Opponent Preview: Q&A with Florida State
Florida State is 0-1 headed into the rivalry matchup with the Miami Hurricanes this weekend. To get a deeper look at this year’s Florida State team, the Miami Hurricane spoke to the FSView & Florida Flambeau deputy sports editor Chase Nevitt. Terry is projected to be Florida State’s first wide receiver selected in the opening round of the NFL draft since Kelvin Benjamin in 2013. In an in-game situation, it is important for players to see their head coach leading the team as a whole. CN: Against Georgia Tech, FSU running backs struggled mightily to gain yards consistently.themiamihurricane.com
Parsons, Sewell among AP preseason All-Americans not playing
Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected who are not slated to play this fall. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first team who are not slated to play this fall. Tackles x-Penei Sewell, junior, Oregon; Alex Leatherwood, senior, Alabama. Linebackers y-Micah Parsons, junior, Penn State; x-Hamilcar Rashed Jr., senior, Oregon State; Dylan Moses, senior, Alabama. Safeties x-Jevon Holland, junior, Oregon; Trevon Moehrig, junior, TCU.
Florida St football team meets after coach accused of lying
The Florida State football team met with coach Mike Norvell on Thursday after a star player accused the coach of lying about personally connecting with each player to discuss the police killing of George Floyd and ensuing protests against racial injustice. I want to tell you that coach just finished a closed team meeting with the football team, Coburn told the board. On Thursday, some support for Norvell was turning up on social media from Florida State players. Linebacker Kevon Glenn tweeted: We love our coach and we are together as a team.___AP freelance writer Bob Ferrante in Tallahassee, Florida, contributed to this report. Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and https://appodcasts.com/category/ap-top-25-college-football/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/APTop25CollegeFootballPoll and https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Bye buy games? G5 could lose millions in Power 5 payouts
Guarantee games, or buy games, are essential to many athletic departments that field Division I football teams but have far smaller budgets than those at Power Five schools. This season, 39 major college football schools have scheduled a total of 49 buy games worth an estimated $65 million. The pandemic has made everything about the coming college football season uncertain. If the season is cut short or rearranged, conferences will prioritize playing conference games, which usually have more value both financially and competitively. Kent State, from the Mid-American Conference, has three guarantee games this season with Alabama, Kentucky and Penn State worth $4.95 million.
Marvin Wilson to miss rest of season after undergoing surgery
Florida State defensive tackle Marvin Wilson runs toward the Boise State offensive line in the season opener, Aug. 31, 2019, in Tallahassee, Florida. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State will be without its defensive leader at Boston College this weekend. Interim head coach Odell Haggins said Thursday that defensive tackle Marvin Wilson suffered a hand injury in last Saturday's 27-10 loss to Miami that required him to undergo season-ending surgery. "He had surgery earlier this week and is expected to miss the rest of this season." "Marvin is disappointed, but he will remain involved as a captain and respected leader for our team," Haggins said.