Looks like Florida State should not be bowl eligible this year

Looks like Florida State should not be bowl eligible this year

Looks like Florida State should not be bowl eligible this year

Florida State has faced one problem after another since starting the season ranked No. 3.

Wide receiver Nyqwan Murray says injured quarterback Deondre Francois needs to do a better job of playing less music the players can dance to and play more songs to help them get "crunk" as the Seminoles prepare for their matchup with Southern Miss in the Independence Bowl on December 27 in Shreveport, La. Here's to saying the program will celebrate its second-ever postseason tilt by winning in its first-ever bowl game.

Scrambling to finish 6-6 allowed the Seminoles reach bowl eligibility and extend their record streak of consecutive years with a bowl appearance to 36.

Under that scenario - and if the information is accurate - FSU's win over Delaware State should not have counted towards the Seminoles' bowl eligibility.

But a possible administrative error, apparently discovered by a user of the website Reddit, is calling into question whether the Seminoles' victory against Delaware State should count toward the NCAA's bowl-eligibility requirement.

A report by Reddit indicates that Florida State is not technically eligible to compete in the Independence Bowl.

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Florida State should have been deemed ineligible based on the scholarship status of their FCS opponent this season. When this game was scheduled earlier this year, the Hornets may have been at that 90 percent mark (or 56.7 scholarships for non-math majors) and they may have been at the start of the season before suspensions, dismissals or transfers that happened over the course of a year.

The case made at Reddit hinges on an obscure NCAA rule that FCS-level teams - such as Delaware State of the MEAC - must use at least 90 percent of their scholarship allotments over a two-year period to count toward an FBS team's bowl eligibility.

But Independence Bowl game officials still expect FSU to face Southern Miss on Wednesday. He said only Wisconsin asked for verification of the numbers and that was done with a simple letter stating UNI was in compliance.

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

FSU wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator Lawrence Dawsey will not be retained by new head coach Willie Taggart.

After beating Delaware State, Florida and ULM consecutively, the Noles received a bid to the Independence Bowl at 6-6.

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