Florida State Rumors & News

  • Arrest warrant issued for suspended FSU QB De'Andre Johnson

    ESPN "The state attorney's office in Tallahassee, Florida, has issued an arrest warrant for suspended Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson, who is accused of punching a 21-year-old woman in a bar on June 24. Assistant state attorney Georgia Cappleman said Johnson, from Jacksonville, Florida, is..." June 30

  • Former FSU linebacker headed to Georgia Southern

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former AJC Super 11 linebacker Ukeme Eligwe is headed to Georgia Southern to finish his college football career. Eligwe was also interested in playing at UGA and Samford, among other schools. The former Stone Mountain High School standout was dismissed from Florida State last season for an..." June 29

  • Florida State Seminoles QB Suspended: Allegedly Punched Female Student

    Deadspin "ESPN is reporting Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson has been suspended indefinitely, and cites sources that the suspension is due to allegations the freshman football player punched a female student at a Tallahassee bar Wednesday night. From Mark Schlabach’s report: Sources say..." June 26

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    Mark Schlabach @Mark_Schlabach

    Filed to #ESPN: #FSU suspended freshman QB Deandre Johnson indefinitely for violation of team rule. He is accused of punching a woman at bar

  • Report: Alabama, Florida State to open 2017 season in Atlanta

    CBS Sports "Well, I think we know what the most anticipated game of the first weekend of the 2017 season will be ... unless something drastically changes. Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post is reporting that the proposed game between Florida State and Alabama -- which has been in the works for a while --..." June 20

  • Source: Former FSU quarterback transferring to community college

    Fox Sports - College Football "John Franklin III, a former FSU QB, will transfer to East Miss. CC, a source told FOX Sports Wednesday morning. The speedy 6-0, 185-pound redshirt sophomore from South Florida will play for new EMCC QB coach Clint Trickett, a former Nole quarterback who later was the starter for West Virginia." June 18

  • Report: Florida, Florida State athletes more likely to avoid prosecution

    CBS Sports "An ESPN report published Sunday showed that athletes at Florida and Florida State were substantially more likely to avoid prosecution after being named a criminal suspect than their male student body peers. The report examined police reports from campus and city departments across 10 major..." June 15

  • FSU booster club doesn’t renew Bobby Bowden’s contract

    College Football Talk "He hasn’t coached in half a decade, but Bobby Bowden is still receiving regular checks from Florida State, same as he has since 1976. Or, was receiving regular checks. As the Tallahassee Democrat reported Wednesday, Seminole Boosters, Inc., the fundraising arm of the FSU athletics department, has..." June 11

  • Jimbo Fisher and wife separated, discussing possible divorce

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State University football coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife Candi have separated. The couple are working with attorneys to mediate terms of a possible divorce, the Tallahassee Democrat has confirmed. Jimbo Fisher, 49, is entering his sixth season as the Seminoles' head coach, leading..." June 11

  • FSU recruit compares himself favorably to Gators’ Hargreaves

    College Football Talk "In case you have not heard, Florida and Florida State do not typically get along very well. The seeds of the rivalry are planting in the high school talent pool as well. Thanks to the world of social media allowing us to get an inside glimpse at college football on a deeper level, we get a taste..." June 09

  • Florida State QB John Franklin to transfer

    CBS Sports "When you bring in a transfer quarterback like Florida State did Everett Golson you're almost assured to be losing another quarterback to transfer soon afterward, and that's exactly what's happening with the Seminoles. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that quarterback John Franklin is..." May 30

  • Everett Golson: 'I just needed a fresh start'

    CBS Sports "Everett Golson has already made the decision to transfer from Notre Dame, and he's already made the decision to transfer to Florida State. But now he's finally speaking publicly about why he made the decisions he did. The newest Seminole talked to FoxSports.com's Bruce Feldman about his..." May 28

  • SEC commissioner hints league wouldn't have permitted Everett Golson grad transfer

    The Score "Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is refusing to capitulate to Adrian Peterson's demands. Peterson is not attending organized team activities and reportedly demanded a trade, with the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals emerging as his preferred destinations. Zimmer was decidedly..." May 27

  • Jimbo says FSU will have QB competition, not controversy

    College Football Talk "Exiting spring practice, Sean Maguire was the odds-on favorite to replace Jameis Winston under center for Florida State in 2015. With the addition of Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson earlier this month, however, the Seminoles will find themselves with a somewhat unexpected quarterback..." May 27

  • Florida State LB Matthew Thomas expected to miss 3-4 months

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "It looks like Florida State’s injury woes from the spring could carry over into the fall. According to Noles247, Seminoles linebacker Matthew Thomas will be out another three or four months due to a shoulder injury. Thomas, a redshirt sophomore, missed most of spring practice after having..." May 23

  • Report: Jimbo Fisher Did Not Promise Everett Golson Starting Job

    College Spun "It’s official – former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is transferring to Florida State. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s already won the starting job. In fact, as ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports, Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher made sure to communicate to his newest signal-caller that..." May 20

  • Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson headed to Florida State

    Fox Sports "Everett Golson will transfer to Florida State, the former Notre Dame quarterback told FOX Sports Tuesday. Golson picked FSU after visiting Florida State as well as Georgia and Florida last week. "This past weekend has been a defining moment in my life as I am proud to say I am a graduate..." May 19

  • QB Everett Golson leaning toward joining Florida State; decision expected Monday

    Palm Beach Post "Everett Golson was impressed with Florida State during his visit this week and could be leaning toward spending his final his season in Tallahassee as a graduate transfer. Golson met with coach Jimbo Fisher on Monday, and Fisher is eager to add the former Notre Dame quarterback, according to..." May 16

  • Bowden says SEC would have been too difficult for FSU to win national title

    College Football Talk "Oh, you thought Bobby Bowden‘s quotes about Jameis Winston (he thinks FSU fans would say Winston was an embarrassment to the university) were entertaining? Well how about this other nugget that was shared during a radio interview yesterday. When asked about Florida State’s old decision to not join..." May 13

  • Bobby Bowden thinks consensus among FSU fans is Winston was embarrassment

    College Football Talk "Fire up FSU Twitter (#FSUTwitter), because one Seminole icon has quite the spicy take on a more recent face of the program. Enter Bobby Bowden on Jameis Winston. The former head coach of Florida State was a guest on Paul Finebaum’s afternoon radio show when he made a bit of an eye-popping..." May 12

  • FSU, Alabama head Everett Golson's transfer wish list

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame will not stand in the way of Everett Golson transferring to one of the schools on his wish list. According to ESPN.com, Notre Dame's compliance office won't block the quarterback's attempts to join any of the approximately 10 programs on the list he submitted. That group includes..." May 12

  • Report: Florida State frontrunner for Notre Dame QB Everett Golson transfer

    Tomahawk Nation "Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is transferring after failing to secure the starting job out of spring, losing out to Malik Zaire. Now a report from Steve Wiltfong and JC Shurburtt of 247sports says Florida State is the destination for the QB. "Barring a last-minute change of heart or any..." May 11

  • Florida State ties 3-year NFL Draft record for total draft picks

    College Football Talk "Florida State has had 10 players selected in this year’s NFL Draft, putting the Seminoles in a tie for the most players drafted over a three-year period. One more Nole off the board and the record will be Florida State’s. The record is 28 players drafted over three years. Florida State now..." May 02

  • FSU gets Winston accuser’s lawsuit moved from Orlando to Tallahassee

    College Football Talk "After seeking and failing to get a lawsuit filed against tossed, at least for now, Florida State has claimed one legal victory. The Associated Press reported Monday that the lawsuit filed against the university by Erica Kinsman, the former FSU student who accused Jameis Winston of raping her,..." April 28

  • P.J. Williams -- DUI Case Dismissed ... Over Dash Cam Fail

    TMZ "Top NFL draft prospect P.J. Williams -- a projected 1st round pick -- is officially OFF THE HOOK in his DUI case ... and it's all because the police dash cam MISSED a significant portion of the arrest. As we previously reported, the ex-Florida State University cornerback was busted on April..." April 27

  • Source: FSU does not expect NCAA violation from Jameis Winston's hook-up incident at Publix

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State does not expect any NCAA violations to stem from the latest revelation in Jameis Winston's shoplifting incident, a source close to the program told the Tallahassee Democrat on Saturday. FSU athletic director Stan Wilcox, before being recognized on the school's campus Saturday for..." April 27

  • Jimbo on Jameis' comments: 'If he says it is, I guess it is'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Jimbo Fisher briefly addressed Jameis Winston's comments about the crab leg incident that the quarterback made on ESPN's "Draft Academy." Winston said he had a "hook up" with an employee at the Publix. Is that true? "If he says it is, I guess it is," Fisher said on the ACC teleconference on..." April 22

  • FSU Trustee Concerned About ACC Being Left Out Of College Football Playoff, Wants Expansion To 8 Teams

    College Spun "We’ve only had one season with the four-team College Football Playoff, but there are already people at some big football schools that want to see an expansion of the field. Florida State finished the season undefeated, but was only the No. 3 seed in this year’s playoff, and FSU trustee Joe Gruters..." April 21

  • FSU's Jimbo Fisher wants sideline-to-helmet communication in NCAA

    Fox Sports Florida "NFL coaches have been able to communicate with a quarterback on the field via a headset in the helmet since 1994. More than 20 years later, college football coaches are considering the option. "Last year was the first time we talked about getting that implemented into college football and I..." April 20

  • Five-star Florida State recruit Malik Henry will enroll early

    Sporting News - NCAAF "One member of Florida State's top-rated recruiting class will arrive in Tallahassee early. Five-star quarterback recruit Malik Henry told Bleacher Report that he plans to be an early enrollee for the Seminoles. "I'm graduating early, so in a few months, I'll officially be a Seminole," said..." April 10

  • NFL Teams Have Inquired About Jimbo Fisher

    Sportsnaut "As one of the most successful college football coaches in the land, it’s not a surprise that Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher has received some inquiries about jumping to the NFL. Appearing on NBC Sports Radio’s PFT Live on Tuesday, Fisher confirmed that he has received some interest. I’ve had..." April 08

  • Jimbo Fisher: Coaching in NFL 'not my driving force'

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher doesn't have his eyes set for a coaching job in the NFL. But "never say never." Fisher, during a segment Tuesday on NBCSports Radio's ProFootballTalk Live with Mike Florio, said he's "recently" had some inquiries from NFL teams for his services. "No, I..." April 07

  • FSU safety Tyler Hunter out for spring as injuries continue to hinder Seminoles

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State starting safety Tyler Hunter will be out for "six weeks or so" after tearing the meniscus in his right knee, coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed after Saturday's practice. Hunter, a redshirt senior, brought a veteran voice to FSU's secondary, which has explored moving several players..." April 05

  • Sean Maguire poised to earn Florida State quarterback job

    ESPN "As spring practice has gone on, it has become increasingly obvious that Sean Maguire will start for Florida State if he stays healthy. The distance between him and the other quarterbacks competing for the starting job continues to grow. When asked whether Maguire would be his starter, coach..." April 05

  • P.J. Williams told cops he “just wanted to go home” after DUI arrest

    Tallahassee Democrat "Former Florida State defensive back P.J. Williams was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Friday morning in Tallahassee. Williams, whose full name is Kenneth Lamar Williams, was arrested shortly after 3 a.m. by the Florida State University Police Department after he made..." April 04

  • Possible first-round cornerback P.J. Williams busted for DUI

    Pro Football Talk "Well, Randy Gregory has some company on the “how to kill your draft stock” bench. According to Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams was arrested for DUI this morning. Williams, who might have been a first-round pick, will now invite more..." April 03

  • Jimbo Fisher: Jameis Winston is victim of ‘character assassination’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jameis Winston is probably going to be taken with the first overall pick in the NFL draft next month. If not for the off-field questions surrounding the former Florida State star, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would likely have nothing to think about. Winston’s former coach, Seminoles coach Jimbo..." March 30

  • Jameis Winston accuser claims Florida State concealed information

    USA Today "Attorneys for Erica Kinsman, a former FSU student who accused quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her in December 2012, responded in a federal Title IX lawsuit Thursday to Florida State's motion to dismiss the case. The filing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida..." March 27

  • Arizona, FSU potential landing spots for transferring ex-Irish center

    College Football Talk "After beginning his collegiate career in the Midwest, Matt Hegarty could be headed back West. Or down South. One of the two, probably. Earlier this month, Hegarty announced that he would be transferring from Notre Dame and playing his final season elsewhere. Last week, Hegarty visited..." March 26

  • Florida State plans $79.5 million in upgrades to Doak Campbell

    CBS Sports "College football these days isn't just about winning on the field but off the field as well. Programs across the country are in a constant race to upgrade their facilities to compete with one another, and Florida State is certainly no exception. While the Seminoles have experienced plenty of..." March 22

  • Notre Dame transfer Matt Hegarty to visit Florida State

    CBS Sports "In 2014 Matt Hegarty was on the wrong end of a 31-27 Florida State win over Notre Dame. Now it seems he could be considering that sage, old advice "if you can't beat them, join them." Hegarty announced earlier in March that he would be transferring from Notre Dame after graduating this spring,..." March 19

  • Florida State denies appeal of Jameis Winston's accuser

    USA Today "A Florida State administrator on Friday affirmed a decision that former quarterback Jameis Winston did not violate the student conduct code related to an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. After reviewing a five-page appeal filed on Jan. 12 by Erica Kinsman, a former FSU student who..." March 14

  • FSU asks federal court to dismiss Title IX lawsuit from Winston's accuser

    USA Today "Florida State's board of trustees on Monday filed a motion requesting a federal court dismiss a lawsuit brought by Erica Kinsman, who accused former Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her in 2012. In response to a lawsuit filed by Kinsman in the U.S. District Court for the Middle..." March 10

  • Jimbo Fisher: Former five-star LB recruit Kain Daub to transfer from FSU

    Palm Beach Post "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said that Kain Daub, a Scout.com five-star linebacker in the class of 2014, will probably transfer. On Thursday, Daub said via his Instagram account that he would transfer to East Mississippi Community College. Daub took a redshirt last season. " March 07

  • 5-star Auburn commit Nate Craig-Myers enjoys Florida State recruiting visit

    SB Nation "What are Florida State's chances of flipping the five-star receiver recruit from Auburn? Nate Craig-Myers committed to the Auburn Tigers on July 21, 2014, but that hasn't stopped other schools from pursuing the five-star receiver recruit from Tampa (Fla.) Catholic. The coaches pursuing him the..." March 03

  • Four-star QB Kai Locksley switches commitment from FSU to Texas

    SI - College Football "Four-star quarterback recruit Kai Locksley switched his commitment from Florida State to Texas on Monday night. Locksley announced the news on Twitter. Locksley had been committed to the Seminoles since July. Two other quarterback recruits, De'Andre Johnson and Deondre Francois, were also..." February 03

  • Jimbo Fisher contract extension with Florida State details

    Tomahawk Nation "The coach will now be taking home $5M annually. Florida State released the details of Jimbo Fisher's recent contract extension. Fisher is 58-11 as head coach of the Florida State Seminoles, winning four division titles, three ACC titles and a National Championship. He is 13-2 against rivals..." January 29

  • Jameis Winston accuser goes public

    ESPN "The woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexually assaulting her in December 2012 has spoken publicly for the first time about the case. In a new documentary film, Erica Kinsman came forward publicly with her specifics about the alleged sexual attack by Winston and..." January 26

  • Just like Paterno, Bobby Bowden wants his wins back, too.

    Orlando Sentinel "After the NCAA's unthinkable decision to restore Joe Paterno's 111 victories that were rightfully stripped away during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, Bobby Bowden says he'd like to have his 12 vacated victories back as well. "I'm all for Joe getting his hundred wins back and me..." January 20

  • Sources: FSU's Eddie Goldman to declare for NFL draft

    Yahoo! Sports "Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman will forego his final season of eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL draft, according to multiple sources familiar with the underclassman's thinking. Goldman, a junior, is widely considered to be a first-round selection in the upcoming draft." January 13