Lausanne quarterback Brock Glenn throws the ball during their scrimmage against Germantown on Friday, July 30, 2021.

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Four-star QB Brock Glenn flips from Ohio State to Florida State

Brock Glenn, a four-star quarterback in the Class of 2023, switched his collegiate commitment from Ohio State to Florida State on Monday.

Glenn, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect, is the No. 22 quarterback in the class according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He originally pledged to the Buckeyes in July.

Behind quarterback C.J. Stroud, who’s likely to be a high pick in next spring’s NFL draft, Ohio State has former five-star Kyle McCord waiting in the wings, meaning Glenn might see more playing time by moving to Florida State.

Glenn is from Memphis, Tenn., where Seminoles coach Mike Norvell coached the Memphis Tigers from 2016-19. Glenn is finishing his senior year at Lausanne Collegiate School.

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Florida State scuffling but is big favorite against Georgia Tech

After a bye week and mired in a three-game losing streak, Florida State will be healthy and ready to get back to work in the Atlantic Coast Conference when it hosts Georgia Tech on Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla.

The Seminoles (4-3, 2-3), who have lost to three ranked teams by a combined 18 points, have dropped two straight to Georgia Tech (3-4, 2-2). The last one, a 16-13 home defeat in 2020, featured the collegiate debut of Yellow Jackets quarterback Jeff Sims, a former FSU commit who may not play this week due to a knee injury.

Meanwhile, Florida State is expected to get back wide receiver Ja’Khi Douglas and defensive tackle Fabien Lovett.

“I think that having those few extra days is going to be able to help,” said Seminoles coach Mike Norvell. “It was good seeing Fabien move around, very hopeful for what that’s going to look like this week. But all in all, I think it was a very positive time for us with a bye week.”

Georgia Tech appeared to have magically righted its sinking ship after firing coach Geoff Collins following a loss to UCF on Sept. 24. With interim coach Brent Key calling the shots, the Yellow Jackets reeled off a pair of solid wins — 26-21 at defending ACC champion Pitt and 23-20 in overtime against Duke.

However, the enthusiasm of those two victories was tempered greatly by last week’s ugly 16-9 home loss to a struggling Virginia squad that came to Atlanta with a 2-4 mark and a three-game skid.

With the sophomore Sims questionable for Saturday and the offense sputtering, the Seminoles opened as a heavy 20 1/2-point favorites against the Yellow Jackets.

Backup Zach Gibson, a transfer from Akron, went 10 for 25 for 99 yards and was sacked seven times in relief as the offensive line was porous against Virginia.

“With Zach being the quarterback, we have to go back to the drawing board and find what gives him the best chance to run the offense and gives us a chance to win,” Key said.

Across 26 games in a series that dates to 1952, the Seminoles are 14-11-1 overall – 0-7-1 in the first eight matchups – and are 6-2 on their home turf.

–Field Level Media

NC State quarterback Devin Leary (13) passes the ball during the fourth quarter at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina Saturday, October 1, 2022.

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After heartbreak, No. 14 NC State meets Florida State

No. 14 North Carolina State will attempt to bounce back from its first loss of the season when it battles Florida State in Atlantic Coast Conference play on Saturday night in Raleigh, N.C.

The Wolfpack (4-1, 0-1 ACC) fell from the ranks of the undefeated with a 30-20 loss at No. 5 Clemson last weekend.

NC State quarterback Devin Leary said he felt “heartbroken” after his club failed to put up a high-level effort.

“We walked off that field knowing we didn’t play to the best of our ability,” Leary said afterward. “We had very high aspirations. We had very high expectations coming into (the Clemson) game and we thought we prepared well, but we didn’t execute well.”

Leary now looks to direct the Wolfpack to their fifth win in the past six meetings with the Seminoles (4-1, 2-1).

Florida State also dropped its first game of the season last weekend as it fell 31-21 to visiting Wake Forest.

Seminoles coach Mike Norvell is expecting a strong bounce-back performance.

“You come out of that (loss), and what I want to see is I want to see the ownership,” Norvell said. “I want to see ownership from myself, from coaches, from players. What are the things that contributed to that? Because everything, it all falls on me, everything that we do within the program. So you have to be able to self-reflect on all things that occurred up to this point.”

Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis has passed for 1,226 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception, while running back Treshaun Ward is averaging an impressive 6.5 yards per carry while rushing for 437 yards and three touchdowns.

The Seminoles have a pair of standouts on the defensive side in safety Jammie Robinson (team-best 34 tackles) and defensive end Jared Verse (team-high four sacks).

Robinson had a season-best 13 tackles against Wake Forest. Verse had 2.5 tackles for loss — including a sack — while playing just 23 snaps versus Wake Forest after missing the previous game against Boston College due to a left knee injury.

“It was definitely the coach’s call,” Verse said of his usage. “If it was up to me, I would’ve been playing the whole game.”

Verse will aim to rattle Leary, who passed for 245 yards, one touchdown and one interception against Clemson. He has thrown for 1,135 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions this season.

The Wolfpack led 10-6 late in the first half before Clemson scored 24 of the next 27 points to take control.

NC State coach Dave Doeren indicated there’s no time to dwell on the disappointment.

“Go to the next game. We can’t sit here and say, ‘What if?’” Doeren said. “It’s a long season, man. There’s a lot of games left. All we can control is (this) week. We have to focus on getting ready for Florida State, take them one at a time, and see where we end up.”

Outside linebacker Drake Thomas leads the Wolfpack with 32 tackles, while cornerbacks Aydan White and Tyler Baker-Williams each have two interceptions.

Receiver Thayer Thomas is Leary’s favorite target. He has 24 receptions for 301 yards and two touchdowns.

NC State recorded a 28-14 win at Tallahassee in last season’s meeting.

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Florida State OL Bless Harris out for season

Florida State starting offensive lineman Bless Harris is out for the season with an injury, coach Mike Norvell said Wednesday.

The 6-foot-5, 308-pound redshirt junior started at right tackle in the Seminoles’ season-opening 47-7 win against Duquesne on Aug. 27.

Harris left that game with an apparent arm injury and did not play in Sunday’s 24-23 win against LSU, replaced in the rotation by Jazston Turnetine.

“That’s going to really test the depth of what we have,” Norvell said. “… He’ll be back and ready, and a really good player for us.”

A New Orleans native, Harris played two seasons at Lamar in the Southland Conference before transferring to Florida State after the 2021 season.

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Sep 4, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jordan Travis (13) scrambles away from LSU Tigers safety Greg Brooks Jr. (3) during the first half of the game at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

FSU blocks extra point to clip LSU

Jordan Travis connected with Ontaria Wilson for two touchdown passes and Florida State blocked a potential game-tying extra point with no time remaining to hold off LSU 24-23 in the Allstate Louisiana Kickoff on Sunday night in New Orleans.

Arizona State transfer Jayden Daniels, who passed for 209 yards and rushed for 114, drove LSU 99 yards in the final 1:20, throwing a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jaray Jenkins on an untimed down to put the Tigers on the cusp of overtime in Brian Kelly’s first game as head coach.

Travis completed 20 of 32 for 260 yards and the Seminoles (2-0) converted 11 of 17 third downs. Wilson had seven catches for 102 yards.

On the first possession of the second half, FSU drove to the LSU 7 before stalling. Ryan Fitzgerald kicked a 25-yard field goal for a 10-3 lead.

On the Seminoles’ next possession, Travis threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Wilson for a 17-3 advantage.

LSU responded with its best drive of the game, marching 82 yards in 11 plays as Noah Cain ran for a 1-yard touchdown on fourth down. That cut the FSU lead to 17-10 at the end of the third quarter.

The Seminoles answered with DJ Lundy’s 1-yard touchdown run for a 24-10 lead with 9:04 left.

Daniels threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jenkins to trim the lead to 24-17 with 4:07 remaining.

After an FSU punt and an exchange of fumbles, the Tigers took over at their 1-yard line.

On the game’s first possession, LSU drove to a first-and-goal at the FSU 7, but a bad snap pushed them back and Damian Ramos kicked a 36-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead that stood up through the end of the first quarter.

On the fourth play of the second quarter, FSU ran a trick play that ended with Travis throwing a 39-yard touchdown pass to Wilson for a 7-3 lead.

LSU then drove to the Seminoles 8, but stalled, and Ramos’ 30-yard field-goal attempt was blocked by Jared Verse.

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Clemson wide receiver Joseph Ngata (10) catches the ball during their game against Florida State at Memorial Stadium Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.

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Will Shipley keeps Clemson’s home winning streak alive vs. Florida State

Will Shipley rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-clinching, 21-yard score with 2:53 remaining, as Clemson rallied for a 30-20 victory Saturday against Florida State.

The victory was Clemson’s 32nd consecutive win at Memorial Stadium, extending the school record as well as the nation’s longest active home winning streak.

Clemson (5-3, 3-2 ACC) continued its recent dominance against Florida State (3-5, 2-3), defeating the Seminoles for a sixth consecutive time and improving to 11-1 in its last 12 games against Florida State at Memorial Stadium.

But the Tigers’ latest victory in the series didn’t come easily. The Seminoles, who entered the game having won three straight after an 0-4 start, took a 20-17 lead on a six-yard fumble return by Jermaine Johnson with 7:39 remaining.

But after trading three-and-outs, Clemson took over on its own 42-yard line with 3:48 remaining and drove 58 yards in 55 seconds for the go-ahead touchdown. Shipley capped the drive with a tackle-breaking 21-yard run for a 24-20 lead.

Clemson linebacker Barrett Carter added a three-yard fumble return on the game’s final play for the final margin.

Shipley, a freshman running back who missed two games with a broken tibia before returning to action in last week’s loss at Pitt, recorded the first 100-yard game of his career, carrying 25 times for his 128-yard total. He also had two kickoff returns for 42 yards and four receptions for 24 yards for 194 all-purpose yards.

Fellow freshman Phil Mafah added 69 yards on nine carries for Clemson, which totaled 188 yards on the ground. Quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei completed 19-of-31 passes for 189 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end Davis Allen. Uiagalelei was intercepted once.

Clemson’s defense held Florida State to 244 total yards, including 68 rushing. Seminoles quarterback Jordan Travis completed 14-of-22 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns, including a highlight-reel, 75-yard score to Lawrance Toefili, who spun over a would-be tackler’s body without touching the ground to complete the play.

Toefili’s touchdown gave the Seminoles a 13-10 lead with 8:14 left in the second quarter.

After spotting Clemson a 3-0 lead on a 47-yard field goal by B.T. Potter in the first quarter, Florida State scored on a one-yard pass from Travis to Jashaun Corbin.

Clemson led at the half 17-13 thanks to Allen’s touchdown catch.

The Tigers amassed 10 tackles for loss, including six sacks.

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Sep 25, 2021; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Mike Norvell during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State’s Mike Norvell rants about 0-4 start

Florida State coach Mike Norvell went off on a three-plus-minute rant Monday as he defended a Seminoles team that is winless through four games.

A 31-23 loss to Louisville on Saturday assured the Seminoles of their worst start since the 1974 squad opened the season with eight consecutive defeats.

“We’re continuing every day to go out there and improve,” Norvell said at his weekly press conference Monday. “Put our guys in position to go out there and be successful. We’re continuing to go out there every day and go through the process, and it’s not what anybody hoped for, it’s not where anybody wanted to be. But there are a lot of areas in our program where we’re seeing growth.”

When asked about his message to recruits, the second-year coach also spoke about what he’s seen from his current squad.

“I’m pissed off that we’re 0-4, and we can bring up how many years it’s been,” Norvell said. “I can’t control that. I can control this team at this moment and right now with the opportunity. So we’re going to work our butts off to go get better, and we’re going to do it the right way. And we’re going to have a standard how we operate, the same standard of everything that we do.

“I’m going to hold myself to it because I’ve got to be the example. Does that mean I’m not gonna make a mistake? I’ll probably make a mistake. Might make one today, might make one tomorrow, but I will respond to that. That’s the team I want, because I’ve seen it work.”

Florida State trailed 31-7 in the first half against visiting Louisville before making it close.

“If I was a fan, I’d be pissed off, 31-7,” Norvell said. “Some of them stayed. Some of them didn’t. The ones that did got to see a team that came back and responded, and played their butts off until the end. Were we successful? No, it was a failure. We did not win that game. …

“Yes, we are 0-4, but we have today. Then, Lord willing, wake up tomorrow, we’ll have tomorrow. And what we do with that, man I’ve got a lot of confidence in.”

The Seminoles are 3-10 under Norvell, who was 38-15 in four seasons at Memphis before being tapped to replace the fired Willie Taggart in December 2019.

Florida State faces Syracuse on Saturday in Tallahassee.

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Sep 21, 2019; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Tamorrion Terry (15) runs for a touchdown against the Louisville Cardinals during the second half at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-Florida State WR Tamorrion Terry faces murder charge

Former Florida State wide receiver and NFL hopeful Tamorrion Terry is one of 11 people facing murder charges in connection to the 2018 death of a 21-year-old woman.

The Miami Herald, citing court records, reported Thursday that Terry and the others were indicted last week by a grand jury in Georgia.

On Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks released Terry without an injury designation. They signed him as an undrafted free agent in May.

The victim, Za’Quavia Smith, was one of at least seven people shot at a nightclub in Ashburn, Ga., in June 2018. Shortly after the shootings, 17-year-old Jontavious Coley was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault, and police said at the time that several other suspects were being sought in what was termed a gang-related shooting.

Terry was a football teammate at Turner County High School in Ashburn of two other men indicted in the case.

A four-star recruit in the Class of 2017, Terry committed to the Seminoles in January of that year. He redshirted in 2017.

He played three seasons for the Seminoles, appearing in 31 games and catching 118 passes for 2,221 yards and 18 touchdowns. He entered the 2021 NFL Draft but wasn’t selected.

His total yards rank 10th in Florida State history. He also holds the program record with five receiving touchdowns of 70 yards or more.

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Oct 10, 2020; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels running back Javonte Williams (25) celebrates with wide receiver Dyami Brown (2) and tight end Garrett Walston (84) after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Seminoles survive rally to upset No. 5 North Carolina

Quarterback Jordan Travis ran for two touchdowns and threw for another in the first half and host Florida State held on to knock off No. 5 North Carolina 31-28 on Saturday night at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell, who was a Florida State commit before switching, nearly rallied the Tar Heels to the largest comeback victory in program history after the team faced two 24-point deficits.

North Carolina cut the margin to 31-28 on Howell’s 25-yard pass to Dyami Brown with 4:58 to play. The Tar Heels, with one timeout remaining, regained possession at their own 22 with 2:30 to play.

The Tar Heels reached the Florida State 41 before a failed fourth down on a dropped pass.

Travis ran for 107 yards and passed for 191. Running back La’Damian Webb gained 109 rushing yards on 12 carries.

The Tar Heels (3-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who put up 56 points on Virginia Tech a week earlier at home, didn’t score until 1:02 remained in the first half.

Howell finished 20-for-36 for 374 yards and three touchdowns with one interception.

Following Javonte Williams’ 1-yard run for North Carolina’s first points, the Seminoles went to work and hurried down the field and pushed the lead to 31-7 with Travis’ 12-yard touchdown pass to Camren McDonald with 17 seconds to play in the half.

The Seminoles (2-3, 1-3) didn’t score in the second half, missing a pair of field goals — including after moving inside the North Carolina 5-yard line on the first possession of the third quarter. The second miss came with 6:40 remaining to end a drive that lasted nearly seven minutes.

Howell threw third-quarter touchdown passes to Williams (for 38 yards) and Beau Corrales (for 33 yards).

Florida State scored on its first snap on Travis’ 23-yard run following a blocked punt, marking the first time the Tar Heels trailed this season. After settling for a field goal early in the second quarter, Travis reached the end zone on a 1-yard quarterback sneak.

Then the Seminoles stretched the lead to 24-0 when Joshua Kaindoh turned his first career interception into points on a 25-yard return.

Florida State, whose only previous victory came against Jacksonville State, was coming off a road loss to then-No. 5 Notre Dame a week earlier.

North Carolina’s Mack Brown fell to 0-10 in games as coach against his alma mater (0-3 with Tulane, 0-7 with North Carolina).

–Field Level Media