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Seminole Saturday Summary: FSU Fall Practice Underway; Terry Undergoes Minor Surgery

Ross Obley/FSU athletics

The pads are cracking and footballs are in the air.

Florida State officially began fall camp on Friday as the Seminoles look to bounce back from a dismal 5-7 showing. James Blackman, a redshirt sophomore quarterback, is expected to captain the offense.

On that side of the football, head coach Willie Taggart revamped his staff with new offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, wide receivers coach Ron Dugans and offensive line coach Randy Clements. FSU is loaded at the skill positions, but the offensive line will be the biggest question mark entering 2019.

Defensively, coordinator Harlon Barnett will try to improve a unit that gave up more points per game last season than any team in FSU history and will have to find a way to replace defensive end Brian Burns. Mark Snyder, last season’s defensive ends coach, will take over for Alonzo Hampton as special teams coach.

Tamorrion Terry led FSU last season with 744 yards receiving and eight touchdown receptions. (FSU athletics)

Unfortunately for FSU, it began fall camp without a couple of projected starters. The most notable is wide receiver Tamorrion Terry, who underwent minor knee surgery this offseason.

Terry led the Seminoles with 744 yards receiving and eight touchdown receptions last season. Terry is expected to be back in plenty of time for the season opener against Boise State on Aug. 31 in Jacksonville.

Also missing the start of fall camp are guard Cole Minshew and defensive tackle Ja’len Parks. Minshew has battled injuries for much of his FSU career, but did play in eight games last season with seven starts. A senior, Minshew has 24 career starts to his name. Parks, a redshirt sophomore, missed all of last season to injury.


Record: 0-0
Ranking: None
Upcoming: vs. Boise State (Aug. 31, in Jacksonville)
Recognitions: N/A
Weekly Commitments: Jaylan Knighton, 4-star RB (No. 94 overall)*; Morven Joseph, 3-star DT (No. 478 overall)*; Thomas Shrader, 3-star T (No. 598 overall)*
2020 Recruiting Class Ranking: No. 11 nationally, third in ACC (20 total commitments)*
Big Picture: After a big recruiting week, FSU football started fall camp on Friday. Willie Taggart and staff will look to bounce back from a 5-7 season.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: None
2020 Recruiting Class Ranking: No. 28 nationally, sixth in ACC (1 total commitment)*


Record: 0-0
Ranking: N/A
Upcoming: vs. TCU (Aug. 22)
Recognitions: Deyna Castellanos, F (MAC Hermann Trophy watch list); Jaelin Howell, M (MAC Hermann Trophy watch list); Malia Berkely, D/M (MAC Hermann Trophy watch list); Yujie Zhao, M (MAC Hermann Trophy watch list)
Big Picture: Defending national champion Florida State will begins its title defense on Aug. 22. The Seminoles have a difficult non-conference schedule as they look to become the first team to repeat since Notre Dame in 2009 and 2010.

Other News

FSU hoops will face South Florida in the Orange Bowl Classic on Dec. 21.

Former FSU beach volleyball player Jace Pardon won Gold in the Pan Am games on Tuesday.

FSU men’s golf announced its 2019-20 schedule, which begins with the Maui Jim Intercollegiate in Scottsdale on Sept. 13.

FSU golfer Frida Kinhult is playing in the LPGA Women’s British Open.

FSU sprinter Cortney Jones will transfer to Arizona State.

Former FSU quarterback Deondre Francois is now at Hampton University.

Former FSU cornerback Stanford Samuels has been added to the Seminoles’ support staff.

*247Sports Composite rankings

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