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Florida State lineman Ball no longer on roster

Florida State offensive lineman Josh Ball is no longer on the university's football roster, with a school spokesman saying Ball is not in good standing with the university.

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Checking in on first-year head coaches

Now that they have made it through their first spring practice season, here's what we know and don't know about programs breaking in new head coaches.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

S Derwin James is a great fit for the Chargers defensive scheme. Think of the impact with James rolled down in coverage or as an extra defender in the box. Top-tier athletic ability at the position and the speed to close on the ball.

Prospect Profile: Tarvarus McFadden (0:32)
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Nigeria dominates Africa's 2018 NFL draftee list

For those who may follow the NFL closely but College football a little less so, KweséESPN lists the African players most likely to be drafted in Arlington this weekend.

Marijuana incident impacts Francois' leadership (1:14)
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Report: Police surveilled FSU QB for 2 months

Police, operating on a tip, conducted surveillance on FSU quarterback Deondre Francois for two months prior to raiding his apartment, according to a report.

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Noles unveil up-tempo offense at spring game

Florida State fans turned out in record fashion Saturday to see the new-look offense installed by first-year head coach Willie Taggart. The up-tempo spread offense ran 85 plays in the first half and 125 in the game.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State has an updated attendance figure from the spring game: 60,934. Obviously still a school record.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State announces a record spring game attendance of 53,974.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State spring game final stats

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Best throw of the day so far by QB James Blackman, dropping the ball over the shoulder of WR Deonte Sheffield for a 65-yard touchdown. Blackman now up to 202 yards passing here in the third quarter of the Florida State spring game. Running clock in the second half.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Khalan Labron was a huge bright spot for the Seminoles in the first half, rushing for 137 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries (12.5 yards per carry). That included a 91-yard TD run. Labron was a five-star recruit out of Virginia Beach, Virginia, who redshirted last season. Sophomore Cam Akers and senior Jacques Patrick combined for 1,772 yards and 14 TDs rushing last season but this impressive showing by Labron helps his chances of getting heavily into the rotation in the fall.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Garnet team leads the Gold team 21-7 at the half of the Florida State spring game. The offenses bogged down in the second quarter. After combining for 256 yards in the first quarter the teams managed just 122 in the second. Things started to get sloppy, too, with a delay of game penalty as well as pass interference in the end zone.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State has generated 256 yards of offense and three touchdowns in the first quarter of the spring game. There was a 91-yard touchdown run by Khalan Laborn, a double pass for a TD, and a pair of fourth-down conversions. One problem, though: Take away the 91-yard TD run and the Seminoles have run for minus-16 yards.

Florida State scores TD on trick play (0:33)

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

One change that's immediately noticeable about the Seminoles under new coach Willie Taggart is the quicker pace. The offense is snapping the ball with roughly 20 seconds remaining on the play clock. That's a huge difference from the offense under former coach Jimbo Fisher, when the Seminoles often drained the play clock before snapping the ball. Going to be an adjustment for the offensive lineman in particular going forward.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice little trick play by the Gold team: QB James Blackmon to WR Keith Gavin, who throws a 27-yard TD pass to Jacques Patrick, a DB lined up at wide receiver. Florida State spring game is tied 7-7.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Former FSU coach Bobby Bowden gets a standing ovation as he makes his way onto Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium. Bowden has a few words in the end zone with some of the roughly 300 former players in town this weekend for the spring game.

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