Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 9/4/12

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 11: Offensive lineman Donald Stephenson of the Oklahoma Sooners grabs the facemask of Brandon Jenkins of the Florida State Seminoles at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida States season just took a huge hit with the loss of All-American defensive end Brandon Jenkins. But if there was one position that the Seminoles could afford to lose a star, its at defensive end. Florida State players and coach Jimbo Fisher have said this year that senior backup Tank Carradine is like a third starter and that there is no drop-off to him from Jenkins and junior Bjoern Werner. And now Carradine, who led the team with nine tackles and had a sack in the season-opening win over Murray State, will get the chance to play as a starter on Saturday against Savannah State at 6 p.m. Hes a starter, said Werner, who had four sacks against Murray State. Hes as good as we are. Youre going to see over the season. Carradine has played like a starter at FSU. He was considered the nations top junior college defensive end in 2010, and last fall had 38 tackles and 5.5 sacks. Carradine was clearly talented enough to start for most college teams, and now he ...
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