The Florida State Seminoles were already the best team in the nation, and the Seminoles will be even better during the second week of the season.
Linebacker Chris Casher will play against the The Citadel this weekend after being ruled academically ineligible during opening weekend against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
FSU release: Following the completion of a review of an academically-related matter, Chris Casher is immediately eligible for competition.
— Natalie Pierre (@Natalie_Pierre) September 5, 2014
Casher was projected as the team’s starter at strongside linebacker, but the team learned hours before last week’s game he would not be able to play. Sophomore DeMarcus Walker started in Casher’s stead and registered four tackles. The Seminoles need a bigger impact from the position, and Casher’s return should provide it.
Meanwhile, Matthew Thomas‘ career with the Seminoles continues to disappoint.
FSU release: Linebacker Matthew Thomas has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. — Natalie Pierre (@Natalie_Pierre) September 5, 2014
After committing to the Seminoles last year, Thomas requested a release from his letter of intent in an attempt to play for the USC Trojans. Thomas eventually relented his request and played in five games before suffering a shoulder injury. Thomas also didn’t play in this year’s season opener due to an ankle injury.
Thomas was considered a five-star recruit and the No. 2 linebacker in the country when he committed to Florida State. Thomas will need to get his career back on track if he’s ever going to live up to expectations.