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FSU Seminoles recruiting, football basketball, baseball, softball and soccer analysis, discussion, and commentary, presented by Tomahawk Nation, hosted by staff writer Tim Alumbaugh, featuring managing editor Perry Kostidakis and staff writer Juan Montalvo. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

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    STATE CHAMPS: FSU beats UF, finishes 9-3 -- Florida State Seminoles football season analysis, breakdown, bowl discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 48:39


    With another high-scoring performance against an in-state rival, the Florida State Seminoles put the finishing touches on a remarkable nine-win season that will see them end the regular season in the top 15 of the College Football Playoff rankings. The Noles were able to outduel the Florida Gators' A-game without playing their best to send them back to Gainesville as losers. So how was Florida State able to win the shootout without their best offensive effort? How were they able to right the ship following the three-game losing streak in October? And how should Noles fans feel about the program after completing a nine-win season? The Seminole Wrap crew — Brian Pellerin, Jon Marchant and Max Escarpio — break it all down in this week's episode of the show. Plus, they each give their thoughts on an ideal bowl opponent and location to close out the 2022 season with the hopes of getting to 10 wins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU vs. UF: How do Seminoles and Gators stack up? Preview, analysis, breakdown feat. Richard Johnson of Split Zone Duo/Sports Illustrated/SEC Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 21:16


    No. 16 Florida State (8-3, 5-3 ACC) and the Florida Gators (6-5, 3-5 SEC) are set to face off in a Friday primetime matchup in Tallahassee, with each team looking to add a solid momentum mover in the regular season finale. FSU comes into the game with an outside chance at making the Orange Bowl (should Clemson make the College Football Playoff) and a blowout win over one rival already under its belt. Meanwhile, Florida has had a roller coaster of a year that kicked off with an upset win at home vs. Utah but only two wins vs. SEC East competition. The team's most recent loss, a head-scratcher to the Vanderbilt Commodores, highlighted a good majority of the issues that have plagued the Gators all season long. On this week's episode of the Line of Scrimmage (where each week we give you insight into Florida State's opponents from those in the know) we spoke with Richard Johnson of Split Zone Duo, Sports Illustrated, and SEC Network. What has Billy Napier been focused on as he looks to establish himself in Gainesville? What does Anthony Richardson bring to the table for the Gators' offense and what are his weak points? How will Friday play out? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU gets QB commit -- Instant reaction analysis after blue-chip quarterback Brock Glenn commits to Florida State Seminoles

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 28:57


    The Florida State Seminoles football team has shown vast improvement on the field, and it's being noticed by recruits, including their latest commitment, four-star quarterback Brock Glenn, a flip from Ohio State. The 6'2, 195 pound Glenn attends Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, and has a four-star rating from the 247 Sports Composite List. The sites consider him the 378th best player in his class (22nd best QB and 12th best player in Tennessee). Norvell leaned hard on his Memphis connections when recruiting Glenn and his family, and the Seminole staff kept in contact with the gunslinger despite his verbal commitment to OSU. That persistence paid off in a big way today, as the ‘Noles finally have their QB for #Tribe23. Glenn, who officially visited Florida State in June, also checked out the Auburn Tigers and TCU Horned Frogs, before eventually choosing Ohio State. He holds 30+ offers from teams such as the Cincinnati Bearcats, Duke Blue Devils, Illinois Fighting Illini, Indiana Hoosiers, Kansas Jayhawks, Kentucky Wildcats, LSU Tigers, Michigan State Spartans, Minnesota Gophers, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Missouri Tigers, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Pittsburgh Panthers, Virginia Cavaliers, and Virginia Tech Hokies. The Three Stars got together for another instant reaction edition of the Florida State of Recruiting podcast to discuss the 2022 quarterback commitment. On this episode, we break down FSU's newest addition to #Tribe23 and what he can bring to the Seminole QB room. But the fun does not stop there, as we give our thoughts on how the class could finish, while discussing future recruiting ramifications, as well, with a strong finish to the season. The Florida State of Recruiting (FSoR) Podcast features the Three Stars: Josh Pick, Tim Alumbaugh, and David Stout. And if you can't get enough Florida State in your life, check out our “Tomahawk Nation” podcast family. As always, check out all the latest recruiting updates in the official Tomahawk Nation recruiting thread. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU wins 4th straight, gets new ranking ahead of game vs. Florida Gators -- latest Florida State Seminoles football analysis, breakdown, discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 32:05


    Florida State Seminoles football, a week out from a primetime rivalry matchup vs. the Florida Gators, took care of business against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns to move to 8-3 (5-3 ACC) on the season. It was FSU's fourth-straight victory of 25-plus points, a run that has solidified the team with two games left on the docket — next Friday and the Seminoles' eventual postseason destination. Florida has had an up-and-down first season under new head coach Billy Napier. After upsetting Utah to start the season to earn a No. 12 ranking, the Gators dropped games to Kentucky and Tennessee to stumble out of the rankings and have struggled to find a consistent level of play from an offense led by preseason potential first-round pick Anthony Richardson. What has led to FSU's win streak? What can we expect from the Seminoles vs. Gators matchup? Max Escarpio and Jon Marchant break it down on this week's episode of the Seminole Wrap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    POSTGAME INTERVIEWS: FSU is 8-3 after another blowout win

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 17:35


    No. 19 Florida State (8-3, 5-3 ACC) took care of business against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday, dominating the Sun Belt opponent to the point that backups were able to enter the game early in the third quarter. They took a 49-17 victory behind phenomenal performances from the starting defense and rushing offense. It was FSU's fourth straight blowout win, giving the Seminoles eight total on the year just two seasons removed from a 3-6 debut season for Mike Norvell. After the game, Norvell, Fabien Lovett, Treshaun Ward, DJ Lundy, and Robert Scott spoke on the team's performance and thoughts ahead of next week's rivalry matchup vs. the Florida Gators. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU vs. Louisiana: Seminoles take on Ragin' Cajuns in Tallahassee -- preview, breakdown, prediction feat. Josh Jagneaux of Ragin' Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 39:05


    No. 19 Florida State Seminoles football (7-3, 5-3 ACC) is getting set to take on the Lousiana Ragin' Cajuns (5-5, 3-4 Sun Belt) this Saturday inside Doak Campell Stadium, the penultimate game of the 2022 season. Louisiana, in its first year under Michael Desormeaux after the departure of Billy Napier last season, has fought to work its way back to consistency. They went 2-2 in both September and October, right now 1-1 in the month of November after beating Georgia Southern last weekend. On this week's episode of the Line of Scrimmage (where each week we give you insight into Florida State's opponents from those in the know) we spoke with Josh Jagneaux of Ragin' Review hopped on the Line of Scrimmage podcast. What has led to Louisiana's inconsistent 2022? What does Desormeaux bring to the table as coach? Who are the names to know on the Ragin' Cajuns roster? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    No. 20 FSU with chance to finish strong -- how will rest of season shake out? Florida State Seminoles football breakdown, analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 60:58


    Florida State Seminoles football, after a third straight blowout vs. an ACC opponent, finished with its best record in conference play since 2016 on Saturday, advancing to 7-3 (5-3 ACC) on the season. No. 20 FSU has shaken off a midseason three-game losing streak to set itself up to finish nicely with just two games remaining on the schedule — the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (5-5, 3-4 Sun Belt), who are coming off a 36-17 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles and the newly-bowl eligible Florida Gators (6-4, 3-4 SEC). What's gone into the recent surge of dominance from the Seminoles? How could the rest of the year play out? What does this season's success mean for Florida State moving forward? Brian Pellerin and Jon Marchant talk on those topics and more on the latest episode of the Seminole Wrap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU Basketball early season review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 36:23


    Perhaps you've been distracted by FSU football being good again. Perhaps your tv subscription expired, or you haven't been able to drive to the Tuck, and your radio died, and you forgot how to use the internet, and your neighbor's dog steals the newspaper, and all your friends who love basketball left town. If so, you may be wondering exactly how good the 'Noles look this year. I mean, there's a core returning quartet of Matthew Cleveland, Caleb Mills, Cam'Ron Fletcher, and Jalen Warley. There are critical transfers in Jaylen Gainey and Darin Green. And the freshmen class looks to be the best in years with Baba Miller, De'Ante Green, Cameron Corhen, Tom House, Jeremiah Bembry and Chandler Jackson. Let's get excited, people! Well....we've got some news for you. Gainey blew his knee and will be out all year. So will De'Ante Green. So will Bembry. Chandler Jackson broke his thumb. Fletcher can't practice. And the jewel of the newcomers - Baba Miller - is suspended by the NCAA for a half a year because he attended his own team's training camp. Has anyone else noticed that FSU hoops has been cursed since Covid hit? Luckily the season opened against Stetson. Even with just 8 scholarship players, surely they'd roll Stetson. Right? The next game was tougher. A road game at UCF. How'd it go? Well, through two games there in one team in college basketball (looking at you Mississippi Valley State) that has been worse on the defensive glass than Florida State. And the rest of the defense has been intriguing at best. And the offense? Well, there's a ball and a basket and sometimes the two meet. So here we are, two games into the bright and shiny new season. Come along as Matt and Michael provide some insight. It's gonna be a long season folks, so get comfortable and go 'Noles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU football postgame interviews: Mike Norvell, Trey Benson, Jared Verse talks Florida State Seminoles blowout win over Syracuse

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 21:29


    No. 23 Florida State, in its ACC finale, put on a near-perfect performance vs. the Syracuse Orange. After scoring 14 points in the first quarter, Florida State's offense took a bit to get going before finding life again in the third, surging ahead to safely put the game out of striking distance for the Orange. The Seminoles put up 420 yards, once again showing that Mike Norvell has cultivated one of the most explosive offenses in the country. Though the offense had an overall impressive performance, it was the defense that once again showed out, holding a team without a touchdown for the second straight week. Syracuse averaged just 3.3 yards per play, totaling 160 on the night (with most coming in garbage time.) Impressive individual performances were to be found across the board, with running back Trey Benson logging his third straight 100+ yard game, receivers Malik McClain and Johnny Wilson showcasing physicality while scoring on screen passes and quarterback Jordan Travis completing the trifecta of offensive scoring by throwing for, rushing for and catching a touchdown. With the win, the Seminoles (7-3, 5-3 ACC) finish with their best record in conference play since 2016. Next up for Florida State is a home matchup vs. the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (5-5, 3-4 Sun Belt), who are coming off a 36-17 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles. FSU vs. Syracuse stats 38-3 Total yards FSU: 420 Syracuse: 61 Passing yards FSU: 190 Syracuse: 34 Rushing yards FSU: 230 Syracuse: 27 Yards per play FSU: 5.9 Syracuse: 3.3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU vs. Syracuse preview, breakdown, prediction -- How do Seminoles and Orange matchup? feat. Andy Pegler of TNIAAM

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 32:03


    No. 23 Florida State is set to take on the Syracuse Orange this weekend inside the JMA Wireless Dome. Florida State Seminoles football (6-3, 4-3 ACC) is fresh off a 45-3 blowout victory over rival Miami (4-5, 2-3 ACC) while Syracuse (6-3, 3-2 ACC), once a top-15 team, are on a three-game losing streak after stumbling vs. the Pittsburgh Panthers in a 19-9 loss. On this week's episode of the Line of Scrimmage, where ahead of each game this football season, we're giving you insight into Florida State's opponents from those in the know, we spoke with Andy Pregler of Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician (or Nunes Magician, or TNIAAM, whatever suits your fancy.) Andy gives us insight into where the Orange stand at this point of the season, the source of its losing streak as of late, a prediction for Saturday and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Seminoles are No. 23 in College Football Playoff, FSU favored vs. Syracuse, Noles soccer set for title defense -- all the latest in Florida State Seminoles sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 5:26


    Hello everyone, happy Wednesday and welcome to Noles News Now, the latest in Florida State Seminoles sports, brought to you by Tomahawk Nation. I'm your host Perry Kostidakis -- let's jump right in. Florida State has earned its first College Football Playoff ranking since 2016, the year that FSU faced off and beat Michigan in the Orange Bowl. The Seminoles debuted at No. 23 in the second edition of this year's rankings, an improvement of two spots from the squad's standing in the AP Top 25. FSU isn't ranked in the Coaches Poll, but, hey, you can't win them all, and also -- it doesn't matter. The ranking is a reflection of the fact that, despite 3 losses, FSU has performed as at least one of the top 25 teams in the country. I'm going to drop a couple of stat bombs on you --  FSU has put together one of the most explosive offenses in the country, a balanced rushing and passing attack led by a significantly-improved Jordan Travis, who has established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the ACC and arguably, the country. Florida State is now No. 1 in the country in 20+ yard plays, having logged 69 on the season (62 vs. Power 5 competition.) According to FSU Sports Info, Florida State is one of four teams in the country (and the only team in the ACC) averaging at least 270 yards of passing offense and at least 210 yards of rushing offense per game this season.  On the defensive end, while there is still room for improvement in a variety of areas, the Seminoles have also taken a step forward — FSU has allowed the fourth-fewest 20+ yard plays this season (24) while holding opponents to just 19.8 points per game (No. 22 in the country). Also via FSU Sports Info, Florida State is first in the ACC and fifth in the country in pass defense, holding opponents to an average of 165.0 yards per game through the air. The Seminoles also are first in the ACC and rank nine nationally, holding opponents to an average of 6.1 yards per pass attempt FSU leads the nation with 15 touchdown drives of 80+ yards and with seven 90+-yard touchdown drives this season. The Seminoles also rank fourth in explosive play rate differential, trailing only Georgia, Ohio State and Tulane, with an offense explosive play rate of 16.8 percent that ranks sixth nationally and a defense explosive plays allowed rate of 9.2 percent that is 15th in the country So basically -- yeah, Florida State is a pretty good football team. The Seminoles face off against the Syracuse Orange this Saturday at 7 p.m. and are currently 6.5 point favorites. In other FSU news, the soccer team is getting set to take on FGCU in the squad's NCAA Tournament opener. FSU, the defending national champs and winners of the ACC Tournament, are the overall no. 1 seed and look to be set up well to at the very least make a deep run. Our Prince Akeem Joeffer, the best of the best when it comes to Florida State women's athletics, has you covered with a layout of the bracket and other thoughts on the program up on the site right now. Those are the main big things of the day -- you can read up on them and more on TomahawkNation.com right now, as well as catch up on all of our past coverage from the week, from football breakdowns to basketball look through. Thank you for listening and supporting us -- if you want more of something we're doing, if you want us to change anything up, please please either leave a comment on the website or in a review. Thank you again for listening -- we'll see you next time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Seminole Wrap: FSU beats down inferior in-state rival in Miami Hurricanes, preps for ACC finale vs. Syracuse -- plus some basketball talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 49:11


    The Florida State Seminoles are halfway to sweeping their in-state rivalries this season as they gave the Miami Hurricanes everything they could handle and a whole lot more in Saturday's 45-3 victory. The Noles looked clearly the better team as they ran out to a huge lead and never looked back. They clinched bowl eligibility for the first time since 2019 and did so with the largest margin of victory in the history of the FSU-UM series. This week, the Seminole Wrap crew — Brian Pellerin and Max Escarpio (as Jon Marchant finishes out his old guy vacation) — discuss what led to the blowout, how the team and program should feel about and what goal should be for the rest of the season. Spoiler Alert: Optimism is plentiful. If you prefer pessimism, the duo discusses the future of the Miami program and Max also shares some thoughts on the upcoming FSU hoops season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU ranked after embarrassing Miami, hoops season starts, soccer wins ACC and more -- all the latest in Florida State Seminoles athletics

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 5:09


    Welcome in to Noles News Now, your audio home for all things happening in Florida State athletics on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. What a welcome back to the FSU-Miami rivalry, Mario Cristobal. Better luck next time. Happy victory Monday to you our listener. Your Florida State Seminoles are now bowl-eligible after a thoroughly, dominant and I mean dominant 45-3 win over Miami this past weekend. Thanks so much for tuning in. I'm Brian Pellerin on this Monday, November 7th. Apologies for the late timing on this podcast this week, we're trying something different by recording on my Monday lunch break after Mike Norvell's usual Monday press conference. We start this afternoon in the obvious place and that is Saturday's blowout in Miami Gardens. The Seminoles asserting their will early taking a huge lead into half and never looking back. The stars on the day — Trey Benson who posted 15 carries for 128 and 2 TDs and then the FSU defense holding Miami to just 3 points in the game that came on their first drive. Otherwise, it was a lot of 3-and-outs plus turnovers. The Canes simply never had a prayer in this one. The stadium started emptying out in the second quarter and looked more like a normal Miami home game throughout the second half. Benson and OL-man Dillan Gibbons earned ACC Player of the Week honors as well. The victory puts Florida State back in the top 25 of the AP poll. They still remain a bit of a ways out in the coaches' poll. The college football playoff rankings drop tomorrow night. This week's opponent Syracuse, no longer in those polls after dropping a third straight game. That one was a battle of teams playing without their top offensive player. Cuse going without QB Garrett Shrader who appears to be moving close to a return after warming up this past weekend and Pitt is without their star running back. Either way, it was Pitt who came out victorious so Noles headed to Syracuse to face a team on a losing streak, desperate to right their ship. Oddsmakers like FSU as they opened as a 7-point favorite on the road. Outside of the field, two headlines in Tallahassee. First coming Saturday night when the broadcast showed Mike Norvell and Deuce Spann on the sideline where Spann was clearly frustrated as Norvell tried to get his head back in the game. Asked about it today, Norvell said “It's about me helping to get him back to where he's in control — when you get to that point, your mind can race to a million different places... He apologized and I just told him I loved him.” Norvell received some praise online for how he handled that moment. The other coming from a potential transfer off this team. This morning, Sam McCall posted online a note that he was entering the transfer portal, but later deleted the post, saying he made it off emotion. So it appears he will remain with the team for the time being. That is certainly something that could come up in this week's Tribe ‘23 Recruiting and Portal Thread with our experts Josh Pick, Tim Scribble, and David Stout. They've got the details on everything you need for potential roster shakeups in both recruiting and the portal. How about the ACC champs? Did you hear about that? Your reigning national champion FSU soccer team has added another trophy to their resume as they picked up the ACC title in a really even 2-1 victory against North Carolina. Florida State has now won nine of the last 12 ACC titles. Incredible run for that program. The NCAA tourney selection show is this afternoon at 4 so it may be out already depending on when you're listening to this. Good luck going forward, Noles. Let's go back to back. Hoops season is here also as the FSU men's team opens their year tonight at 7 pm against Stetson. The FSU women already rolled through its first opponent with a 113-50 win against Bethune Cookman this morning. That'll do it for today's Noles News Now. Until next time, I'm Brian Pellerin. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Analyzing FSU, Miami -- How do Seminoles and Hurricanes stack up? Preview, breakdown, prediction feat. Adam Lichtenstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 23:40


    It's one of the greatest rivalries in athletics. Florida State Seminoles football (5-3, 3-3 ACC) and the Miami Hurricanes (4-4, 2-2 ACC) are set to etch the next chapter in the storied series between the two schools this Saturday. Currently, FSU is a 7.5-point favorite over Miami (according to DraftKings), a reflection of the Seminoles' uptick in performance this year and a disappointing debut season so far for Mario Cristobal. Last season, the Seminoles snapped a losing streak to the Hurricanes by way of a dramatic 31-28 victory in Tallahassee. This year the two face off inside Hard Rock Stadium for a primetime showdown, scheduled for a 7:30 kickoff and set to be broadcast on ABC. On this week's episode of the Line of Scrimmage, where ahead of each game this football season, we're giving you insight into Florida State's opponents from those in the know, we spoke with Hurricanes' beat writer Adam Lichtenstein of the Sun-Sentinel. Adam gives us insight into the tumultuous beginning of the Cristobal era, helps break down the Hurricanes on offense and defense, talks Miami's quarterback situation and offers a prediction for Saturday's game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU football latest -- Seminoles head to Miami as touchdown favorite, Florida State dominates Georgia Tech

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 45:24


    Fresh off the team's second bye week of the 2022 season, the Florida State Seminoles were able to thoroughly dominate the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to start their final stretch run. The Noles opened the first quarter rusty, turning the ball over on downs on their opening drive and then fumbling it away on their following possession, but Florida State was able to bounce back from there and nearly triple the Yellow Jackets in yards and double them in first downs on the way to another win. So what helped the Noles get back in the win column? And what do they still need to clean up as they head to Miami for an in-state rivalry game and in search of bowl eligibility? The Seminole Wrap crew — Brian Pellerin and Max Escarpio (without Jon Marchant who is on vacation) — break down the answer to those questions plus their predictions for the Seminoles and Hurricanes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Noles News Now: FSU favored vs. Miami, soccer set for ACC Tournament, basketball season, latest in Florida State Seminoles sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 4:21


    Welcome in to Noles News Now, your audio home for all things happening in Florida State athletics on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. A victory and record breaking  Monday for the FSU football team as they enter rivalry week. Thanks so much for tuning in. I'm Brian Pellerin on this Monday October 31st. Happy Halloween.  That record breaking effort came from the football team in a blowout win over Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets were clearly no match for FSU as evidence by the 41-16 final score. The Noles were far from perfect in the game and still dominated the yardage, first downs and of course points. Jordan Travis broke his personal passing yardage mark with 394. That was a big piece of a larger FSU historical game as this game was the third time in FSU history that they had a QB throw for 375, a running back for over 100 -- Trey Benson's 111 -- and a wide receiver over 100 with Johnny Wilson going for 111 as well.  Another big note was Fabian Lovett made his first appearance since the second game of the season. A huge piece to have back heading into rivalry week against Miami.  The Canes coming off a 4-OT 14-12 win this weekend against Virginia that saw no touchdowns. They're far from playing their best football and oddsmakers will tell you that. FSU is an 8-point favorite on this one Sunday night. We'll see if that moves during the week.  A win this week would give FSU bowl eligibility but also a nice welcome to the conference to Mario Cristobal. A statement victory could also help in some recruiting battles with the Canes. Mike Norvell and the coaching staff had plenty of potential Tribe 23 guys on campus this past week. For more on that, you can check out our recruiting and portal thread with plenty of great insight all for free.  Elsewhere on campus, FSU basketball hit with some bad news this weekend as the NCAA announced star freshman Baba Miller violated guidelines when his family received travel to and from a training camp from his native Spain to the U-S. That ruling puts Miller out of action for half the season. Miller and his family say they immediately paid back the benefits once they learned it violated NCAA rules. Athletic Director Michael Alford was none too pleased with the ruling saying the decision seems disproportionate and inconsistent in today's modern environment. Miller will continue to practice with the team so he's ready to return after his 16-game suspension.  The FSU volleyball team dropped a 4-set match to Boston College on Sunday. They'll face Clemson next on Friday.  Women's basetball dominated West Georgia 115-46 in an exhibition game.  And the No. 5 soccer team closed out their regular season with a 4-1 win over Virginia Tech.  That'll do it for today's Noles News Now. Until Wednesday, I'm Brian Pellerin. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU vs. Georgia Tech: Can Seminoles snap losing streak vs. Yellow Jackets? feat. Robert Binion of From the Rumble Seat

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 27:35


    Florida State Seminoles football (4-3, 2-3 ACC) is rested up and off its second bye of the season, looking to snap a three-game losing streak this Saturday vs. the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-4, 2-2 ACC). FSU will also be looking to snap a two-game losing streak to Georgia Tech on Saturday at noon, having lost to the Yellow Jackets off a field-goal return in 2015 and in the opening game of the Mike Norvell era in 2020. The Seminoles are currently 23-point favorites, according to DraftKings, as the Yellow Jackets look to bounce back after a 16-9 loss to the Virginia Cavaliers last Thursday. On this week's episode of the Line of Scrimmage, where ahead of each game this football season, we're giving you insight into Florida State's opponents from those in the know, we spoke with Robert Binion of our SB Nation sister site, From the Rumble Seat. Robert, who was one of the first-ever guests on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network to preview that aforementioned 2020 game, jumped on to talk about Georgia Tech's new life after firing head coach Geoff Collins, what the quarterback situation for the Yellow Jackets looks like, how the offense and defense have looked and a prediction for Saturday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can FSU the season finish strong? Will Seminoles win 9, 8 or 7 games?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 34:54


    With their bye week in the rearview mirror, the Florida State Seminoles now face five games in five weeks to close 2022 strong and build toward 2023. The bye gave them a chance to rest and reset their mindset from a 3-game losing streak. Still ahead of them, a chance to clinch their first bowl game since 2019, the state championship games, a likely ranked contest against Syracuse and a non-conference matchup with Louisiana. The Seminole Wrap crew — Brian Pellerin, Max Escarpio and Jon Marchant — discuss their expectations in each of those 5 games, how they expect Florida State to finish the season and what they need to do to get there. Could the Noles run the table and take all 5 contests? Could there be unexpected stumbles down the stretch? How will these outcomes shape Mike Norvell's tenure and Florida State's path back to the top of college football? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Noles News Now: Latest in Florida State Seminoles sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 3:32


    Welcome in to Noles News Now, your audio home for all things happening in Florida State athletics on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. Yeah, it's Monday again. But at least its an FSU game week Monday. Thanks so much for tuning in. I'm Brian Pellerin on this Monday October 24th. I hope you used the Florida State football bye week and followed the team's lead in picking up some rest and preparing for the stretch run. Mike Norvell's team got that opporunity to heal up their bodies and minds, clear that 3 game losing streak and charge toward the final 5 games of the season. That stretch run starts with Georgia Tech in Doak this weekend. Kickoff for that is at noon on the ACC Network. Florida State opened as 20.5 point favorite so oddsmakers like them to snap that losing skid and roll through the Yellow Jackets. G-T is 3-4 on the seson with those wins coming against West Carolina, Duke and Pitt. The losses to Clemson, Ole Miss, UCF and Virginia. If FSU takes care of themselves, they should be able to handle business and move one win away from bowl eligibility. Of course, that's the lowest of expectations for this team down the stretch. Fans are hoping for much more and so is our Seminole Wrap crew. Jon Marchant, Max Escarpio and myself discussed on this week's episode available today. We looked at the team's still on the schedule, gave our confidence in FSU winning, which ones we expect to give them problems -- the answer there might surprise you -- and gave our predictions for the team's final record. Again, that's on Seminole Wrap this week. Episode dropping today. A bye week also gives the coaching staff a chance to get out on the recruiting trail a bit more as well so now is a great time to check back in with our recruiting and transfer portal thread looking at the Tribe for 2023 to see where the staff was out making moves. Elsewhere, Link Jarrett got his first win as the FSU baseball coach, sorta. The Noles beat Kennesaw State in its first exhibition game of fall ball. Whole lot of midnights between now and the actual start of the year... Opening Day is February 17th against James Madison. Speaking of exhibitions! the men's basketball team also wanted to get in on the fun... they'll hold their own on Thursday against Newberry College. Admission for that one is free. Gotta like that. The women's basketball team has their first exhibition on Sunday. The soccer team got a big bounceback win yesterday defeating Pittsburgh 1-0 with a second half goal and volleyball had an excellent weekend, posting two sweeps. Those straight set wins were over Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. That'll do it for today's Noles News Now. Until Wednesday, I'm Brian Pellerin. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Offense, defense, playcalling, coaching: Analyzing FSU after 7 weeks, season predictions and expectations

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 49:03


    Florida State Seminoles football (4-3, 2-3 ACC) sits at a crossroads after losing three-straight games — an undefeated start has turned into a just-over .500 record, with FSU showcasing both frustrating self-inflicted mistakes and clear indicators of growth and progress. The Seminoles currently are in the midst of the team's second bye week of the year, taking the opportunity to regroup and refocus ahead of the final five games of the year — vs. the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, on the road vs. the Miami Hurricanes, away against the Syracuse Orange and the two home games to finish the year vs. Louisiana-Layfette and the Florida Gators. In lieu of a writer from Florida State's opponent for the week, on this week's Line of Scrimmage, we figured that the best way to look back at the past few weeks was to bring on some names from Tomahawk past. Adam Brown (CoachAB) and Trey Rowland of Xs and Noles and Noles247 jumped on to discuss the Seminoles' offense and defense, players of note and offer season predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Noles News Now: Latest in Florida State Seminoles sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 3:46


    Happy Monday and welcome in to Noles News Now, your audio home for all things happening in Florida State athletics on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. I'm your  host Brian Pellerin on this Monday October 17th. Thanks so much for joining me. I wish I was here with better news from an F-S-U sports weekend, but that's not meant  to be.  Another week turned out, brought another top 15 team to FSU's schedule and another mark in the loss column. This time it was Clemson, putting the blemish on FSU's  record. The Tigers used a huge 17 point rally late in the first half and early in the second to jump out to a big lead and never looked back. The Noles were able  to scrap their way to within 6 but never really threatened to win.  At the game's end Coach Norvell saluted the Clemson run game for the success they found with running back Will Shipley and on designed runs for DJ Uieungalelei, but  the Noles really kept Clemson in check outside of that window around halftime. So is this the beginning of the end of another unsuccessful season in Tallahass?  The Seminole Wrap crew isn't ready to write them off yet despite the 3 game losing streak. So what's gone wrong, what do they need to use the bye week for and how will  they perform the rest of the season? That's all covered on the latest episode available later today.  Next up for FSU is a home game with Georgia Tech in two weeks so they can use the bye to prepare, get some rest and heal up some injured players.  This weekend' game was also massive for the Noles recruiting efforts as football and basketball both had some primetime players on campus. For the latest on those  visits and the inside scoop our crew has on those guys, check out our latest recruiting thread. Our guys do a lot of great work and making sure you've got the latest  details on the recruits that could go a long way to getting FSU back where we want them to be so be sure to give that a read and get involved in the conversation.  Elsewhere on campus, FSU volleyball lost to No. 8 Pittsburgh in straight sets. The baseball team is a week away from their first showcase camp and women's tennis  concluded the ITA regionals with one player advancing to the singles consolation semifinals.  That'll do it for today's Noles News Now. Until Wednesday, I'm Brian Pellerin. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is FSU football still on track after three-game losing streak?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 48:08


    For a large majority of Saturday's loss, the Florida State Seminoles stood toe to toe with the Clemson Tigers. They held the Tigers' rushing attack to under four yards per carry and had plenty of success running the ball on their own. But ultimately, despite the close final score, Clemson was simply too much for Florida State. That game gives the Noles a third consecutive loss heading into their bye week and has sunk FSU's short-lived hopes of a potential run to Charlotte. Now what? Does this loss sink the direction of the season and the program as a whole? Or is it just another bumpy step on the road back to consistent competitiveness? This week, the Seminole Wrap crew — Brian Pellerin, Jon Marchant and Max Escarpio — look at what went wrong for the Noles in their current skid, why they can't seem to get over the hump, and what the goal is for the rest of Florida State's season following the bye week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    INSTANT REACTION: FSU loses to Clemson, the Seminoles fall to 4-3 after third loss of year

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 26:24


    The Florida State Seminoles lose to #4 Clemson. The Seminoles started off strong against the Clemson Tigers but after going up 14-7 they fell apart and were never able to come back after that point. Jordan Travis and the offense moved the ball well at times with a good opening drive and failed to build on that. The Clemson Tigers did not start the game well but were dominant from the second quarter on led by QB Dj Uiagalelei. The ‘Noles fall to 4-3 losing to three quality opponents in a row. FSU did come back strong to end the game with the final score being 34-28 but from the second quarter on the ‘Noles were down and could not come back to win. While the Seminoles started off 4-0 they have dropped three straight games against Wake Forest, NC State and Clemson their toughest stretch of the season has proven to be very difficult. Looking forward they have a bye week upcoming and 5 more games to end the season with one ranked opponent (Syracuse) and big games against Florida and Miami who have both struggled this season. The bare minimum expectation should be a bowl appearance but 8 to 9 wins is not an unrealistic expectation as FSU will likely be favored in 4 of their 5 final games. The offense has shown flashes at times and the defense has had moments too but they never seem to be in the same game against these more difficult opponents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU vs. Clemson breakdown: Can Seminoles upset Tigers in Tallahassee? feat. Will Harper of Shakin the Southland

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 23:43


    Two shared opponents, two different outcomes in both matchups. The ACC Atlantic has turned into one of the more competitive divisions in college football this season, with the No. 4 Clemson Tigers, No. 14 Wake Forest Demon Deacons, No. 15 NC State Wolfpack, No. 18 Syracuse Orange and Florida State all battling it out at the top. Clemson (6-0, 4-0 ACC), by way of wins over Wake and NC State, has separated itself as the leader of the pack while the rest scrap it out for pecking order. FSU (4-2, 2-2 ACC) also faced off against the Demon Deacons and Wolfpack but came up short, both frustrating losses that showcased both the steps the Seminoles still have to make in order to elevate to the conference's elite and the potential it has to belong with them. The toughest test of the season for the Seminoles now comes as they prep to host Clemson at 7:30 p.m. inside Doak Campbell Stadium. The Tigers have won six straight in the series, dating back to a 2014 thriller between the two schools that Florida State pulled off in overtime. Clemson, according to DraftKings, is currently a 3.5 point favorite over the Seminoles. To help break down the Tigers, Will Harper of our SB Nation sister site Shakin the Southland jumped on the latest episode of Line of Scrimmage to talk about Clemson's season so far, the evolution of quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, the Tigers' strengths and weaknesses on each side of the ball and a prediction for Saturday night. You can catch some of his answers below, or you can listen here or find the episode on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your shows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU football: Time to panic after two-game losing streak?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 51:25


    The Florida State Seminoles dropped their second straight game to fall to 4-2 on the season and 2-2 in the ACC. Frustrating losses to Wake Forest and NC State have FSU facing a potential 0-3 start to October as they now play host to the No. 4 Clemson Tigers this Saturday. The loss at NC State came via a second-half collapse that saw the run game struggle and quarterback Jordan Travis throw two interceptions leading to a scoreless performance from the offense. So what went wrong for Florida State to lead to that collapse, and is there reason to worry about the two-game losing streak? The Seminole Wrap crew — Brian Pellerin, Jon Marchant and Max Escarpio — discuss each of those questions and more like the choice to put the ball in the air on the final offensive play instead of playing for the field goal. Plus they look ahead to next weekend, where the Seminoles can improve to pull the upset against Clemson and give their predictions for Saturday. ---- Everything Florida State Seminoles, all the time. The Tomahawk Nation podcast channel, presented by SB Nation, features insider Seminoles recruiting, football, basketball, baseball, softball, and soccer analysis and commentary, featuring shows hosted by staff writers Tim Alumbaugh, Matt Minnick, Michael Rogner, Brian Pellerin, and Ben Meyerson, featuring contributions by Joshua Pick, David Stout, Jon Marchant, Max Escarpio and the entire Tomahawk Nation staff, produced by managing editor Perry Kostidakis. You can subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your shows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    POSTGAME INTERVIEW: Mike Norvell speaks on FSU 19-17 loss to NC State -- Seminoles go scoreless in second half

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 15:00


    Florida State Seminoles football went on the roadto Carter-Finely Stadium on Saturday to face the NC State Wolfpack. NC State has had recent success against the Noles, having won two straight vs. the Seminoles, while holding one of the nation's longest active home win streaks at 13. They pushed those streaks to 3 and 14, respectively, after a 19-17 victory against the Noles. It was an ugly game for the Seminoles in all phases, including receiver drops, injuries and defensive stops. Head coach Mike Norvell went through a rollercoaster of emotions throughout the matchup. After leading 17-3 heading into halftime, the Noles put together their worst half of the season, failing to put points on the board. Following the Noles second straight loss, Norvell spoke with the media to talk about his decisions throughout the game and what the Seminoles' plans are moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can FSU win at NC State for first time since 2016? Florida State Seminoles vs. Wolfpack breakdown, preview feat. Rob McLamb of FanNation's All Wolfpack on Sports Illustrated

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 22:01


    Florida State football hasn't won on the road vs. NC State since 2016. Since 2010, the Seminoles have won just twice inside Carter-Finley Stadium, one of the nation's most hostile home environments. Both teams are coming off their first loss of the season — FSU having fallen to the No. 15 Wake Forest Demon Deacons 31-21 and the No. 14 Wolfpack falling to the No. 5 Clemson Tigers 30-20. That group of teams (Clemson, Wake Forest, Florida State and NC State) seem to be the frontrunners in an extremely competitive ACC Atlantic, with the Seminoles, Demon Deacons and Wolfpack seeming to be jockeying for second. On this week's Line of Scrimmage, Coach Rob McLamb of FanNation's All Wolfpack on Sports Illustrated joins us to break down what he describes as a “separator game” that'll show who is truly a contender to have a significant season. He offers insight into NC State's offense and defense, names to know, and other insider analysis ahead of Saturday night's game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can FSU football bounce back, beat. NC State on the road?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 46:28


    Florida State Seminoles football, sitting at 4-1 (2-1 ACC), is looking to buck a few trends this Saturday in Raleigh. The No. 14 NC State Wolfpack present a variety of challenges to Florida State, who looking to bounce back after a 31-21 loss at home to the No. 15 Wake Forest Demon Deacons. FSU hasn't won on the road vs. NC State since 2016, has lost two straight vs. the Wolfpack, and is looking to avoid turning its first loss of the season into a two-game slide. FSU leads the all-time series vs. NC State 26-15 but the Wolfpack have won five of their last six games against the Seminoles. So can Florida State pull off an upset on the road? What are the main takeaways from FSU's loss to the Demon Deacons? What is more of a threat — NC State's offense or defense? Max Escarpio, Jon Marchant and Perry Kostidakis discuss on the latest episode of the Seminole Wrap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU is 3-point underdog to NC State, Seminoles soccer beats Miami -- latest Florida State Seminoles sports updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 5:31


    Hello everyone, happy Monday and welcome to Noles News Now, the latest in Florida State Seminoles sports, brought to you by Tomahawk Nation. I'm your host Perry Kostidakis — let's jump right in. FSU football is turning its attention towards NC State after dropping its first game of the year and falling out of the top 25. The Seminoles couldn't overcome a sloppy first half in a comeback bid against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and now will have to try to steal one on the road vs. the Wolfpack, who are coming off a top 10 loss to Clemson. Right now, DraftKings has NC State as a 3-point favorite over FSU, which actually is pretty favorable towards the Seminoles — you assume about a 3-point cushion for home teams, so in Vegas' eyes, this is a relative toss-up. Seminoles will have their hands full, especially with Wolfpack quarterback Devin Leary who is one of the conference's best, but the team is going to be chomping at the bit to redeem itself after the performance against Wake. That game vs. NC State is set for an 8 p.m. kickoff, it'll be broadcast on the ACC Network. On the soccer front, No. 7 FSU remained undefeated after notching a 1-0 victory over Miami Hurricanes on Saturday — you can read a full recap on Tomahawk Nation. Up next for the defending national champions is a tough stretch of conference opponents — No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers, No. 16 Notre Dame, No. 4 Duke Blue Devils and then No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels. FSU has put together one of the country's best offenses and a defense that has only allowed 4 goals in 10 games, and now it's going to get a chance to prove itself as it seeks a repeat title. Volleyball beat North Carolina in a five-set thriller to advance to 10-5 on the season and 2-2 in conference play — the Seminoles now face off against Miami this Wednesday. FSU sits No. 20 in RPI while the Hurricanes, who are 11-3 on the season, sit at No. 14. Those are the main big things of the day — thank you for listening and supporting us — if you want more of something we're doing, if you want us to change anything up, please please either leave a comment on the website or in a review. Thank you again for listening — we'll see you next time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU loses to Wake Forest -- Seminoles struggle on offense, defense in first loss of season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 6:12


    The last time Wake Forest had a three-game winning streak over Florida State in football was 2008 — also the same year that the two teams met for the first time as ranked opponents. The second iteration of a top 25 game ended up just as unpleasant for FSU, with the No. 23 Seminoles failing to overcome a poor first half and falling to No. 23 Wake Forest 31-21. FSU was a six-point favorite. FSU mustered just 7 points in the first two quarters of the game, sputtering on offense after an 83-yard touchdown drive to start the contest. Its inability to stay on the field was coupled by an inability on the defense's part to get off it — at halftime, the Demon Deacons were seven-of-12 on third, a large reason behind its 21-7 lead. Florida State came out firing in the second half, managing to cut the lead to a touchdown early in the fourth, but Wake Forest managed to drive 75 yards to more or less put the game away with just under four minutes left. The Demon Deacons had four drives of 70+ yards, scoring points on all of them. It was obvious early on that FSU was sincerely missing the talents of defensive lineman Fabien Lovett and offensive lineman Robert Scott, both of whom would have made a major difference in attacking and defending a Wake line that came to play on both sides of the ball. Kicker Ryan Fitzgerald, who has struggled this season, was zero-for-two on the day. The loss is Florida State's fourth straight as a ranked team (2018 Virginia Tech, 2017 NC State, 2017 Alabama) and likely will push the Seminoles out of the poll once more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU vs. Wake Forest: How do Seminoles, Demon Deacons matchup? feat. Cam Lemons

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 18:40


    Welcome to the Line of Scrimmage, where ahead of each game this football season, we're giving you insight into Florida State's opponents from those in the know. This week, we welcome Cam Lemons from our SB Nation sister site Blogger So Dear, as No. 22 Florida State Seminoles football is set to take on the No. 23 Wake Forest Demon Deacons, the first of three ranked matchups for FSU. Wake is coming off a thriller vs. Clemson, coming up just short in an upset bid vs. the Tigers. Quarterback Sam Hartman has returned to form as one of the conference's better passes and while the Demon Deacons have struggled a bit to dominate on defense, are still heading into the matchup as a difficult matchup for a Seminoles team still trying to solidify its return to consistent competitiveness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU is ranked, undefeated and now the hard part starts -- Seminoles football breakdown, season projections

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 52:28


    Florida State Seminoles football is off to its best start in seven years, having just blown out the Boston College Eagles in front of a sold-out crowd to start 4-0 (2-0 ACC) for the first time since 2015. FSU also has a number next to its name for the first time since the 2018 season opener, earning a No. 23/22 ranking (AP/Coaches Poll) heading into this week's matchup vs. No. 22/21 Wake Forest. It's the first of three straight games against top 25 opponents, with No. 10 NC State and No. 5 Clemson the next two matchups on the schedule. It'll be a true indicator of where the Seminoles are in head coach Mike Norvell's third season — have they taken a step to be pretty good, or have they exceeded expectations there? On this week's Seminole Wrap, the trio break down what has made Florida State so good so far in 2022, what the next few weeks of the season could look like and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU recruiting, official visitor list breakdown -- Florida State Seminoles vs. Boston College Eagles

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 22:14


    The Florida State Seminoles are on a hot streak on the recruiting trail this week, having landed commitments from 5-star WR Hykeem Williams and 4-star LB Blake Nichelson. As the ‘Noles square off against the Boston College Eagles Saturday night (8:00 pm EST, ACC Network), they'll have an impressive cadre of visitors in attendance across the 2023, 2024, 2025, and even 2026 recruiting classes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    INSTANT REACTION: FSU gets 5-star WR commit -- what does Hykeem Williams bring to Seminoles?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 15:10


    Two blue-chip commits in one week. Just a few days after Florida State Seminoles football secured a pledge from four-star California linebacker Blake Nichelson, head coach Mike Norvell and staff earned a commitment from four-star receiver Hykeem Williams. An instant boost to a 2023 Florida State recruiting class that continues to climb, Williams' commitment is just the latest bit of momentum for the Seminoles on the trail. Florida State put every bit of effort into recruiting the Fort Lauderdale prospect, finally earning his confidence with a 3-0 start to the season. Williams chose the Seminoles over the Texas A&M Aggies, Pittsburgh Panthers, Miami Hurricanes, and Georgia Bulldogs. What kind of athlete is Florida State getting? How does Williams project out at the collegiate level? What went into the Seminoles' landing the receiver? Three Stars break down Williams' game as well as what it means for FSU on the latest episode of the Florida State of Recruiting podcast. Florida State Recruiting Class of 2023 (click on names for links to commitment articles) RUNNING BACK: 4 star Samuel Singleton Jr. (FL) WIDE RECEIVER: 3 star Darren “Goldie” Lawrence (FL) WIDE RECEIVER: 3 star Vandrevius Jacobs (FL) OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star Lucas Simmons (FL) OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star Roderick Kearney (FL) DEFENSIVE END: 4 star Lamont “Boots” Green, Jr. (FL) DEFENSIVE END: 3 star JUCO Jaden Jones (AL) DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: 3 star Tavion Gadson (GA) DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star Keldric Faulk (AL) DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star Keith Sampson, Jr. (NC) LINEBACKER: 4 star Blake Nichelson (CA) LINEBACKER: 3 star DeMarco Ward (GA) DEFENSIVE BACK/ATHLETE: 3 star Quindarrius Jones (MS) DEFENSIVE BACK: 3 star Ja'Bril Rawls (FL) DEFENSIVE BACK: 3 star Kenton “KJ” Kirkland (FL) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU vs. Boston College breakdown -- Seminoles favored by 17 over Eagles

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 19:28


    Welcome to the Line of Scrimmage, where ahead of each game this football season, we're giving you insight into Florida State's opponents from those in the know. This week, we welcome Curtis Flannery from our SB Nation sister site BC Interruption to give us some insight on the Boston College Eagles. BC is 1-2 on the season, having secured a 38-17 win vs. Maine but falling to Rutgers 22-21 and Virginia Tech 27-10. While the Eagles return big names on offense in quarterback Phil Jurkovec, receiverZay Flowers and running back Pat Garwo, they've struggled to adjust along the trenches on both offense and defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    INSTANT REACTION: FSU lands blue-chip linebacker Blake Nichelson -- what does commitment mean for Seminoles?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 13:48


    Mike Norvell's Florida State Seminoles football program got a big boost late Tuesday evening when four-star linebacker Blake Nichelson committed to FSU over the Oregon Ducks. Nichelson, who plays both ways in high school was a priority target for the Noles at a position of need and could portend an amazing week on the trail for Florida State with five-star wide receiver prospect Hykeem Williams set to announce his college choice on Friday. The Three Stars discuss Nichelson's game and whether or not he can make an early impact in Tallahassee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Seminoles are 3-0 -- how big was FSU's win over Louisville? Plus previewing Seminoles vs. Boston College

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 56:57


    The Florida State Seminoles moved to 3-0 on the young season with a 35-31 victory on the road Friday night against the Louisville Cardinals, doing so as injuries forced many of their star players to the sideline. After Jordan Travis left the game with an apparent leg injury, backup QB Tate Rodemaker struggled but came out in the second half clicking with wide receiver Johnny Wilson en route to two 4th quarter touchdowns and a Florida State victory. So where does the team go from here potentially without Travis, defensive end Jared Verse and other starters? The Seminole Wrap crew — Brian Pellerin, Jon Marchant and Max Escarpio — celebrate the Noles big victory, look ahead to the Boston College game this weekend and what could be coming if those players aren't able to return to 100% soon. Plus, stick around at the end of the podcast for a fun look behind the curtain for the voicemail, Brian left for our producer Perry after Friday's celebration. How ‘bout those Noles? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Noles News Now: FSU favored by 16 vs. BC, soccer wins 6-0, volleyball wins -- latest Seminoles sports updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 5:04


    Happy Monday and welcome in to Noles News Now, your audio home for all things happening in Florida State athletics on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. I'm your host Brian Pellerin on this Monday September 19th. Thanks so much for joining me as we enter another game week with an F-S-U victory. After going into Louisville and grabbing a 35-31 win, Florida State is 3-0 for the first time since 2015. The Noles doing so with Jordan Travis, Jared Verse and others watching from the sideline after getting injured in the contest. Still not enough to stop this team. So how was FSU able to pull it off? Listen to this week's SeminoleWrap podcast featuring myself, Jon Marchant and Max Escarpio available today wherever you hear my voice right now as we answer that question, I try to get this deemed the Tate Rodemaker game and we look at how FSU will fair going forward if they are forced to play without those guys. All right now on this week's Seminole Wrap podcast. The first answer to how they'll do will be a bit clearer on Monday when Mike Norvell meets with the media to kickoff Boston College game week. He may be unlikely to share many details, but it'll be the first chance to hear from the head coach on those injuries though he may be vague on real updates until Saturday when they actually play against BC. The Noles are currently 16-point favorites against the Eagles so oddsmakers are confident they'll be fine if those guys do miss time. This is the first time FSU is a double-digit favorite since the 2020 season opener against Georgia Tech and their largest spread since 2016 against Syracuse. If you're going to be in Tallahassee this weekend, you've got a chance to help our Dillan Gibbons and his biggest fan Timothy Donovan. We've shared the story of their friendship before as Gibbons has been a champion for Donovan and his family through his big man big heart efforts. This week is Donovan's 20th birthday so Dillan is inviting fans to stop by their tent on the legacy walk for a slice of cake and help out his NIL efforts to continue giving to charitable efforts. Couple things to watch on the recruiting trail this week as two highly rated recruits will make their college decisions. Linebacker Blake Nichelson will hold his commitment ceremony on Tuesday. Then on Friday, it'll be wide receiver Hykeem Williams announcing his decision. Noles are in the running for both guys so keep an eye out for both of those guys. Elsewhere on campus, the FSU soccer team beat Boston College 6-0 on Saturday. They've now scored 5 or more goals in each of their last four games. Next up is a home match on Thursday night against Louisville. And the volleyball team won in straight sets against UAB this weekend. They'll open conference play at home on Friday against Notre Dame at 6:30. That'll do it for this week's Noles News Now. As always, please follow, rate, and review the show if you like what you hear. It helps us out a lot and allows us to continue bringing you the content we do every day. Including this podcast that you can catch three times a week — Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. So until Wednesday, I'm Brian Pellerin. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU beats Louisville, is 3-0 for the first time since 2015 -- Florida State Seminoles instant reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 27:49


    Florida State Seminoles football overcame a rash of injuries, a hostile crowd and self-inflicted wounds to leave its ACC opener vs. the Louisville Cardinals victorious, securing a 35-31 victory inside Cardinal Stadium. FSU battled back from a deficit on the scoreboard as well as in the momentum, with backup quarterback Tate Rodemaker rising to the occasion following Jordan Travis' departure due to injury. Wide receiver Johnny Wilson put together one of the most impressive wide receiver performances in recent history, going for 149 yards and two touchdowns. The Seminoles' also held sturdy on defense, getting gashed a few times by Louisville's Malik Cunningham but making plays when it needed to — namely a game-sealing interception from Kevin Knowles. To break down FSU's victory, what it means for the program and what lies next for the Seminoles, Tim Scribble, Matt Minnick and Juan Montalvo jumped on to record an instant reaction for the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can FSU stop Malik Cunningham? Will Louisville be able to handle Seminoles rushing attack? -- Florida State vs. Louisville Cardinals preview feat. John Powell of Card Chronicle

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 25:36


    Welcome to the Line of Scrimmage, where ahead of each game this football season, we're giving you insight into Florida State's opponents from those in the know. This week, we spoke with John Powell of our SB Nation sister site, Card Chronicle, to get a first-hand look into the Louisville Cardinals as Florida State football gets set to start ACC play. John gives us some analysis on the Cardinals' season so far, how quarterback Malik Cunnigham has fared through two games, what causes concern in Louisville's run game and more. You can read some of his answers here: Louisville rolls into Friday's game with a 1-1 record. From a non-Louisville insider perspective, I think most of us thought the Cardinals would be 2-0 at this point. What has been the main problem so far in the early season for Louisville? I'm not sure if you're familiar with the cinematic masterpiece of Black Sheep, but there's a scene where Chris Farley is falling down a hill like for a long duration of time and then at the end he's like, “what the heck was that?” and that was basically watching the Syracuse game. The staff made it very clear in the offseason that they wanted Malik to focus on improving as a pocket pocket passer — going through his progressions and that kind of stuff — and they were limiting some of his abilities with running. In the spring they came out and flat out said don't run the ball, and honestly, he came out in the first game and it looked like he hadn't run the ball in 10 months. Syracuse held him to like 2.6 yards of carry or something like that. Malik Cunningham is not a pro quarterback prospect — he might be able to play at the next level at a different position, but I don't think that he is at that caliber. Maybe I'm wrong. But I don't think there's any type of development that they could have done this offseason that would have elevated him to becoming that caliber. I think it's really just it hurt the team in general with the way they kind of came out. And we saw the the effects of that on UCF when Satterfield came out later and said, like, “yeah, we just gotta let him be him and play his game.” And then he goes for 120 yards. Jumping over to the defensive side of the ball, Louisville's defense has struggled so far against the run, allowing over 200 yards per game. What's been the biggest culprit so far in Louisville's run defense? They're not creating havoc, they're not getting into the backfield, they're not creating pressures and then that just opens up the game for all types of runs. It's like okay, they're alright, but we're not seeing any superstars. The big offseason push was to boost the secondary because that was they were just getting torched.  Finally, what's your general feeling for the game? The last time FSU started 2-0 in a season, their third game was the Lamar Jackson Heisman ceremony game. What's your confidence level for Friday night? I know Florida State's in some down years by based on their standard, but every time we play, I just always have this in the back of my mind, like, “man, it's Florida State, it's gonna be a challenge.” Even if Louisville has maybe the superior team on paper, I always feel like it's just going to be a dogfight. Before the season started, I think I picked this one as a win. But what I've seen from the Cardinals' offense so far, just doesn't give me a lot of confidence heading into this contest. Florida State is going to just run the football with probably a fair amount of success, if I had to guess and so it's going to be up to the offense to keep up with what Florida State's doing. And I don't know if they have the the guys to do it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can FSU go 3-0, beat Louisville? How does the rest of the ACC look?: Florida State Seminoles football latest

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 37:05


    The Florida State Seminoles enter a new game week against the Louisville Cardinals after enjoying their Week 2 bye week. The chance to rest their bodies and heal up for conference play ahead came at a great time as college football entered full blown chaos. Louisville narrowly escaped a trip to UCF. Former Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M lost to Appalachian State. Notre Dame dropped their home opener to Marshall. Meanwhile in the ACC, defending conference champion Pitt lost to Tennessee, Boston College dropped to 0-2 and Clemson's offense continued to look underwhelming as the conference looks wide open. This week the Seminole Wrap crew — Brian Pellerin, Jon Marchant and Max Escarpio — discuss what they saw from Louisville's performance against UCF, what's going on with Jimbo as he's off to a rough start in Year 5(!) in College Station and how open the ACC could be for Florida State to grab the wheel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Noles News Now: FSU starts ACC play, soccer wins 5-0 again, Florida State Seminoles sports news, updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 4:39


    Happy Friday and welcome in to Noles News Now, your audio home for all things happening in Florida State athletics on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. I'm your host Brian Pellerin on this Monday, September 12th. Thanks so much for joining me as we enter a new game week for the Noles after the bye. Florida State will travel to Louisville for its first ACC game this week. Remember this is a Friday night game as the Cardinals try to run their program like a high school team for some reason. That means it will be Friday Night Lights for the Noles and if you missed it over the weekend, they'll do it in the debut of their-white uniforms. White helmets. White jerseys. White pants. FSU going for the clean look as they head into a sea of cardinal red. That look is not impressing oddsmakers thought as this game opens as a pick em so it's a coin toss in the eyes of Vegas. If FSU gets that coin to land on them, they'll be headed for their first ranking since preseason 2018. The Noles landed just outside the top 25 again in both the coaches and polls this week. A road win against a conference foe should be enough to push them into that number. They weren't expected to leap in with the bye week but had a chance with the chaos that unfolded around them. Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M's loss to App State was the headliner. But Notre Dame also lost to Marshall at home. Florida lost to Kentucky. Pitt lost to Tennessee and many more in the top 25. It was a bloodbath and even some of the ACC teams that won didn't look all that great. The aforementioned Louisville escaped Orlando with a narrow win over UCF. Clemson's offense looked rough. Boston College continues to slide to open the year. The ACC could be open for the taking. So can FSU be a player for it? We discuss what's wrong with Jimbo as he struggles in Year 5 in College Station and of course, we preview Florida State Louisville as well on this week'sSeminole Wrap podcast. You can find that in the Tomahawk Nation podcast feed or on Tomahawk Nation dot com. This week also meant the return of the NFL season and the headliner was Jameis Winston who led the Saints (WHO DAT) on a miraculous comeback win against the Falcons. Down 16 in the 4th to win it in the final seconds. Two long TD drives and a game-winning field goal drive in the final seconds. A more recent FSU star Jermaine Johnson made his debut Sunday for the Jets getting a sack of Lamar Jackson, who isn't an easy guy to bring down. Lamar's Ravens won, but congrats to Jermaine on his first career sack. The FSU soccer team posted their third consecutive 5-0 win on Sunday against Rice in Houston. Next for the Noles is a trip to Boston College on Friday. Meanwhile, the softball team started fall practice this week as they get ready for their spring season. Two beach volleyball players - Carra Sassack and Alexis Durish earned AVCAAll-American First Team honors. Arden Besecker and Chloe Charles received honorable mentions. And lastly, the men's golf team broke two program records scoring a team total of 261 in the 2nd round of the Maui Jim Invitational. Noles ended up with a third-place finish in the event. That'll do it for this week's Noles News Now. As always, please follow, rate, and review the show if you like what you hear. It helps us out a lot and allows us to continue bringing you the content we do every day. Including this podcast that you can catch three times a week — Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. So until Wednesday, I'm Brian Pellerin. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU has a 94% chance of making a bowl, soccer gets another 5-0 win and more -- latest in Seminoles sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 6:04


    Happy Friday and welcome in to Noles News Now, your audio home for all things happening in Florida State athletics on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. I'm your host Brian Pellerin this Friday, September 9th. Thanks so much for joining me and a quick thank you to Perry for covering the last few episodes for me while I dealt with a family emergency. This Friday is unfortunately not a football Friday for FSU. The Noles will get a chance to heal their bodies with a bye week after their first 2-0 start since 2016.The next game on the docket is Louisville the following Friday and if you're interested in a sneak peak of the Cardinals, they're in action tonight... this Friday against UCF. That game is in Orlando at 7:30 Eastern tonight on ESPN2. Louisville is looking to avoid an 0-2 start themselves after a blow out loss to Syracuse a week ago. UCF is a 5.5-point favorite. A Louisville loss could really quiet the crowd for next week's game in Louisville. Something to keep an eye on. If FSU is able to get the win next week, they'll already be halfway to bowl eligibility, but ESPN's football power index likes their chances to go bowling already. TheFPI gives them a 94.2% chance to reach a bowl game with a projection of 7.7 wins and a 4.2% chance to win the division. That would be their first bowl game since 2019.A big reason for their growth will be this strong d-line especially the emergence of Jared Verse. The Albany transfer's impressive Week 1 was enough to land him onPro Football Focus' All-Defensive Team for the week. The win over LSU will likely prove dividends in recruiting as well with a lot of recruits in attendance including 2024 five-star RB Kam Davis who was rocking garnet and gold attire in the Superdome. The Noles commit has also received an invite to the All-American Bowl. One of the big names left on the 2023 board for the Noles is4-star linebacker Blake Nichelson, who just announced his commitment date on September 20th. That's next Wednesday. Nichelson will choose between FSU, Oregon, and UCLA live on Youtube. Elsewhere on campus, the FSU soccer team rattled off another dominant victory, posting a 5-0 dub on Florida Gulf Coast. The FSU volleyball team has posted its 5thstraight win en route to its best start since 2014. And the FSU men's golf team is set to open its year with the Maui Jim Intercollegiate around 1 pm on Friday. If you're unsure how to spend this first bye week and looking for games to watch, check out my picks article on Tomahawk Nation as well. I along with anybody who wants to play along in the comments will give picks to the 10 games I think are the best to watch this week. Some of the ones highlighted this week — Alabama at Texas, the return of Sam Hartman for Wake Forest at Vanderbilt, Baylor at BYU, Appalachian State visiting Texas A&M, Kentucky at Florida, and many more. It's all for fun and takes like 2 seconds to hammer out your picks. You can join in on the fun on Tomahawk Nation dot com and we use the comments to talk about the games as they happen as well. That'll do it for this week's Noles News Now. As always, please follow, rate and review the show if you like what you hear. It helps us out a lot and allows us to continue bringing you the content we do every day. Including this podcast that you can catch three times a week — Monday, Wednesday and Friday. So until Monday, I'm Brian Pellerin. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU beats LSU in thriller: Are the Seminoles legit? Did Jordan Travis take next step?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 46:58


    The Florida State Seminoles are 2-0 for the first time since 2016 following their thrilling win against LSU in the Allstate Louisiana Kickoff. For much of the game, the Seminoles looked dominant. At the end, it was much closer than they'd have liked. So which team is the real Florida State? How good can this team be? Has Jordan Travis truly taken that next step? What allowed the defense to hold LSU in check for so long? And, dare we ask, is Florida State back? The Seminole Wrap crew — Brian Pellerin, Jon Marchant and Max Escarpio — breakdown the good, bad and more from Florida State this weekend including that incredible garnet and gold crowd in the Superdome and FSU's hopes of contending for bowl eligibility, the division title and potentially the conference championship. Are the Seminoles ready to take that leap? Find out on this week's episode of the Seminole Wrap podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU recruiting latest -- Seminoles add 4-star running back to roster, visitors for Noles vs. LSU and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 33:22


    Coming off a dominant victory over Duquesne, the Florida State Seminoles are headed to New Orleans to face off against the LSU Tigers. Labor Day weekend is nearly here, and the Three Stars are celebrating with a new podcast! The guys first discuss the newest name on the roster, Penn State transfer running back Caziah Holmes. What makes him special, and what does his addition mean for the running back unit? Next, Josh breaks down some high school junior names to know, as September 1 was the first day that coaches may communicate with prospects in the 2024 class. The Three Stars close out the podcast by discussing a very important sideline visitor for this Sunday's game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU vs. LSU: How do the Seminoles stack up with the Tigers? Preview, prediction, breakdown with Zach Junda

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 33:41


    Welcome to the Line of Scrimmage, the latest show on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. Ahead of each game this football season, we're giving you insight into Florida State's opponents from those in the know. This week, we welcome Zach Junda, who is the site manager of our LSU SB Nation sister site, And The Valley Shook. We spoke with him about how the Tigers match up with the Seminoles this season, the names to know on each side of the ball for LSU, how the two teams are almost mirror images of each other and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU starts 1-0 -- can the Seminoles beat LSU in New Orleans?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 53:15


    The Florida State Seminoles are 1-0 for the first time since 2016 after dominating the Duquesne Dukes, 47-7, on the backs of an overwhelming rushing attack. Now, the Seminoles turn their attention to adding to that total next week in New Orleans with a primetime showdown against the LSU Tigers. This week, the Seminole Wrap crew — Brian Pellerin, Jon Marchant and Max Escarpio — give their takeaways from Florida State's win, all the good, bad (as little as there was), and more. They also look ahead to next Sunday's game against LSU. Who will be the Tigers' starting quarterback? Can the Noles keep up the running game going against LSU's formidable front? How will FSU's defense match up against the Tigers' deep wide receiving corps? And most importantly, does the Seminole Wrap crew think Florida State will put another W in the record column? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU opens season with 47-7 win over Duquesne — running backs set Seminoles school record

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 22:19


    Florida State Seminoles football earned its first season-opening win since 2016 on Saturday, taking down the Duquesne Dukes 47-7 inside Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. It was a fantastic showing by the running back room, with the Seminoles setting a school record by having three players (Treshaun Ward, Trey Benson and Lawrance Toafili) record at least 100 rushing yards. All six of the Seminoles touchdowns came on the ground, with quarterback Jordan Travis and true freshman Rodney Hill also ending the end zone. With no turnovers forced and just one sack, there weren't any “wow” plays from the defense, but statistically FSU got the job done, only allowing a score following a 50-yard interception return off an errant Tate Rodemaker throw. So what takeaways are there from the 40-point win? Immediately after the game wrapped up, we hit a live stream to offer instant reaction and analysis from the Seminoles' season debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU football 2022 season look-ahead, Seminoles vs. Duquesne discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 46:34


    The Florida State Seminoles football season is here. Doak-Campbell Stadium reopens for the first time in 9 months tomorrow with the Week Zero contest against Duquesne. The Noles are huge favorites, as expected, against the Dukes and should open the season 1-0 for the first time in 6 years heading into next week's marquee, primetime matchup against LSU in New Orleans. With anticipation building and expectations rising, the Seminole Wrap crew — Brian Pellerin, Jon Marchant and producer Perry Kostidakis — give their overlook at the season. What are the main takeaways from the first depth chart? Who are their MVPs for each side of the ball? Who are the other breakout candidates? And what are realistic win-loss possibilities for the Seminoles this season? The crew answers all that and more on this week's bonus episode of Seminole Wrap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU vs. Duquesne Dukes breakdown, preview -- Seminoles season opener analysis feat. Brad Everett of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 26:03


    Welcome to the Line of Scrimmage. Ahead of each game this football season, we're giving you insight into Florida State's opponents from those in the know. This week, we welcome Brad Everett, who covers sports at all levels as a reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Seminoles open the season against the Duquesne Dukes, who have found a relative standard of success in the Northeast Conference on the FCS level. Duquesne is coming off of a 7-3 season that included their first win over an FBS opponent. The Dukes are preseason second in the Northeast Conference, can you speak to the overall success of the program under head coach Jerry Schmidt? Is there a particular area that Schmidt has excelled in during his tenure? Brad Everett: They've just been consistent. I mean, ever since he's been there. You know, this is a program that you know, I mean, I'm sure not a lot of your readers or listeners are very familiar with Duquesne athletics. But I mean, up until, you know, up until 1993, this was the division three program. You know, they weren't even at the division two level. They've only had two coaches since 1993. Jerry Schmidt's been at Duquesne for 18 years, he's actually longer tenured than Mike Tomlin is here in Pittsburgh. On offense, the Dukes enter the season with the always favorite quarterback competition. Do you have a pulse on how this completion shakes out and also some background on Joe Mischler and Darius Perrantes? Brad Everett: Yeah, they're in a unique situation. And, you know, it's not a case, you know, some schools are still trying to, you know, are still trying to figure out how to have one decent quarterback but you know, Duquesne has, you know, not only to decent ones, but two good ones. Both of those guys, you know, have good arms can move. Not your traditional, like dual-threat guys, like, they're not gonna, you know, be doing these 20 - 30 yards runs that Jordan Travis might be pulling off or something, but they can both play and they both have experience under their belt. Switching to defense, the name that sticks out islinebacker Todd Hill. If you could give some details to the listeners on him and also the base defensive formation that Duquesne runs? Brad Everett: This is a team that's been strong defensively in recent years. They went out and they got a new defensive coordinator this year. They went out and got a guy named Mike Craig, who was previously defensive coordinator at IUP up here in the area, a really strong division two program and so he's bringing that three, four defense over there. Todd Hill, he played at a local high school, Still Valley High School, was the day one starter there his freshman year and was just a kid that just produced and produced and produced throughout his career, just made plays every time you saw him. And it's like, man, like this dude, you know, this dude is good enough to play, you know, he can go anywhere. He, I mean, he can go anywhere he wants in college, but there's the size issue, he's not very tall. And you know, and that's what you'll get a lot of these FCS schools, you know, guys that if they were three or four inches taller, they'd be playing on ACC teams. he's going to be playing more of an edge position this year, and they're going to try to deploy him in a lot of different ways. They're gonna try to keep offensive coordinators guessing as far as where he's gonna line up at on defense, but they expect him to have a really, really big year.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FSU HC Mike Norvell, coordinators preview Seminoles season opener vs. Duquesne Dukes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 60:45


    Florida State Seminoles football is just days away from its season opener. FSU is kicking off the year in “Week 0,” an early start to the 2022 season at home vs. the Duquesne Dukes. The Seminoles are looking to start 1-0 for the first time under head coach Mike Norvell and for the first time as a program since a 2016 win vs. Ole Miss in Orlando. Norvell mentioned in the final days of preseason camp that the team had already begun the early stages of game prep and now, with camp over and the focus fully on the Dukes, he's eager to see his team rise to the opportunity. “We blew it out of the water from years past. I love the competitiveness we saw from our team and I'm really excited about the opportunity we have ahead,” he said during Monday's season-opening press conference, adding that quarterback Jordan Travis has shown a great improvement throughout fall camp. He mentioned that having an extra week of practice really benefited the team, “I love it. It really added to the sense of urgency, we started a week earlier one of the things that was a benefit is that today was the first day of school. we were able to get an extra week of camp.” Offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Alex Atkins, defensive coordinator Adam Fuller as well as special teams coordinator and defensive ends coach John Papuchis all took the podium today to preview the start of the Seminoles' season, speaking on the progress of the team in all phases of the game. Atkins mentioned the position changes on the offensive line and what makes his group unique in regards to depth, “We have true competition where, even there is a depth chart out there, guys are still fighting for those opportunities,” adding that having multiple players cross trained has benefited the team, “Having multiple guys that can go in there and not have that drop-off be steep. Just more competition, I think guys have grown a lot more just answering the bell.” Fuller went over how well he felt his team transitioned from spring to fall camp with the new practice rules in place “Felt really good from spring to the summer to fall camp. Kinda three different sections with new rules and our access to the players. It was the first in my tenure I've had a smooth transition from spring into summer.” John Papuchis spoke about his own evaluation of last season and evaluation throughout the course of spring and fall camp saying that they looked at what they could do better and focused on that. “At the end of every season especially when things don't go as planned in a lot of cases there is a critical self-evaluation from everything to how we teach the fundamentals and what we're doing schematically and after you go through that evaluation you kinda step back and say ‘what do we like about what we did and how we can do better?'” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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