school this weekend, he is now a Seminole. Chattman, who attends McDonogh 35 High School in New Orleans, announced..." January 25

  • Sean Maguire Played Second Half Of Peach Bowl On Broken Ankle

    College Spun "Near the end of the first quarter during last week’s Peach Bowl, Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire landed awkwardly on his left foot as he fell out of bounds following a pass attempt. He walked off the field in great pain, but returned to the game a few series later to try to help Florida..." January 09

  • Florida State junior CB Jalen Ramsey declares for the 2016 NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "Florida State's star junior cornerback Jalen Ramsey is entering the 2016 NFL Draft. The school and Ramsey announced he would be foregoing his senior season in a statement on Tuesday. "Today, after having in depth discussions with my parents, my coaches and others whom I hold dear to my heart, I..." January 05

  • FSU's Everett Golson does not travel to Peach Bowl, ending college career

    Orlando Sentinel "Everett Golson’s brief stint at FSU is officially over. The graduate transfer quarterback – who started the first seven games of the season before ultimately being replaced by junior Sean Maguire – left the team, coach Jimbo Fisher told media members after Saturday’s practice in Atlanta for the..." December 26

  • Florida State Lands Firm Commitment From 2016 4-Star Defensive End Janarius Robinson

    College Spun "Janarius Robinson, a four-star defensive end in the 2016 class, has decided to end his recruitment and remain committed to Florida State. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound prospect out of Florida is ranked the No. 4 weak-side defensive end in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. " December 10

  • Report: LSU negotiated with Jimbo Fisher but money was an issue

    Larry Brown Sports "LSU did indeed enter contract negotiations with Jimbo Fisher before ultimately backtracking and announcing they were sticking with Les Miles as their head football coach. But money and support for Miles were the two biggest obstacles preventing the school from hiring Fisher, according to a..." December 04

  • Central's Jamal Couch de-commits from FSU

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer "Central senior wide receiver Jamal Couch, a long-time commit to Florida State, withdrew his commitment on Wednesday to re-evaluate his options. In a note posted to Twitter, Couch said he would re-enter the recruiting process and will announce his school on national signing day. Read more..." December 03

  • Jimbo Fisher says he's not leaving Florida State for Georgia

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Jimbo Fisher squashed rumors that he potentially could replace Les Miles at LSU and he's at it again, confirming he will stay at Florida State as Georgia coaching rumors swirl after Mark Richt's depature. "I'm staying right here at Florida State," Fisher said on WYGM-AM in Orlando. "There..." December 01

  • FSU Official: Football Players Receive Special Treatment As Dozens Accused Of Sexual Assault Or Domestic Violence

    Deadspin "The former Florida State administrator in charge of the university’s Victim Advocate Office until this past August testified that over nine years, around 40 football players were accused of intimate partner violence or sexual assault, according to court testimony released Wednesday. Earlier..." November 26

  • FSU's Jimbo Fisher won't comment on prospect of LSU coaching opportunity

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU coach Jimbo Fisher is widely rumored to be a candidate for the LSU coaching job if the Tigers part ways with current coach Les Miles. Speaking about other jobs – vacant or not – is “unprofessional” and “disrespectful” according to Fisher. The coach was asked what he thought about the LSU..." November 24

  • Jameis Winston's accuser featured in documentary about college rape

    Sporting News - NCAAF "On the same day Jameis Winston put up career numbers for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, CNN aired "The Hunting Ground," a documentary about rape on college campuses told from the point of view of the survivors. The film, which originally aired at the Sundance Film Festival, featured Erica Kinsman,..." November 23

  • Jimbo Fisher: Sean Maguire is Florida State's starting QB 'as of right now'

    CBS Sports "Florida State's quarterback shuffle has calmed for the moment. After a few weeks of both health-related and performance-related rotations between Everett Golson and Sean Maguire, Jimbo Fisher said Monday that Maguire is the Seminoles starting quarterback moving forward. Golson started Florida..." November 16

  • FSU OL Derrick Kelly to have knee surgery, out for season

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State offensive lineman Derrick Kelly will have meniscus surgery on his right knee and will be out for the remainder of the season, Jimbo Fisher said after Thursday’s practice. Kelly started five games at right tackle for the Seminoles this season, and will be replaced in the lineup by..." November 12

  • Florida State RB Mario Pender cleared to play vs. Clemson

    The Score "Florida State running back Mario Pender will be available to play Saturday against No. 1 Clemson, head coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters Thursday. Pender has missed the last five games for the Seminoles after suffering a collapsed lung in late September." November 06

  • Everett Golson, Dalvin Cook available for FSU; Jimbo won't name QB

    CBS Sports "Florida State is getting healthy at the right time. Jimbo Fisher told reporters Thursday, via the Orlando Sentinel, that quarterback Everett Golson has been cleared to play by doctors after suffering a concussion and star running back Dalvin Cook will be back in the lineup against No. 1..." November 05

  • Ex-Florida State QB John Franklin III commits to transfer to Auburn

    CBS Sports "Auburn boosted its quarterback depth for 2016 on Wednesday with the addition of former Florida State quarterback John Franklin III to its recruiting class. Franklin suffered an injury in the spring and chose to transfer to East Mississippi Community College after Everett Golson announced his..." November 04

  • Jimbo Fisher: 'We feel comfortable with 2 quarterbacks in our system'

    The Score "Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire's impressive performance Saturday has given Jimbo Fisher a lot to think about. Maguire threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Syracuse filling in for an injured Everett Golson. If Golson is ready to return this week from a concussion, it's..." November 03

  • FSU quarterback competition back on after Sean Maguire's strong play

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU quarterback Sean Maguire, in his mind, simply did his job Saturday. If he performed well enough to make life more difficult for coach Jimbo Fisher this week, so be it. On Saturday, Maguire was efficient yet explosive, calm yet aggressive. The backup seized his opportunity to make a..." November 02

  • Everett Golson out, Sean Maguire to start for Florida State vs. Syracuse

    CBS Sports "No. 17 Florida State will be without starting quarterback Everett Golson against Syracuse on Saturday, the Seminoles confirmed Saturday morning. Per Noles247, Golson is suffering from a concussion and will not play vs. the 3-4 Orange. Junior Sean Maguire will start in his place, as Maguire did..." October 31

  • Jimbo Fisher: Florida State RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) to miss Syracuse game

    CBS Sports "Florida State running back Dalvin Cook will miss Saturday's game against Syracuse with an ankle injury, Jimbo Fisher told reporters on Thursday. "Dalvin will be out," Fisher told reporters. "Dalvin has an ankle [injury]. Actually has nothing to do with the hamstring. Hamstring has actually..." October 30

  • 4-star DE/LB Vandarius Cowan withdraws commitment to FSU

    Tallahassee Democrat "The Florida State football team lost a recruit from the class of 2017 on Sunday. Four-star defensive end/linebacker Vandarius Cowan (Palm Beach Gardens High) announced his decommittment from the school on Twitter. Cowan took a visit to the University of Miami to see the Hurricanes' 58-0 loss..." October 26

  • Noles QB Everett Golson weaving a remarkable tale of redemption

    CBS Sports "On the night of September 7, 2013, Everett Golson settled in to watch some Notre Dame football. Everything was wrong. He was viewing the game from San Diego, specifically the Mission Beach home of George Whitfield -- his personal quarterback tutor. Golson had just moved West to rededicate..." October 23

  • Clemson's Swinney: I'd take Dalvin Cook over Leonard Fournette

    NFL.com "While Leonard Fournette continues to draw heavy Heisman Trophy discussion with a weekly 200-yard average, he's not the only running back carrying the primary offensive burden for a top-10 team. Florida State's Dalvin Cook has been spectacular as well. He's been the most reliable option to move the..." October 21

  • FSU safety Trey Marshall out for regular season with biceps injury

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU starting safety Trey Marshall will reportedly miss the remainder of the regular season with a biceps injury. Coach Jimbo Fisher told Warchant Radio Sunday evening that Marshall will undergo surgery to repair the injury he suffered in the first quarter of Saturday’s 41-21 victory over..." October 19

  • Florida State files motion to prevent release of Title IX suit depositions

    USA Today "Florida State has filed a motion seeking a protective order to prevent the release of deposition transcripts and videos in a Title IX lawsuit filed by Erica Kinsman. In its motion seeking the order, which was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, FSU..." October 14

  • Florida State's Mario Pender released from hospital following collapsed lung

    The Score "Florida State running back Mario Pender has been discharged from the hospital three weeks after he suffered a collapsed lung during practice. The redshirt junior was hospitalized on Sept. 22 after bumping harmlessly into an offensive lineman at practice. Despite returning to the squad, head..." October 10

  • FSU's Dalvin Cook returns to practice

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU running back Dalvin Cook practiced Thursday. The Seminoles’ standout sophomore was in shoulder pads and a helmet, and enthusiastically juked in between tackling dummies after the team’s stretching period. It is an encouraging sign for Cook, who has been considered “day-to-day” after..." October 09

  • With Dalvin Cook hurting, FSU's backup plan is crucial

    Jacksonville Times-Union "All of a sudden, healthy running backs are at a premium for the Florida State football team. A hamstring injury sustained by ACC rushing leader Dalvin Cook in last week’s 24-16 victory over Wake Forest has made him a huge question mark as the No. 12-ranked Seminoles prepare to play Miami on..." October 07

  • FSU RB Mario Pender has surgery after suffering collapsed lung

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said backup running back Mario Pender had surgery on Wednesday after suffering a collapsed lung last week. Fisher said the surgery was to close a minor hole in Pender’s lung and address an infection. Fisher originally said Pender's recovery would last 10-12..." October 01

  • Mario Pender still in hospital, out vs. Wake Forest

    ESPN "Florida State running back Mario Pender remains hospitalized due to a collapsed lung, but Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said he hopes the junior will be released soon. Pender will miss the Seminoles' upcoming game against Wake Forest on Saturday. A 21-year-old redshirt junior from Fort Myers,..." September 29

  • Former FSU QB De'Andre Johnson going to trial after disagreement on plea deal

    Tallahassee Democrat "Former Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson’s misdemeanor battery case will go to trial after a disagreement with his plea deal emerged at a Monday hearing in Leon County court. Jury selection will be on Dec. 11, and the trial will begin on Dec. 14. Johnson also has a pretrial hearing set..." September 29

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