Starting Seminoles left tackle Rose ruled ineligible

Updated: May 7, 2008, 5:42 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State offensive tackle Daron Rose is ineligible for the season and will attend a junior college.

Rose, who started 11 games last season, will attempt to regain his eligibility, school officials said Wednesday.

Rose's departure is the second this week for the Seminoles, who are coming off consecutive 7-6 seasons. Sophomore linebacker Marcus Ball, another projected starter, was released from his scholarship Monday.

Star receiver Preston Parker is ineligible until he resolves a felony gun charge.

Coach Bobby Bowden, and his designated successor Jimbo Fisher, will also begin the season without a half dozen of his top players for the first three games because of a classroom cheating scandal in a music history class.

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