Southern Miss unconcerned with Florida State's eligibility questions, players sitting out

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And Florida State interim coach Odell Haggins told reporters after practice Thursday, "We're focused on this football team and being the best Florida state football team we can be", when asked about potentially not being eligible, according to the Sentinel.

While the Seminoles will take on Southern Miss next Wednesday, Dec. 27, in Shreveport, they aren't really supposed to. At least FSU's measly six wins afforded them the consolation prize of a bowl appearance against Southern Mississippi.

P.J. Savoy scored 17 points and 24th-ranked Florida State made 19 3-pointers as it closed nonconference play with a 98-45 victory over Southern Mississippi on Thursday.

The rules of bowl eligibility in college football are relatively straightforward, but sometimes six wins do not count as six wins.

Just finishing the 2017 season - period - will likely be a relief to Florida State fans.

The 6-6 Florida State Seminoles are now preparing to face Southern Mississippi in the Independence Bowl on December 27th, but very detailed report posted on Reddit questions whether Florida State is officially bowl eligible, just days before the game.


However, after receiving data from Delaware State, Reddit reports that Delaware State had not awarded more than 90 percent of its scholarships, thus rendering Florida State's win over them as one that, by rule, does not count toward bowl eligibility.

Quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders, who was introduced as East Tennessee State's new football coach Sunday, will remain with the team and call offensive plays during the bowl game, while defensive coordinator Charles Kelly is also in tow after interviewing for the same job with Colorado State last week. The Seminoles rescheduled the game, which had been postponed indefinitely due to Hurricane Irma, to give the players a chance to play their way into the postseason and continue the streak.

Florida State: Opens Atlantic Coast Conference play on December 30 at fourth-ranked Duke.

Florida State's most notable assistant coach, is leaving the school to reunite with former head coach Jimbo Fisher.

But a Reddit user has taken a closer look at Florida State's bowl eligibility this year, and poked a big hole in it.

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