FSU starting SAM LB Chris Casher will not play into tonight’s Cowboys Classic, per a recent release by Florida State Athletics. The brief release reads simply: “Chris Casher is being withheld pending review of an academic related matter. Student privacy will not allow us to expand any further.”
Casher, a 6-4, 250-lb. redshirt sophomore from Mobile, Alabama, is expected by many to step up in a big way for Florida State this year. He’s freakishly athletic and has excellent size. You can expect to see more of sophomore DeMarcus Walker in his stead. Walker has had a very nice fall camp for the ‘Noles, often working with the first team.
The FSU defensive front seven is probably its most question-plagued area heading into the 2014 season. The losses of Timmy Jernigan, Demonte McAllister, Jacobbi McDaniel, Christian Jones, and Telvin Smith loom large, leaving several positions up for competition. Expect to see both Reggie Northrup and E.J. Levenberry playing LB next to Terrance Smith (the unit’s leader). Walker will work in with fellow DE Mario Edwards, Jr., Nile Lawrence-Stample, and Eddie Goldman on the line, along with surprise starter Derrick Mitchell.
If they weren’t planning on doing so already, The Cowboys will certainly look to test the ‘Noles up front. They’re facing an FSU squad that scored more points last year than any team in college football history, and their game plan should certainly be centered around possessing the ball so as to keep it out of the hands of Florida State’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston.
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