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The Daily Nole — Sept. 28, 2016: Ja’Vonn Harrison’s FSU Future in Doubt athletics

It’s hump day for you Florida State fans who work Monday through Friday jobs. That means the Seminoles’ return to the gridiron is just three days away as FSU hosts defending ACC Coastal champion North Carolina. In the meantime, there is plenty to talk about the program and others. The news and notes section will be updated throughout the day.

Lead Story

Several media outlets reported Tuesday that Florida State junior wide receiver Ja’Vonn “Pigg” Harrison was suspended. Others said he is no longer part of the program.

Entering the 2016 season, many had hoped that Harrison would emerge for what on paper looked to be a deep corps of receivers. Through four games however, that hasn’t happened.

Once a 4-star recruit from Lakeland, who flipped from Virginia Tech to FSU, Harrison has just one catch for 1 yard this season, although he did have a reception called back against Ole Miss. Now in his third season on campus, Harrison has just eight career grabs for 139 yards and a touchdown.

Despite good size and speed, Harrison has failed to become a consistent piece of the pass-catching rotation. If Harrison is in fact gone, it will serve as a minor hit to FSU’s depth at receiver. The Seminoles are without George Campbell, who had season-ending groin surgery and Ermon Lane, a junior, recently moved from receiver to safety, but still fairly deep at the position with Auden Tate and Nyqwan Murray having emerged in recent weeks.

Between the Lines

There were no FSU athletic events on Tuesday.

On the Agenda

There are no scheduled FSU athletic events on Wednesday.

News and Notes

During Wednesday’s ACC teleconference, FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher wouldn’t address LSU, but said he was very happy at Florida State and planned on being there for a long time.

Teddy Cahill of Baseball America reports that FSU freshman Drew Mendoza was hit while in a rundown during fall practice and broke his jaw. Mendoza is expected to take over for graduated John Sansone as the team’s everyday third baseman in 2017.

Curt Weiler of Tomahawk Nation is reporting that defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi and safety Trey Marshall are both expected to play Saturday despite nursing injuries. Defensive end Josh Sweat, who had surgery on his knee last week, returned to practice.

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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