Florida State Rumors & News

  • Florida State names Deondre Francois starting QB for Ole Miss game

    SEC Country "The Ole Miss Rebels now know which Florida State quarterback they will face on Sept. 5. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher has named redshirt freshman Deondre Francois as the team’s starting quarterback. He beat out senior Sean Maguire, who suffered a foot injury earlier in camp and only returned to..." August 28

  • FSU strength coach Vic Viloria charged with DUI

    Tallahassee Democrat "At 5:06 a.m. Saturday, Tallahassee Police found Florida State head strength and conditioning coach Victor Viloria asleep at the wheel of his truck on the I-10 off-ramp on North Monroe Street. His truck was still in drive and Viloria’s foot was on the brake pedal. Officers tried to wake him up..." August 27

  • Florida State may be down two QBs for Ole Miss with blue-chip freshman suspended

    CBS Sports "Florida State's depth at quarterback has taken a hit each of the last two weekends. Sean Maguire's foot injury, expected to keep him out of the lineup until at least the third or fourth game of the season, has likely promoted redshirt freshman Deondre Francois to the starter's role for the..." August 20

  • How Florida State could make college football history in 2016

    Fox Sports "A touted redshirt freshman quarterback. Three proven receivers. An experienced offensive line that’s gone through the rough patches together. A scary defensive line. An All-America caliber safety. All of those things would have appeared on a preseason scouting report of Florida State’s 2013..." August 18

  • Florida State QB Sean Maguire out several weeks

    Yahoo! Sports "Florida State will be without presumptive starting quarterback Sean Maguire when the season begins. Maguire showed up at FSU’s practice Saturday with a boot on his right foot, and Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters following practice that Maguire, a fifth-year senior, needs..." August 14

  • Mobile's Chris Casher, former 5-star recruit, no longer on team at Florida State

    Alabama "Mobile native Chris Casher has left the football team at Florida State, Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said Friday. Fisher did not give a reason for Casher's departure, but a source indicated to AL.com that the decision was related to academics. It was not immediately clear where, if anywhere,..." July 23

  • Khalan Laborn commits to Florida State with assistance from Lamborghini

    Larry Brown Sports "Grandiose announcements by prep athletes to commit to universities has become a preferred method in recent years. Khalan Laborn continued the trend on Friday. Laborn is currently listed as the No. 2 all-purpose running back in the country by Rivals for the class of 2017. On Friday, he made it..." July 09

  • Florida State awarded its players ‘state championship rings’

    Palm Beach Post "Can you be a state champion if you’re the only team competing for the honor? Florida State, looking to honor a team that went 10-3 and lost to Houston in the Peach Bowl, awarded its players rings to commemorate a mythical state championship. Forget the fact the state’s three major football..." June 27

  • 4-star athlete recruit Justin Watkins commits to Florida State

    Tomahawk Nation "The good news continued on the recruiting trail for Florida State as Justin Watkins gave his verbal commitment to the Seminoles. Watkins is one of the best athletes in the country in the class of 2018. Out of Citra (Fla.) North Marion High School, Watkins holds more than 30 scholarship offers...." June 18

  • 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

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