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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell speaks at n during an NCAA college football press conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. He released a statement Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 saying he tested positive Friday. His wife and daughter tested negative Saturday morning, he said. (AP Photo/Phil Sears,  File)

FSU coach Norvell tests positive for virus before Miami

Sep. 19, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

Florida State coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. Norvell released a statement Saturday saying he tested positive a day earlier but is feeling fine. He said his wife and daughter tested negative Saturday. Florida State...

Gabriel throws 4 TD passes, No. 14 UCF beats Ga Tech 49-21

Sep. 19, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dillon Gabriel made sure Central Florida didn't let another game slip away on the road. The sophomore threw for a career-best 417 yards and four touchdowns, leading the No. 14 Knights to a 49-21 victory over Georgia Tech in their season opener Saturday. It was a rewarding performance for...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Georgia Tech's James Graham looks to pass during an NCAA college football game against Duke, in Durham, N.C. Georgia Tech has named a starting quarterback but won't publicly say who the player is before Saturday's season opener at Florida State. The leading candidates are James Graham, who started the final eight games last year, and freshman Jeff Sims.  (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)

Georgia Tech gunning for another upset win vs No. 14 UCF

Sep. 17, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

No. 14 Central Florida (0-0) at Georgia Tech (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Central Florida by 7 1/2. Series record: Georgia Tech leads 3-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? UCF can bolster its resume for the postseason with a victory in its only game against a Power Five opponent during the regular season....

Syracuse running back Jawhar Jordan (25) is stopped by North Carolina's Kaimon Rucker (25), Khadry Jackson (8), and Cam'Ron Kelly (9) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

ACC teams look to fix opening-week miscues for Week 2 games

Sep. 16, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

North Carolina coach Mack Brown knows his team started the season with too many penalties and turnovers. Now the 12th-ranked Tar Heels and the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference teams that played last week get the chance to correct mistakes that surfaced – some from the typical opening-game jitters,...

Georgia Tech edges Florida State 16-13

Sep. 12, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Georgia Tech had not won an ACC road game to open a season since 1996, long before everyone on the roster was born. But the Yellow Jackets now have a significant win to build on in Year Two under coach Geoff Collins. True freshman Jeff Sims, who was once a Florida State commitment,...

FILE - Florida State's new head football coach Mike Norvell smiles after being introduced during half-time of an NCAA college basketball game against Clemson in Tallahassee, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Norvell’s first season at Florida State should be an upgrade from the Willie Taggart era. Taggart's tenure was one of college football’s biggest coaching debacles in recent years. He posted four winning seasons at Memphis before taking over in Florida’s capital. He's now tasked with getting the Seminoles back to national prominence. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)

Coach Norvell, Florida State set for opener vs Georgia Tech

Sep. 10, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Norvell has waited nine months to coach his first game at Florida State. After the coronavirus-disrupted offseason, Norvell believes the Seminoles are ready to play their first game Saturday when Georgia Tech visits Doak Campbell Stadium. “I think juggling all the...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Georgia Tech's James Graham looks to pass during an NCAA college football game against Duke, in Durham, N.C. Georgia Tech has named a starting quarterback but won't publicly say who the player is before Saturday's season opener at Florida State. The leading candidates are James Graham, who started the final eight games last year, and freshman Jeff Sims.  (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)

Georgia Tech mum on name of Yellow Jackets' starting QB

Sep. 9, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has finally decided on a starting quarterback. But the Yellow Jackets aren't publicly saying who earned the nod until this weekend’s season opener at Florida State. “We have named the Q,” offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude said. “You guys will find...

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2019, file photo shows Temple defensive end Quincy Roche trying to sack South Florida quarterback Jordan McCloud during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tampa, Fla. While most of the offseason chatter surrounding college football transfers inevitably focuses on quarterbacks, plenty of notable players at other positions also switched teams and could make major impacts for their new schools this fall. Roche, the American Athletic Conference defensive player of the year last season, transferred to Miami. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Potential impact transfers this season aren't limited to QBs

Sep. 5, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

While most of the offseason chatter surrounding college football transfers inevitably focuses on quarterbacks, plenty of notable players at other positions also switched teams and could make major impacts for their new schools this fall. Miami may offer the clearest example of this. Quarterback D’Eriq King...

FILE - Florida State quarterback James Blackman looks for a receiver during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Florida, in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Florida State coach Mike Norvell named James Blackman his starting quarterback to open the season. Blackman got the nod Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, after beating out Louisville transfer Jordan Travis and freshman Tate Rodemaker during fall camp. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

FSU names Blackman its starting quarterback to open season

Sep. 1, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

Florida State coach Mike Norvell named James Blackman his starting quarterback to open the season. Blackman got the nod Tuesday after beating out Louisville transfer Jordan Travis and freshman Tate Rodemaker during fall camp. Four-star recruit Chubba Purdy had been in the mix before breaking his left,...

FILE - Florida State's new head football coach Mike Norvell smiles after being introduced during half-time of an NCAA college basketball game against Clemson in Tallahassee, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Norvell’s first season at Florida State should be an upgrade from the Willie Taggart era. Taggart's tenure was one of college football’s biggest coaching debacles in recent years. He posted four winning seasons at Memphis before taking over in Florida’s capital. He's now tasked with getting the Seminoles back to national prominence. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)

Norvell should have easy act to follow at Florida State

Sep. 1, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

Mike Norvell has a relatively easy act to follow. Norvell’s first season at Florida State should be an upgrade from the Willie Taggart era, which was one of college football’s biggest coaching debacles in recent years. Taggart went 9-12 in 21 games in Tallahassee — he lost eight of those by...