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Quick FSU football hits from Willie Taggart’s news conference

Tamorrion Terry won’t be practicing with the team immediately, and it’s unclear when offensive lineman Cole Minshew will be ready.
Florida State head coach Willie Taggart speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Florida State head coach Willie Taggart speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Published Aug. 1, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State coach Willie Taggart spoke with the media this afternoon in advance of the Seminoles’ preseason camp opening tomorrow. A few quick highlights:

Standout receiver Tamorrion Terry won’t be practicing with the team immediately as he recovers from a reported knee injury. Taggart expects him to be available later in preseason camp, which suggests he should be available for the Aug. 31 opener against Boise State in Jacksonville.

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Offensive lineman Cole Minshew won’t be available due to injury, either, and Taggart said he doesn’t yet know whether he’ll be able to play at all this camp. That’s potentially a big blow to an offensive line that has struggled the last few seasons.

The ’Noles are still waiting to hear from the NCAA on the eligibility of Louisville transfer quarterback Jordan Travis. If Travis isn’t eligible this fall, FSU’s top two options remain James Blackman and Wisconsin grad transfer Alex Hornibrook.

Speaking of Hornibrook, Taggart said he’s “fitting in perfectly” and has done what he needed to off the field to know his new teammates. Hornibrook has a lot of ground to make up on Blackman, but the competition seems open still.

I’ll have more from Taggart and the ’Noles later today.

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