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  • Florida State QB James Blackman leaves game after ugly injury

    Sportsnaut "Just when the Florida State Seminoles started playing well, they suffered a significant blow during Saturday’s game when quarterback James Blackman needed to be helped off the field after a lower-body injury. The Louisville Cardinals sent heavy pressure on second down against..." September 21

  • It's time to wonder whether Willie Taggart can actually get it done at Florida State

    CBS Sports "Willie Taggart tip-toed the line of salvation on Monday. As you may have noticed, things have not gone well through his first 15 games as Florida State's coach. Saturday marked the latest clunker, a 31-24 loss at ranked Virginia. For the third straight..." September 18

  • Young Florida State fan sells lemonade in effort to raise money for coach Willie Taggart's buyout

    Tallahassee Democrat "You have heard of that new-old proverbial phrase, right? When Florida State football gives you lemons, make lemonade to help pay for Seminoles coach Willie Taggart’s $17 million buyout. That’s what four-year-old Grayton Grant did early Sunday, setting up a..." September 16

  • Suspended Florida State punter Logan Tyler implicated in DUI case from August

    Tallahassee Democrat "Officials aren't specifying why Florida State punter Logan Tyler is indefinitely suspended from the football program, but the move follows an August DUI crash under investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department.  FSU coach Willie Taggart confirmed during his..." September 12

  • Florida State to hire former South Florida HC Jim Leavitt

    Sportsnaut "Willie Taggart and the Florida State Seminoles need all of the help they can get after a sluggish 1-1 start to the season. Florida state lost to Boise State in its season opener and barely eked by Louisiana-Monroe by the score of 45-44 last week. It’s in this..." September 11

  • Florida State tight end explains lining up backwards in Week 2 overtime win over Louisiana-Monroe

    247 Sports "Florida State tight end Tre' McKitty went viral Saturday when he lined up backwards for a play in the Florida State victory over Louisiana Monroe. While the game was full of mishaps in a near upset of the Seminoles, that play was not one of them, McKitty said. The intention was a..." September 10

  • Willie Taggart has shocking admission about FSU’s lack of preparedness for Boise State game

    Sportsnaut "Year 2 of the Willie Taggart era at Florida State got off to a horrendous start when the Seminoles gave up a massive lead in the second half, losing Boise State in Week 1. On Monday, Taggart made a shocking statement that shows he and his staff failed to prepare the players..." September 03

  • Willie Taggart asks fans to stick with him after collapse

    Larry Brown Sports "Willie Taggart is asking for fans to stick by him despite another tough loss by Florida State. Taggart’s Seminoles were looking great to start their game Saturday against Boise State. They scored on their first four possessions and were up 24-6 in the second quarter. They held a..." September 01

  • With Hurricane Dorian bearing down, FSU and Boise State need to move up or cancel game

    Orlando Sentinel "Unless Hurricane Dorian takes a sharp right turn in the next several hours, officials from Florida State, Boise State, the city of Jacksonville and the state of Florida need to do the right thing and either move up the game from Saturday night to Friday night or early Saturday afternoon —..." August 29

  • FSU football names James Blackman the starting quarterback

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State coach Willie Taggart has named redshirt sophomore quarterback James Blackman the starting quarterback for the 2019 season.  The Seminoles will open the season at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Blackman, 6-foot-5, 195 pounds,..." August 26

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • James Blackman, Alex Hornibrook ready to battle it out for FSU quarterback job

    Tallahassee Democrat "Quarterback battles are nothing new to James Blackman. The redshirt sophomore has been in three quarterback battles of varying degrees of legitimacy in his three seasons at FSU. The difference is that this time, Blackman is the frontrunner and most experienced..." August 03

  • Deondre Francois Enrolled at FCS Hampton After Being Dismissed from FSU Program

    Bleacher Report "Former Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois is now a member of Division I-FCS Hampton University, according to Dave Johnson of the Daily Press.  Per Johnson, the ex-Seminole has two years of eligibility remaining. "It's a blessing to be..." August 02

  • Florida State lands commitment from four-star running back Jaylan Knighton

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State has picked up a commitment from four-star Deerfield Beach (Fla.) running back Jaylan Knighton. Knighton committed to the Seminoles during his multi-day visit to FSU for Saturday Night Live. "My heart told me to come here and that's what I'm..." July 31

  • James Blackman Named FSU Starting QB Ahead of Wisconsin Transfer Alex Hornibrook

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State's James Blackman is the starting quarterback. At least until he gets beaten out. FSU coach Willie Taggart gave his vote of confidence to Blackman at the 2019 ACC Kickoff meetings at the Weston Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Wednesday. "He's the..." July 17

  • Where QB Deondre Francois Could Reportedly Play In 2019

    The Spun "With the college football season approaching fairly soon, former Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois is running out of options. Back in May, all signs pointed to Francois joining Lane Kiffin at Florida Atlantic. This would provide him the chance to remain in Florida while also..." June 25

  • Report: Florida State AD explains how Jimbo Fisher 'pulled the ripcord' in final season

    CBS Sports "After going 5-7 in his first season at Florida State and overseeing the end of the program's 36-season bowl streak come to an end, predictably, there are a lot of Florida State fans who have already given up on Willie Taggart. If the Seminoles don't turn things around quickly in 2019,..." June 24

  • Jimbo Fisher argues he left FSU football 'in great shape'

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State is coming off a historically bad season under first-year coach Willie Taggart. But not everyone entirely blames the Seminoles’ current head coach. Some point the finger at the man who came before him, Jimbo Fisher. Fisher, now entering his second season..." May 31

  • Former Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois to walk on at Florida Atlantic

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois will remain in the state. He will continue his football career as a walk-on for Lane Kiffin at Florida Atlantic, 247Sports reported Monday morning. The Seminoles dismissed Francois from the program in February after he was accused of..." May 20

  • New Madden 20 career mode will include 10 college teams

    The Score "The latest edition of the Madden NFL series will give fans the option to play as their favorite college football quarterback. A new career mode called "Face of the Franchise: QB1" will allow gamers to create their own quarterback and follow them from the College Football..." April 26