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Everett Golson poised to take over Florida State’s starting quarterback role

Everett Golson

Florida State quarterback Everett Golson poses during media day.

(Mark Wallheiser / Associated Press)

After playing coy for the last couple of weeks, Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher ended the suspense on Monday of who will be his starting quarterback by announcing Everett Golson had earned the job.

Golson, a graduate transfer from Notre Dame, beat out junior Sean Maguire.

“He came in, related to our players well and showed what kind of player he was,” Fisher said of Golson. “He has a good grasp of things. Making reads, plays and getting on the edge with his legs when he has to.”

Fisher said Monday during his news conference that, “If I knew right now I would tell our team before telling you. I feel comfortable with either guy.”

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Transfer Greyson Lambert has been picked as the starting quarterback for No. 9 Georgia. Lambert began his college career at Virginia. The junior had battled for the job with last year’s backup, sophomore Brice Ramsey and junior Faton Bauta.

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Memphis has suspended linebacker Leonard Pegues for 1 1/2 games and defensive end Isadore Outing for one game for their roles in a brawl at the end of last season’s Miami Beach Bowl victory.

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Louisiana State Coach Les Miles said that he expects sophomore Brandon Harris to start at quarterback for the 14th-ranked Tigers in their season opener against McNeese State on Saturday.

Miles, who met with reporters after practice Monday evening, won’t rule out playing Anthony Jennings at quarterback, but says it’s a “foregone conclusion” that Harris will take the field for the first offensive snaps. Miles attended practice after missing his regularly scheduled lunchtime meeting with media because he was feeling ill and checked himself into a hospital. The coach said that he suspects he drank too much coffee earlier Monday after not having any for about six months.

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A grand jury indicted a former college football player for violating North Carolina’s sports agent law by providing money to a former Tar Heels player and illegally contacting another about signing a contract. Christopher Hawkins faces four counts of violating the Uniform Athlete Agents Act. He was arrested in May on the same charges, including two counts of inducement for providing former Tar Heels player Robert Quinn with $13,700 and helping him sell game-used equipment for another $1,700 in 2010. Hawkins is also charged contacting former UNC player Jabari Price through Instagram in 2013 without being registered with the state as an agent, and for intentionally failing to register as required by law. Hawkins was the sixth person arrested and was one of five facing charges in the five-year-old probe.

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Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison, who injured his left knee in January and needed two surgeries to repair the damage, will play and start Saturday night’s season opener against New Mexico State.

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Middle Tennessee Coach Rick Stockstill named his son, redshirt freshman Brent Stockstill, the starting quarterback for the Blue Raiders’ season opener against Jackson State.

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Tennessee freshman wide receiver Vincent Perry will sit out the season because of a knee injury. Perry got injured during practice last week and underwent arthroscopic knee surgery along with wide receiver Jason Croom.


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