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The Daily Nole — Jan. 20, 2018: Francois Among 2018 Heisman Contenders athletics

It’s the weekend, Florida State fans. As you try to relax and enjoy your day, keep it here for the latest in FSU athletics. The news and notes section of this post will be updated throughout the day.

Lead Story

Despite playing in just one game in 2017 and being thought to be in a position battle for a starting spot, Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois is listed as an early Heisman Trophy contender for 2018.

According to Sports Betting Dime’s opening odds, Francois is a 30-to-1 bet to win the 2018 Heisman Trophy. Francois tore his patella tendon in the 2017 opener, which resulted in a 24-7 loss to eventual national champion Alabama.

Francois was named the ACC Rookie of the Year for his performance as a redshirt freshman in 2016, but the early injury this past season allowed James Blackman to earn valuable playing time. Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm was listed as the most likely Heisman candidate at 10-to-1. The only ACC player given a better chance to win the Heisman was Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant at 25-to-1.

Between the Lines

FSU swimming and diving took on Notre Dame on Friday. FSU track and field was in Iowa City for the Larry Wieczorek Invitational.

On the Agenda

FSU swimming and diving will continue its meet with Notre Dame on Saturday while track and field wraps up the Larry Wieczorek Invitational. FSU men’s tennis will take on Florida Gulf Coast and East Tennessee State. FSU hoops visits Virginia Tech at 12 p.m. EST on ESPN2.

News and Notes

FSU hoops topped Virginia Tech on Saturday, 91-82.

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

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