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Seminoles React to Nicholson's Loss

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida State lost arguably its best defensive player when senior outside linebacker A.J. Nicholson was suspended after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the Seminoles' team hotel. Players called the loss "devastating" personally, and it will also have a ripple effect on a defense that must find a way to contain Michael Robinson in Tuesday's Orange Bowl showdown with Penn State.

Hear LB Ernie Sims Talk About A.J. Nicholson's Situation. But is Nicholson irreplaceable? Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews isn't so sure. “What this presents is a challenge for someone else to step in and take over,” Andrews said Friday morning. “We've had to do that during the year.” Have they ever. The Seminoles have faced all kinds of personnel upheaval this season, both on offense and... Recommended Stories

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