TALLAHASSEE — For months, Florida State’s defense has been built upon expectations.
Hopes around the Sunshine State and abroad have been high for the unit that was ranked college football’s fourth-best a year ago. With so many key starters from 2011 coming back, most of the sport’s experts have had little reason to believe the group wouldn’t be right back in the same elite conversations this fall.
At least, that was before Wednesday morning.
In a short statement from coach Jimbo Fisher, the Seminoles announced that one of their best returning defensive pieces, cornerback Greg Reid, was being dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules. Coming just five days...