Florida State loses two for season

Florida State lost junior defensive tackle Moses McCray and running back Tavares Pressley for the upcoming season after the two Seminoles tore ACLs.

McCray, who started 14 games in two seasons, was injured Saturday. Pressley, who was competing for reps in a crowded backfield, was injured Friday.

The losses just keep coming for the ‘Noles, who suspended junior linebacker Nigel Carr because he is facing felony charges and dismissed wide receiver Jarmon Fortson from the team for a violation of team rules.

McCray was the lone Seminole on the interior of the defensive line with more than one year of experience.

FSU is looking to improve on a woeful defense under new coordinator Mark Stoops. Defensive tackles Jaccobi McDaniel, Everett Dawkins and Anthony McCloud will now have to carry much of the slack. Redshirt freshman Demonte McAllister also will be in the mix after an impressive performance in the team’s spring game.

Pressley, who had just nine carries last year, also missed the '08 season with a knee injury. The 'Noles are well-prepared to handle the loss, however, with Jermaine Thomas, Chris Thompson, Ty Jones, Lonnie Pryor and junior-college transfer Debrale Smiley competing for carries.

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