Florida State To Be Without At Least 14 Players In Orange Bowl Due To Opt-Outs And the Transfers

The Seminoles looked a little different in the Orange Bowl against Georgia.

   Florida State Seminoles It’s less than a week until No. 5 Florida State takes on No. 6 Georgia in the Orange Bowl. The Seminoles, who won their first 13 games on the schedule and won their first ACC Championship in nine years, will have a different schedule when they take on the Bulldogs.

   After the initial rejection, Florida State decided to leave more than 16% of its roster out of the game for various reasons. The College Football Playoff selection committee’s decision significantly reduced the Noles at several positions, and young players were asked to step up on both sides of the ball.

   Across the entire roster, there are more than 14 players who won but were not ranked, and that number could rise to 20 or more depending on how the next few days go. It looks like Jordan Travis is out for the rest of the season with a foot injury.

   Additionally, running back Trey Benson, wide receiver Johnny Wilson, wide receiver Keon Coleman, tight end Jaheim Bell, tight end Jared Verse and defensive end Fabien Lovett all played in preparation for the 2024 NFL Draft.

   Seven Seminoles earned ACC accolades for their performances throughout the season.

(906 yards, 14 touchdowns) led the team in rushing, Coleman (658 yards, 11 touchdowns) led the ACC in receiving touchdowns and Verse (41 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, nine sacks) led the team in sacks. Wilson (617 yards, 2 TDs), Bell (503 yards, 2 TDs) and Lovett (22 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 sack) are big parts of the team and its success.

   Seven other members of the roster entered the NCAA transfer portal and committed to other programs. QB AJ Duffy (San Diego State), running back Rodney Hill (FAMU), running back CJ Campbell (FAU), tight end Markston Douglas (Arizona State), tackle Bless Harris (TCU), tackle Daughtry Richardson (FAU), Qae and Shon Sapp (FAMU) both found a new home. Duffy, Hill, Campbell, Douglas and Harris were all at Florida State, which recently went deep in the championship game against Louisville.

   Two more scholarship players are in doubt as Malcolm Ray is Malcolm Ray, DJ Lundy, Thomas Scrader, Thomas Scrader, Ayobami Tifase, Dylan-Brown Turner are in the entry. Also, the Seminoles such as safety Akeem Dent, Kalen DeLoach, Tatum Bethune, Renardo Green, Fentrell Cypress II and cornerback Braden Fiske Haven, who have not publicly announced whether or not they will play. It should be noted that Cypress, DeLoach and Fiske held a meeting with the media on Thursday regarding the Orange Bowl’s pregame media availability schedule.

doesn’t plan to play against the Bulldogs and seems doubtful he’ll attend the game’s press conference. At least 11 players not expected to play are listed two-deep on the final depth chart with Florida State. If any of the portal people decide to stay, that number increases to 15. The Seminoles are expected to release their depth chart for the Monday games leading up to Christmas. Georgia, which had 19 players in the lineup, lost first baseman Jamon Dumas-Johnson.

   Other members of the two-deep transfer include cornerback AJ Harris, outside linebacker Nylan Green, Marvin Jones Jr., Xavian Sorey, Darris Smith, CJ Madden and Jonathan Jefferson and wide receiver Jackson Meeks. , receiver Zeed Haynes, defensive end Aliou Bah, offensive lineman Austin Blaske and quarterback Brock Vandagriff.

   Bulldogs starting quarterback Carson Beck said he will enter the tournament looking to make it big. Brock Bowers final is still undecided at this time. No one on Georgia’s roster was publicly expected to be ready.

   Florida State and Georgia are scheduled to meet in the Orange Bowl on Saturday, December 30th. The race starts at 4:00 p.m. It’s on ESPN.

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