Florida State Rumors & News

  • Speedy 2019 WR just offered by Florida State arrested for grand theft

    Miami Herald "Miami track star Tyrese Cooper, one of the nation’s top high school sprint and mid-distance runners, was accused by Miami-Dade police of trying to steal a rental car from the Miami Intermodal Center near MIA. The Monday arrest, in which police charged Cooper, 18, with attempted grand theft of a..." May 02

  • Report: Deondre Francois said marijuana belonged to girlfriend

    ESPN "Tallahassee police conducted surveillance on Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois for two months, operating on a tip that he was selling marijuana, the Orlando Sentinel reported. A raid of the player's apartment on Thursday yielded less than an ounce of marijuana. Francois, who is..." April 18

  • Tallahassee police suspected FSU QB Deondre Francois was selling marijuana at apartment

    Orlando Sentinel "Deondre Francois became the subject of a two-month drug investigation after Tallahassee police received a tip and believed the Florida State quarterback possessed marijuana with the intent to sell, according to a search warrant obtained by the Orlando Sentinel on Tuesday. The anonymous male..." April 17

  • FSU QB Deondre Francois facing misdemeanor marijuana charge two days before spring game

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois is facing a misdemeanor marijuana charge, according to Tallahassee Democrat sources. Francois, a redshirt junior from Orlando, on Thursday was given a notice to appear in court by Tallahassee Police and faces a charge of possession of fewer than 20..." April 13

  • FSU snags top QB Sam Howell from North Carolina

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU, which didn’t sign a quarterback in its 2018 recruiting class, landed a big one for 2019 Monday night when Sam Howell of Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley High announced via his Twitter account that he was committing to the Seminoles. Howell, a 6-foot-1, 217-pound pro-style passer, is the No...." April 10

  • Bobby Bowden attends Florida State practice for first time in nearly a decade

    Tallahassee Democrat "Wednesday's Florida State football practice saw a legendary return. Longtime FSU head coach Bobby Bowden attended practice for the first time since his retirement eight years ago on special invitation from current head coach Willie Taggart. "It's nice to be back," Bowden said of practice,..." April 05

  • Florida State to retire Peter Warrick’s No. 9 jersey

    College Football Talk "Legendary Florida State Seminole Peter Warrick was given one of the highest honors by the program on Friday. While attending a spring practice with the current team, Warrick was informed his No. 9 jersey number will be retired by the program. Warrick’s number is the 11th to be retired by Florida..." March 31

  • Willie Taggart making Florida State players compete for best jersey numbers

    Larry Brown Sports "Willie Taggart has instituted a new policy regarding single-digit numbers for the Florida State football team. As the program transitions from Jimbo Fisher to the newly-hired Taggart, it’s understandable that changes in philosophies would be part of the process. Included in that is how uniform..." March 24

  • Jalen Ramsey rips Jimbo Fisher, tells coach not to use him for recruiting

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Ramsey is one of several defensive backs who played under Jimbo Fisher before going on to enjoy a successful NFL career, but the Jaguars star clearly does not think Fisher’s guidance had anything to do with it. Tim Brewster, a tight ends coach who followed Fisher to Texas A&M from Florida..." February 27

  • FSU QB Deondre Francois no longer being investigated in domestic dispute case

    Tallahassee Democrat "The investigation into an alleged battery of a pregnant woman by Florida State quarterback hopeful Deondre Francois ended when neither was arrested. Francois called Tallahassee Police at about 6 p.m. Tuesday after a fight with his girlfriend at the South Lipona Road home they’ve shared for the..." January 24

  • FSU's Deondre Francois investigated in domestic violence incident with pregnant woman

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois is being investigated for a domestic violence incident involving a pregnant woman that is alleged to have occurred Tuesday evening. According to a TPD report of the incident obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat, Francois and a woman, who told him she..." January 24

  • Deion Sanders will not return to Florida State as coach, per report

    Alabama "The talk of former Florida State great Deion Sanders joining the Seminoles coaching staff has come to an end. ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports, citing sources, the former defensive back will not join Willie Taggert's staff. Sanders was the talk of Florida State's Independence Bowl appearance..." January 17

  • Florida State finds its defensive coordinator

    Fanrag Sports "The departure of Jimbo Fisher from Florida State shook up the world of college football, and made this upcoming season even more important for the Seminoles. New head coach Willie Taggart is filling out his staff, and now has found his defensive coordinator: Harlon Barnett." January 08

  • Florida State cornerback Tarvarus McFadden declares for the NFL draft

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State cornerback Tarvarus McFadden has declared for the 2018 NFL draft. McFadden led the country with eight interceptions in 2016, but didn't record one his junior year. He finished the 2017 season with 30 tackles and 10 pass break-ups. His 10 pass break-ups were second on the team..." January 06

  • Auden Tate: Declaring for 2018 NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "Tate will forgo his senior season at Florida State and enter the 2018 NFL Draft. In a class that's short on top-end talent, Tate is a prospect with a chance to make some noise in the coming months. Tate (6-5, 225) is a big receiver in the mold of Mike Williams, but doesn't have the same level..." January 06

  • Florida State to hire Michigan State's Harlon Barnett as DC

    Michigan Live "After more than a decade coaching at his alma mater, Harlon Barnett is on the move. Barnett, Michigan State's co-defensive coordinator and associate head coach, will be the new defensive coordinator at Florida State, according to a report Friday morning by FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman. The move..." January 05

  • Willie Taggart considering Deion Sanders for spot on Florida State coaching staff

    CBS Sports "Deion Sanders became a legend in Tallahassee as an electric defensive back and return man for the Florida State Seminoles from 1985-88, and he could be eying a return to his old stomping grounds. According to a report from 247Sports, there is mutual interest between Sanders and first-year..." December 27

  • Florida State has confirmed it is bowl eligible, able to play in Independence Bowl

    CBS Sports "Florida State released a statement late Friday confirming that Delaware State has verified its scholarship situation as eclipsing the 90-percent threshold, thus allowing the Noles' victory in the game count toward its bowl eligibility. "Media reports suggesting otherwise failed to account..." December 23

  • 4-star CB Asante Samuel Jr. honors commitment, signs with Florida State

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Asante Samuel Jr. posted a tweet on Thursday that contained nothing but the word “loyalty.” On Friday morning, he exhibited some loyalty by sticking with his commitment to Florida State. Samuel signed with the Seminoles at his Sunrise home on the final day of college football’s new Early..." December 22

  • As questions surround Florida State's bowl eligibility, Independence Bowl will go on

    CBS Sports "Florida State secured a bowl bid for a 36th consecutive season -- what the school boasts as an ongoing national record -- thanks to three straight wins to close out its schedule, concluding with a rescheduled game against Louisiana-Monroe on Dec. 2. The Seminoles rescheduled the game, which had..." December 21

  • Five-star safety Jaiden Woodbey signs with Florida State

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State has signed five-star St. Johns Bosco (Fontana, CA) safety Jaiden Woodbey. Woodbey had been committed to Ohio State since February, but USC was in position to land him until FSU came in at the last moment. He picked up an offer from FSU on Dec. 12, just eight days before the..." December 21

  • Jimbo Fisher: Deondre Francois was absent from final team meeting

    247 Sports "Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois was not happy following Jimbo Fisher's abrupt exit to Texas A&M and said as much on Twitter. Fisher was asked Saturday on College GameDay if the two had cleared the air and spoken since his arrival in College Station. “No I haven’t ... he was not at..." December 10

  • Report: Willie Taggart to be Next Florida State Coach

    Scout "After a reported meeting in Arizona on Monday, Bruce Feldman is reporting that Willie Taggart has accepted a deal to become Florida State's new head coach. This comes after a weekend of speculation after Jimbo Fisher left Florida State on Friday. Oregon extended a contract increase to Willie..." December 05

  • Willie Taggart has been ‘open and honest’ with Oregon about Florida State

    Larry Brown Sports "Oregon coach Willie Taggart is definitely considering the Florida State job, but a report indicates he has kept the Ducks in the loop. According to John Canzano of the Oregonian, Taggart has been “open and honest” with Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens about his interest in the job, with..." December 03

  • FSU expected to offer HC job to Oregon’s Willie Taggart

    Oregonian "Florida State is expected to offer Oregon coach Willie Taggart its vacant head coaching position, according to a Friday report by FootballScoop. The reported offer comes after Jimbo Fisher made a long-rumored move Friday and resigned from FSU to leave for Texas A&M, where he will reportedly..." December 01

  • Jimbo Fisher reportedly takes Texas A&M job, will leave FSU immediately

    Larry Brown Sports "It has been widely expected that Jimbo Fisher is leaving Florida State to accept the head coaching job at Texas A&M, and the move is happening more quickly than expected. Wayne McGahee III of the Tallahassee Democrat reports that Fisher has resigned at Florida State and will take the Texas A&M..." December 01

  • Florida State QB's message to former coach Jimbo Fisher: 'You could of said something'

    USA Today "Often, when head college coaches leave for another school, they’re not the ones who break the news to their players. And while it’s been that way for decades, in a world of a 24-hour news cycle, social media and cell phones they likely would have never had the chance to anyway. Especially if..." December 01

  • Reports: A&M prepared to offer Jimbo Fisher 10-year deal that could be worth $75 million

    College Football Talk "And, yes, they still won’t pay the players above what’s minimally required. With that out of the way, most of the signs the past few days have been pointing toward Jimbo Fisher leaving Florida State for the same job at Texas A&M. While FSU is urging its current head coach to make a decision..." December 01

  • Florida State wants Jimbo Fisher to make decision on future

    ESPN "Florida State officials are urging Jimbo Fisher to make a decision about whether he'll remain the school's football coach beyond this season or accept a lucrative offer from Texas A&M, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Fisher, who has guided the Seminoles to the 2013 national championship and..." November 30

  • Fan kicked out of Jimbo Fisher radio show over loyalty question

    Larry Brown Sports "A fan was kicked out of Jimbo Fisher’s call-in radio show on Wednesday night over a confrontational question about the coach’s loyalty. Here’s video from the Orlando Sentinel’s Safid Deen of the incident" November 30

  • Oregon making big offer to try to keep Willie Taggart away from FSU

    CBS Sports "Willie Taggart, currently Oregon's coach, has reportedly been offered a new contract in the event he feels compelled to jump to Florida State -- a job currently occupied by Jimbo Fisher, in case Fisher feels compelled to jump to Texas A&M, which he hasn't yet. That's where we are in the..." November 29

  • Report: Florida State looking at Willie Taggart if Jimbo Fisher leaves

    Larry Brown Sports "Willie Taggart is in only his first season as the head coach at Oregon, but that hasn’t stopped reports about him potentially leaving the Ducks from piling up. With it looking like a legitimate possibility that Jimbo Fisher could leave Florida State to take the head coaching job at Texas A&M,..." November 29

  • Report: FSU kicker Aguayo 'jumped' by shuttered fraternity's members over 2016 UF game

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State Seminole's kicker Ricky Aguayo told police after the 2016 rivalry game with the University of Florida Gators he was beaten by members of a fraternity now shuttered following an investigation into the death of one of its pledges. According to Tallahassee Police records, Aguayo..." November 28

  • Florida State's Jimbo Fisher declines to comment on Texas A&M rumors once again

    USA Today "Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has linked to the Texas A&M head coaching job for a month now. Fisher has repeatedly said that he would not comment on other job openings, but rumors have started to fly out of Texas that Fisher has a "handshake agreement" with the Aggies to become their..." November 27