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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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    FSU football recruiting: Mock class for 2022, predictions, projections

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 35:01

    Mike Norvell's Florida State Seminoles are looking for bowl eligibility this Saturday when they meet the reeling Florida Gators in Gainesville, Florida. FSU took down the hated Miami Hurricanes in dramatic fashion in Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee and followed that victory up by holding on to defeat the Boston College Eagles in chilly Boston last weekend. Can they make it three in a row and go 2-0 against in-state rivals? The Three Stars are back with a special Thanksgiving podcast, because we are thankful for YOU! This Florida State of Recruiting podcast discusses David's recent Mock Class 2.0 in more detail. Who is FSU trending for, and who might land elsewhere? The guys break it all down for you right here. Need a break from family? Gators or Canes taking up space at your table? Tryptophan got you in a sleepy stupor after too much turkey? Your favorite recruiting team has your back! The Florida State of Recruiting (FSoR) Podcast features the Three Stars: Josh Pick, Tim Alumbaugh, and David Stout. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    FSU football: Previewing Florida State vs. Boston College -- breakdown, prediction

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 53:35

    Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley seemed to have struck gold in his second year in Chestnut Hill. The Eagles raced out to a 4-0 start behind quarterback Phil Jurkovec, who looked to be one of the better QBs in college football. However, an early injury to their star QB led to them dropping their first four games in ACC conference play but things are back on the rise for BC. Jurkovec has returned and they're riding a two-game winning streak going into this weekend. While BC is playing some of their best football as of late, this is a winnable game for the Florida State Seminoles. FSU Keys to Success Offense Take advantage of their undersized defensive line and slow linebackers in the running game Win with man beater concepts on the outside Give Jordan Travis space to scramble if BC's man coverage is carrying defenders downfield Stay on the field and keep the ball out of Jurkovec's hands Defense Limit the damage that Jurkovec's favorite target Zay Flowers can do Shut down their zone heavy running game Stay patient in the secondary against their play-action shot plays Conclusions FSU has a big chance to continue this late-season turnaround this weekend. So if you want to be the best-prepared fan you can be, join Kevin Little and AB from the Triple Option as they show what some of these concepts look like in action. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    FSU football vs. Miami: Breaking down Seminoles' big win over Hurricanes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 84:56

    The Florida State Seminoles defeated the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 31-28. The Seminoles came out firing in the first half and they jumped out to a 17-0 lead off of the back of a few big turnovers. Miami cut the gap to 20-7 before the half. In the third quarter, Miami managed to continue building on their momentum, taking the lead going into the final quarter. However, FSU fought back and managed to get the lead with only a few seconds left on the clock to close out the rivalry victory. A few things stood out about this game. Offense The offense's gameplan was comprehensive and built upon itself The counter-action by the line played with the eyes of Miami's defense and opened up running lanes Miami made adjustments in the second half to blow up the counter run and slow down FSU's rushing attack Defense The defensive line dominated and allowed the linebackers to play more out in space The safeties played aggressive and low to take away Miami's bread and butter glance route There are some real solid young pieces on the secondary between Brownlee, Cooper, and Knowles If you want a chance to see how some of these concepts played out on the field or just want to rewatch a big rivalry victory for FSU then join the guys from the Triple Option as they take a deep dive into the film. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    FSU football: How will Seminoles win vs. Miami translate to recruiting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 59:27


    Mike Norvell's Florida State Seminoles beat Manny Diaz's Miami Hurricanes in dramatic fashion Saturday evening at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, and the game did more than change the win/loss column for both programs—it had massive recruiting implications, as well. The Three Stars are back and reveling in Miami's misery! This Florida State of Recruiting podcast is PACKED with info, including: Thoughts from the guys on the Miami victory A detailed breakdown on each 2022 official visitor, based on the TimScribble Tiered System of Likelihood to Commit to FSU (TM) A comprehensive rundown on unofficial visitors from the 2022, 2023, and 2024 classes, and names you need to know (you don't want to miss this!) A look into the future and what December could bring Tim gets to show more love to Travis Hunter and Chris Parson. David gets feisty and speaks in absolutes (a rarity!) andJosh drops more nuggets than Chick-fil-A. It's all here, and it's 100% free (disclaimer: the waffle fries are extra). --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message


    FSU football vs. Miami: Preview, breakdown, prediction

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 5:10

    There was a point in time where many believed that Miami Hurricane head coach Manny Diaz had completely lost control of his locker room and of their season. While the season still isn't what many expected from the ‘Canes, they've found themselves in a little groove. They've won their last three ACC matches against two of the top three teams in the conference and a lot of that has to do with Tyler Van Dyke who seems to have cemented himself as their quarterback of the future. If you are a visual learner there is a short video with in-game film discussing all of the bullet points listed below. Offense Lost QB D'eriq King early- Van Dyke has stepped up and filled his shoes nicely Very RPO heavy offense Predicated on finding and exploiting one-on-one matchups Receiver Charleston Rambo and running back Jaylan Knighton are dangerous in space Troubles along the offensive line handicap this offense Defense The odd front one gap defense allows for upfield penetration by the D-line Very aggressive with pressure packages and stunts Relies heavily on fire zone blitzes with 5 blitzers and a 3 deep shell Struggles maintaining gap integrity This is a very talented Miami squad who can present a lot of problems to FSU if they play a complete game. However, the Hurricanes have a tendency to shoot themselves in the foot. If Florida State can maintain composure and limit their mistakes then they have a chance to win a big one in this rivalry. If they don't then this might be a long game for the Seminoles. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    Florida State vs. NC State: Preview, breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 5:12

    The NC State Wolfpack are coming to Tallahassee on Saturday to face off against the Florida State Seminoles. The Wolfpack have been the pinnacle of consistency under head coach Dave Doeren. The story every year looks much the same. The defense usually carries much of the load as they coast to seven to nine-win seasons. However, they've never quite turned the corner on a year with double-digit wins, but this season looks like it could be different. That's mainly because of the guy taking snaps behind center. Devin Leary has looked really sharp in his first full season back after dealing with health issues in his first couple of years on campus, but how does NC State utilize a kid of his talents? For those visual learners out there here is a video discussing all of the points listed below with narrated film: Offense very horizontal offense- base run is outside zone uses that horizontal action to set up counters and RPOs ultimately wants to take shots downfield to Devin Carter or Emeka Emezie runs a fair amount of mesh concept to get Leary in rhythym While the offense has some big-time skill players, the strength of this team is its defense. Defense aggressive 3 down defense throws lots of zone blitzes at the offense solid in pursuit- prioritizes speed on the field susceptible to one on one matchups and shots against the spot drop zone looks Conclusions This is a solid team whose defense will present FSU with some issues. If the ‘Noles can manage to move the ball downfield with the running game then they should be able to outpace the ‘Pack but if they have to rely too heavily on restricting Leary then FSU might be in trouble. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    FSU football: Instant Reaction to Florida State loss at Clemson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 39:20

    On Saturday afternoon the Florida State Seminoles battled a tough Clemson team and came up short of the victory. It was a difficult loss as the Noles took the lead with about five minutes left in the game. Clemson was on the right side of three 15-yard penalties late that helped them find the end zone and ultimately earn the win. While we are sick of talking moral victories (and you won't find any of that in the instant) FSU continues to take strides in the right direction. Come take a listen to Kev and Coach AB give their instant reaction thoughts to the game. They talk blame, adjustments, and special teams. In games this close it is always a matter of inches and we talk about how the two teams went about earning those inches. As always please be sure to hit the like button and if you haven't already please subscribe. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    Instant Reaction: FSU vs. UMass, Seminoles score 59 in blowout win

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 19:54

    The Florida State Seminoles took care of business at home against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen ending with a final tally of 59-3. Quarterback Jordan Travis led a dynamic running game in the first half that saw multiple players get productive touches. It also gained enough separation for backup quarterback Chubba Purdy to get some run. The defense still has some holes that need to be plugged but it's hard to be too upset when they hold the opposing team to three points, all of which came off of a fumble on the opening kickoff. There were also a lot of interesting schematic things to take away from this game. If you want an X's and O's perspective of the first real blowout FSU has experienced with Mike Norvell then join Kevin Little of the Triple Option as he gives his thoughts on the game which comes complete with a little chalk-talk. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    Florida State of Recruiting: Can FSU take advantage of the current college football landscape?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 34:26

    The Florida State of Recruiting podcast is back. After a few quiet weeks, the FSU recruiting trail is warming up. Can FSU still land a top-10 class? On this episode, The Three Stars break down the impact of the recent decommitment of Aliou Bah and discuss what other commits might be on the fence. Does Travis Hunter make the list? We also take a look at the struggles of Florida State's opponents and which names fans should keep an eye on. In addition, what is the impact of LSU's announcement to dismiss head coach Ed Orgeron after the season. The Florida State of Recruiting (FSoR) Podcast features the Three Stars: Josh Pick, Tim Alumbaugh, and David Stout. As always, check out all the latest recruiting updates in the latest version of the official Tomahawk Nation recruiting thread. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    FSU football: Midseason breakdown featuring Brendan Sonnone and Ingram Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 67:09


    What would the bye week be without a little Triple Option check-in? You guys know what it is that we do and where you can find us. The Florida State football team didn't have a game but that doesn't stop us from taking the time to reflect on the first half of the season. Heck, we even did a little projecting on the games ahead towards the end. I won't give the whole show away but we also spent a lot of time discussing Travis Hunter. Joining Kevin, Trey, and myself on the newest episode is Ingram Smith of the Nolecast and Brendan Sonnone of Noles247. Both gentlemen were gracious enough to come on and provide insight into the makings and screwups of the first half of the season. Is this program improving? Do we know the damage that occurred in the Jacksonville State game? How important is Travis Hunter to Mike Norvell's future? These are really some of the key areas that we spent most of our time discussing. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support


    FSU football vs UNC Film Review: Is FSU on the right track?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 72:28

    For two years in a row, the Florida State Seminoles have upset the North Carolina Tar Heels in football. North Carolina raced out to a 10-0 lead but quickly lost hold of the initiative. From that point on they never felt like they got their feet back under them. FSU played measured, ball control football, and widdled UNC down for the rest of the game. Much of FSU's offensive production came off of a career day for quarterback Jordan Travis. He stayed patient in the passing game and took the reigns of the leader of the running game. The threat of his legs opened things up for FSU's talented stable of running backs. Jashaun Corbin and Treshaun Ward received the carries that many fans had been clamoring for and took full advantage of them. Defensively FSU seems to be getting better on a game-by-game basis. Coverage was tight throughout the game and the defensive front is continuing to prove to be one of the better fronts in the conference. They let UNC quarterback Sam Howell run for over 100 yards but ultimately Howell was unable to beat the Seminoles using his feet. There was a lot of good in this game but even coaches can't see everything on a single watch. So join the guys at the Triple Option as they rewatch one of the most complete games FSU has played in years. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    FSU beats UNC: Florida State football instant reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 30:09


    The Florida State Seminoles defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 35-25. The ‘Noles played one of the cleanest games of the season and looked like the more cohesive group throughout the game. They found a lot of their success on the ground. Quarterback Jordan Travis led the charge with 121 rushing yards on his own but runningbacks Jashaun Corbin and Treshaun Ward combined for another 129. On defense FSU held North Carolina's talented quarterback Sam Howell in check for a majority of the game. UNC was forced to find success on the ground and ultimately couldn't sustain their drives because of it. This game was a big potential stepping stone for this Florida State team. It was the most complete game they have played in Norvell's tenure and may give some confidence to the team moving forward. There was a lot to like and a lot to keep in mind for this game. Here to give their instant thoughts on tonight's performance are Kevin Little and Adam Brown. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support


    FSU vs UNC Preview: North Carolina Tar Heels Scouting Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 6:55

    Florida State Football looks to ride some momentum off of their sole victory of the season into Chapel Hill on Saturday to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. Neither of these teams has lived up to expectations this year. This was supposed to be a breakout year for the Tar Heels. They have had some solid recruiting classes and looked to build off the past successes of coordinators Phil Longo and Jay Bateman. Compound that with the return of Heisman hopeful Sam Howell and many believed that UNC would make a run for the ACC title. That hasn't been the case early in the season. Offense Features a lot of flexibility in their routes- there's even a rumor that there's a “get open” route in the playbook Simple reads and frequent deep shots allow Howell to showcase his strengths They lost a lot of playmakers which means that often these receivers struggle to get open Offensive line issues add to the problem which brings them towards the bottom of CFB in sacks allowed When Howell gets time it's an explosive and fun to watch offense Defense Base 3-4 Very aggressive- frequent one gapping which means the defensive line is upfield quickly Fire zone heavy- a fire zone is a 5 man pressure with a spot drop zone behind it If they get pressure they are a decent defense But if not they can struggle with underneath coverage Contain may be a problem. The mobile QB Jeff Sims for GT took advantage of their over-aggressiveness which led them to lose gap integrity. Conclusions It has been difficult to parse out this UNC team's true colors. Much like FSU, it seems like any team can show up on any given Saturday. Because of that, this game is not quite the lock that it should be when considering the fact that UNC is a much better-coordinated team with an exceptional quarterback. A lot of these things are a bit difficult to get a mental image of so that's why I provided some images myself. Let's dive into the film to get a better understanding of FSU's matchup. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    Is FSU football turning a corner? Reviewing Seminoles win over Syracuse

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 93:03

    The Florida State Seminoles football team edged out their first victory of the season against the Syracuse Orange. FSU found themselves in the driver's seat for the first time all year. They got off to an early lead behind a stellar first-half defensive performance but could never gain the traction needed to separate themselves on the scoreboard. A nursed 10 point lead in the fourth quarter whittled away as Syracuse began to exploit some holes in FSU's defense. However, FSU ultimately made the plays they needed to make to hold on to the win. This game is conflicting. It's a huge positive that FSU was able to hold on to their first victory of the season, but missed assignments and sloppy play still prevented an entire 60-minute performance. It's clear that this team is still finding its identity. Some of these mistakes are hard to understand, so it helps to dive into the film and try to diagnose what actually happened. That's why we have the Triple Option team. Each and every week they go through and tell the tale of the tape. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    FSU vs Louisville Instant Reaction 2021 College Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 25:36

    Florida State Seminoles lost to the Louisville Cardinals by a score of 31-23 on September 25, 2021. Here to talk about it is coach AB and Kevin from the Triple Option --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    Can FSU football get its first win of the season vs. Louisville?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 6:07

    Louisville Cardinals head coach Scott Satterfield is in the early stages of a pivotal year three. After a rocky 2020 season and some offseason hijinks, it was beginning to seem like neither Louisville nor Satterfield were entirely pleased with their present situation. The trend continued downward after a blowout loss to Ole Miss in week one. However, a big victory last Saturday over a solid UCF team may be the change in fortune the Cardinals need. A change that the Florida State Seminoles are desperately striving for as well. Offense Satterfield's background is on the offensive side of the ball and his teams tend to reflect his style. They heavily rely on pistol sets that give flexibility while giving away minimal information pre-snap They base their offense off of stretch which gets the defense moving laterally Then they use misdirection PA or inside zones to take advantage of flowing defenders The key to their offense is quarterback Malik Cunningham who is a runner first but whose passing game continues to improve throughout his career. Defense Their defense tends to operate under one directive: stop the run. They play a one-gap 3-4 that allows quick upfield movement by the defensive line Their linebackers are aggressive in run fits and are heavily involved in the pass rush via stunts This aggressiveness can leave them a bit vulnerable to the passing game. Some of these concepts are a bit difficult to fully grasp on paper. So lets jump into the film to see what they look like on the field. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    FSU football recruiting: Where do the Seminoles stand?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 39:18

    Entering week four of the season, a notch in the win column still eludes the Florida State Seminoles. Remarkably, though, their top-10 recruiting class has stayed intact. On this episode, the Three Stars discuss the recent public statements of support from various future ‘Noles, which members of Tribe 22 are firm in their commitments and which could be shaky, and how FSU's recruiting pitch might evolve. They also dip into the mailbag to discuss which position group is most crucial for this cycle: offensive line, defensive line, or linebacker? The episode concludes with a breakdown on the scheduled official visitors for this weekend vs. the Louisville Cardinals. 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 “Everything Noles” podcast family, home of FSoR, Triple Option and more. As always, check out all the latest recruiting updates in the latest version of the official Tomahawk Nation recruiting thread. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    Are the FSU football coaches in over their head?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 26:39

    The Florida State Seminoles have gotten off to their first 0-3 start since Bobby Bowden's first year behind the helm. The most recent addition to this inauspicious start was a loss to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons that never really felt within range. Head Coach Mike Norvell and his staff are still searching for answers to how they can get this team back on track and the FSU fanbase as a whole has not been hesitant to supply advice. After that performance, the coaches were bombarded with a litany of questions- some good and some not as good- asking them to explain some decisions made throughout the game. Luckily at Tomahawk Nation, we have easy access to a man that participated in Monday's press conference firsthand. Tommy Mire joins the Triple Option guys and we take in his perspective on some of the coaches' comments and get a feel for the general vibe around campus. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    FSU vs Wake Forest Film Breakdown: Is This Team Beyond Saving?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 61:36

    The Florida State Seminoles have gotten off to their first 0-3 start since Bobby Bowden's first year behind the helm. The most recent addition to this inauspicious start was a loss to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons that never really felt within range. Head Coach Mike Norvell and his staff are still searching for answers to how they can get this team back on track and the FSU fanbase as a whole has not been hesitant to supply advice. Now it's our turn. The guys at the Triple Option are going to go where no man has dared go before. They're going to parse back through the film of FSU's latest showing and give their opinions on how to right this ship- from more of a coach's perspective. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    FSU vs. Wake Forest: Game preview and breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 6:15

    The Florida State Seminoles team comes into this weekend off of a disappointing start to the season. They've failed to get their feet under them as young mistakes and questionable coaching decisions have led to their early 0-2 record. Wake Forest couldn't be a more different story. They are returning 19 of 21 starters and, despite talent deficiencies when compared to FSU, they are a solid team that doesn't make too many errors. They've got their business done early in the season and soundly defeated the two weaker opponents that were set out before them. Wake Forest features one of the most interesting offensive schemes in the country which has been pioneered by head coach Dave Clawson. Some features to look out for are: Heavy reliance on the RPO Long rides through the mesh point Lots of zone runs that use double teams to allow for longer QB reads West coast passing concepts that allow longtime QB Sam Hartman to make quick and accurate throws Defensively they tend to play pretty vanilla under defensive coordinator Lyle Hemphill. They play a lot of one high sets This leads to a decent amount of man coverage- specifically man free They play pretty conservatively in man coverage- often giving a pretty big cushion- but they are pretty efficient in coverage Their interior run defense is sturdy and bolstered by defensive tackle Miles Fox They may struggle to defend the exterior run game --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    Film Review: How much has FSU really improved?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 70:07

    Welcome to the 2021 football season for Florida State football. The Noles took on #9 ranked Notre Dame in what quickly became a Labor Day classic, with FSU losing in overtime 41-38. Storylines are just spewing out of notes from this game. First and foremost is the return of McKenzie Milton. Milton has been sidelined for over 1000 days and made his first appearance with FSU late in the fourth quarter. Milton would rally the team and lead them to the doorstep of victory. Another major storyline was the improved play of the defense. While many won't want to hear it, defensive coordinator Adam Fuller's defense showed tremendous growth. The positive energy started up front with the line and ended with the secondary. Led by Jermaine Johnson and Jarvis Brownlee there is real promise for this defense. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    Florida State of Recruiting: Where FSU stands with recruits after Notre Dame

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 27:28

    Sunday Night was a wild one in Tallahassee. It was an emotional roller coaster for Florida State Seminoles football fans. It was a step in the right direction for the players. And it was a glimpse into the possible future for high school recruits. On this episode of the Florida State of Recruiting, the Three Stars take the pulse of where the Seminoles stand with their targets and commits in attendance at the Notre Dame game. Did Florida State show enough in the overtime loss to gain any commits (silent or otherwise)? What current FSU commits are trying hardest to help #Tribe22 grow? And how did the atmosphere affect future classes? 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 “Everything Noles” podcast family, home of FSoR, Triple Option and more. As always, check out all the latest recruiting updates in the Official Tomahawk Nation Recruiting Thread. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    Instant Reaction: FSU falls short vs. Notre Dame

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 16:32

    It was always going to be a challenge. Florida State, winners of only three games last season, faced a huge hill to climb matchup up against the No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish to start off the year. While not reaching that final goal of securing an opening weekend upset, FSU looked significantly different from the team of 2020, hanging in with a top ten team to the point of nearly pulling off the unthinkable. At one point facing an 18-point deficit, Florida State rallied to force overtime, starting with the ball following Notre Dame winning the toss. How did they get there? Some explosive plays in the form of an 87-yard touchdown run by Jashaun Corbin and a 60-yard-catch by Ja'Khi Douglas, while the Fighting Irish put up their 38 points much off of the arm of quarterback Jack Coan. Defensive end Jermaine Johnson, despite missing some time in the second half made his presence felt in the first, logging multiple tackles for loss on top of 1.5 sacks. FSU overall had an effective night against the run, holding Notre Dame to under 100 yards on the ground. The main event though? Quarterback McKenzie Milton, coming in for Jordan Travis who struggled to consistently hit through the air (though the substitution was made due to a misplaced helmet), leading FSU on two scoring drives to force extra football. He nearly led FSU on a third during OT, but an errant throw into the ground led to a missed field goal by kicker Ryan Fitzgerald. Notre Dame went on to win, hitting a field goal to secure the victory 41-38. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    What will it take for FSU to upset Notre Dame?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 51:53

    The Florida State Seminoles have a tough slate for the 2021 season and it all starts against the ever-consistent Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Notre Dame has become the poster child (outside of the B1G) of grind-it-out old-school football. Last year they littered the field with tight ends and played hard-nosed press defense on their way to the college football playoffs. Many believe that this year the Irish are going to have a slightly different flavor when taking the field due to a change in defensive coordinator and some new personnel. We already did a pure preview of Notre Dame which you can find here but now it's time to take a look at this game from another angle. The guys from the Triple Option bring 20+ years of coaching to the table (all of which come from AB) to discuss FSU's Warpath to Victory- a closer look at the things FSU has to do, and avoid doing, if they want to walk away from game one victorious. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    FSU recruiting: Notre Dame recruit visitor list breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 42:38

    This weekend has been circled on the calendars of Florida State Seminoles football fans since its announcement. A prime time game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and a chance to prove that Florida State's back. But the recruiting staff has this weekend circled for other reasons. The Three Stars are back with their second podcast of the week. Why so soon? Because like the recruiting staff, we've had this weekend circled, as well. Tallahassee will be Ground Zero for many of the top high school players in the nation. With 50+ prospects expected, FSU has a chance to add or solidify its highly-ranked recruiting class, while also building future bonds. Who's going to be in town? Will FSU add any commits? Tune into the Florida State of Recruiting podcast for all the latest news. The Florida State of Recruiting (FSoR) Podcast features the Three Stars: Josh Pick, Tim Alumbaugh, and David Stout. But the fun doesn't (shouldn't) stop there. Get even more Florida State in your earbuds with our “Everything Noles” podcast family, home of FSoR, Triple Option and more. As always, check out the latest recruiting updates in our Official Tomahawk Nation Recruiting Thread. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    Florida State football recruiting: Who to know in the 2023 recruiting class

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 31:22

    As the clock struck 12 AM on September 1st, the Florida State football recruiting team put their foot on the gas for the 2023 class. Starting at midnight, 2023 recruits were officially on the market for direct contact from college coaching staffs, and Florida State seized its opportunity as social media was filled with FSU graphics and hype: On this episode, the Three Stars highlight which players received special edits from Florida State. And we pick Josh's brain as we give you a position by position breakdown of the top names receiving FSU's attention. 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 “Everything Noles” podcast family, home of FSoR, Triple Option and more. As always, check out all the latest recruiting updates in the Official Tomahawk Nation Recruiting Thread. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    Florida State vs. Notre Dame: Preview, breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 8:57

    Florida State Football faces their first opponent of the season this Sunday in the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has had the fighting Irish rolling over the past few years. Playoff appearances are beginning to seem like the norm in South Bend but if there is a time for them to stumble it's now. They're having to replace two of the leaders on last year's playoff team in long-time quarterback Ian book and defensive leader Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. These are huge losses for the team but there are many that still believe in the Irish's ability to reload for the coming season. Offense One of the reasons for their recent success comes from their offensive scheme which is conservative enough to become innovative in the spread heavy landscape of today's football. Some staples of this scheme are: The use of multiple tight end sets- usually in bunch formations Using pre-snap motion and larger personnel to overwhelm the smaller hybrid defenders in today's defenses Lots of pulling linemen A quick and easy passing game Leveraging their running game to open up play-action shot opportunities Defense There's a new sheriff in town leading the Irish's defense. Marcus Freeman, who led one of the better defenses in the country in Cincinnati last year, is looking to translate that success to Notre Dame. The defense will trust its secondary in man coverage- much like Clark Lea's defense did before him They will feature predominately one high safety looks They have a hybrid 3 down front- that often uses linebackers as inserting lineman Heavy technique by the ends allows them to have more agile hybrid linebackers on the outside- Look for standout Safety Kyle Hamilton to potentially make an impact here These concepts are hard to grasp with mere bullet points. For a better understanding and film analysis, this video breaks down everything you need to know before watching FSU face off against the Fighting Irish. Conclusions This Irish team is a hard one to project. Transfer quarterback Jack Coan may be the answer they need to bridge the gap after Ian Book. Kyle Hamilton may be able to make Marcus Freeman's defense one of the best in the country. It's hard to know for sure. But what I do know for sure is that it's football season and there is no better time of year. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    FSU Defensive Back Preview 2021: Travis Jay, Jammie Robinson, Brendan Gant, Akeem Dent, Brownlee

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 33:47

    Welcome everybody (Adam says in his best Trey voice) to The Triple Option position preview series. In the attached videos you will find our thoughts and depth chart projections. These videos are to support the amazing work already done in the written projections by our talented group of writers. There are some differences but that is the fun part of positional previews. The defensive back room presents a lot of options and they are going to need them all. Expect to see five or six DB's on the field the majority of the game. It makes sense that FSU used a number of transfer slots on this room and worked hard to bolster the dep --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    Rowlcast Redux: Talking FSU football with wrestling's Kevin Kelly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 68:51


    Everybody's favorite foul-mouthed, mustachio'd podcast is back — and for a very exciting episode. Kevin Kelly, American sportscaster, radio host, and professional wrestling color commentator, executive, manager, pundit, and former ring announcer (as copied directly from his fancy Google search profile) joins Trey to talk FSU football and more, including: his time at FSU as an alum in the late 80s; thoughts on Norvell and the current team His time in the WWF Attitude Era and drinking with FSU legend Ron Simmons thoughts on pro wrestling in general retroactively doing play by play calls for historically great FSU plays working directly with The Rock and being his main interviewer during the Attitude Era --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support


    FSU football: Breaking down Seminoles practice, fall camp feat. Brett Nevitt

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 47:24

    Florida State Football's first game is less than two weeks away which means that it's time for head coach Mike Norvell and company to start shifting away from fall camp and into game prep. That makes it an excellent time to recap all that has happened over these past couple of weeks of practice. Luckily Tomahawk Nation has had boots on the ground for all practices this fall. The work done between newcomer Tommy Mire and veteran Brett Nevitt has meant that if you're following their practice threads then you haven't missed a beat when it comes to FSU's preparation for this season. It also means that the guys on the Triple Option have a large selection of practice highlights to comb through. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    FSU Defensive Line Preview 2021: Jermaine Johnson, Keir Thomas, Fabien Lovett, Robert Cooper

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 30:34

    The defensive line is one that has long been considered a strength for this Florida State Seminole team but was a serious letdown in 2020. Insert three transfers (two from the SEC) and the future looks bright again. Potentially a shift in scheme focus also could play a role in improved play for the front. Defensive line coaches John Papuchis and Odell Haggins have a big task ahead of them if the 2021 defense is going to make a leap. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    FSU football: Breaking down week one of Florida State practice

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 24:01

    Fall camp ramped up last Saturday and head coach Mike Norvell and the Florida State football team have been in full swing preparing for the upcoming season. Coach AB and I have gotten our hands on some of the practice film courtesy of our boy Tommy Mire of Tomahawk Nation and hope to give some insight on how and why Norvell runs his practices the way they do and give some general thoughts that we've heard around the Seminole beat. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    FSU Offensive Line Preview 2021: Dontae Lucas, Devontay Love-Taylor, Maurice Smith, Dillon Gibbons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 28:13

    The weakness of the Florida State program for years now is becoming a strength? We are going to find out when the 2021 season kicks off against Notre Dame. The FSU offensive line has to continue to trend in the right direction for this program to get back to where it wants to be. OL coach Alex Atkins has been a miracle worker on and off the field so he must continue his magic act. There is plenty of production returning for Atkins to work with and now they must develop the chemistry to make it work. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support

    Bobby Bowden dies at 91: Mike Norvell, Ron Dugans, Odell Haggins speak on coach's legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 14:22

    “Coach Bowden was one of the greatest coaches ever, but more than that he was an incredible man. He was a special human being who earned an enduring legacy because of his wonderful heart, faith and values he lived. It was the honor of my lifetime to know him and beyond anything I could dream to have a relationship with him. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been impacted by Coach Bowden and particularly with his wife Ann, their children, grandchildren, former players and coaches. The entire Florida State family is hurting right now at the loss of our program's patriarch.” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    FSU Wide Receiver Preview 2021: Andrew Parchment, Pokie Wilson, Keyshawn Helton, Malik McClain

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 19:47

    Head coach Mike Norvell and the Florida State Football coaching staff have a lot of bodies at the wide receiver and tight end positions but do they have a difference-maker? That is to be determined but there are some names that are intriguing for the upcoming season. First, and foremost, Kansas transfer Andrew Parchment will look to become a true number one wide receiver. At the tight end, a name to watch is the veteran Camren McDonald. Take a minute and watch the video to learn the rest of our thoughts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    FSU football: Linebacker Amari Gainer talks after first day of Florida State Seminoles practice

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 6:17

    Linebacker Amari Gainer talks after first day of Florida State Seminoles practice --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    Florida State Seminoles: Running back Jashaun Corbin speaks after first day of FSU football practice

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 3:22

    Running back Jashaun Corbin talks first day of FSU football practice --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    FSU head coach Mike Norvell speaks before preseason Seminoles football camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 28:39

    Florida State Seminoles head coach Mike Norvell speaks on preseason, upcoming year, player updates and more --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    FSU Running Back Preview 2021: Jashaun Corbin, Lawrance Toafili, DJ Williams, Treshaun Ward

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 14:55

    There may not be a position on the field that Florida State head coach Mike Norvell has seen more success with than running backs. There is a lot of variety to the way that he uses the running backs (or tailbacks) and many different faces that he can interchange in those roles. If you have trouble keeping up with the names or just need a refresher for FSU's upcoming season, join the guys at the Triple Option as they discuss the depth chart and show some film highlighting what you might expect from this position group. The rest of this series will be rolling out as we work our way through fall camp and push closer to the season. Please be sure to like and subscribe to the XsandNoles YouTube channel and also give 5-star reviews on the Everything Noles podcast channel. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    FSU recruiting: What's FSU football getting in its latest offensive line commit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 8:28

    The Florida State Seminoles have landed themselves another offensive line prospect, YAWN. Am I right? Alex Atkins is boring me with his recruiting success. In all seriousness, Mike Norvell and FSU hauled in Jaylen Early out of Duncanville HS and he is not a player whose tape will bore you. To help showcase what the blue-chip commit brings to the table, Kevin Little (XsandNoles) and I took to Zoom to break down the big man's highlight film. Here's some quick background for the non-visual learners: Florida State Football commit analysis Explosiveness Early is the first man off the ball consistently. That explosiveness is important for positioning and leverage. It is easy to project Early as an effective run blocker because he gets himself into position with his first step. You have always heard “the low man wins” but reality is the player in the best position is the one who wins. Agility Agility is a term not always used to describe offensive line prospects. However, when you watch top notch athletes on the offensive line you notice how well they start and stop, move side to side, and how quickly they can get their feet up and down. Early possesses all of these traits and shows you high level agility. In his highlights you witness a beautiful skip pull, Early is shown pulling on counter plays, and shows impressive quickness on zone plays. Power Early is nothing like Kanaya Charlton who engulfs opponents and overwhelms them. However, Early is a powerful linemen in his own right. This is where Early's explosiveness comes into play as he keeps his feet moving and finishes plays. The power that he possesses in his lower half paired with the quickness makes him a finisher as a run blocker. This is a great combination of traits to possess as an offensive linemen. He will need to continue to develop his upper body strength to maximize his power. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    Florida State of Recruiting Podcast: Instant reaction to offensive lineman Jaylen Early commitment

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 21:24


    The Florida State Seminoles football team is rolling on the recruiting trail. And the train picked up more momentum today with the commitment of 4-star offensive line prospect Jaylen Early. The Three Stars got together for the second (official) episode of the Florida State of Recruiting podcast to discuss the 2022 offensive line commitment. We'll discuss Early's position on the line as well as his impact on #Tribe22. Also, did Tim's wishes about a certain alpha recruit for FSU finally come true? We'll cover the latest Travis Hunter update, along with a message from 5-star commit Sam McCall. 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 “Everything Noles” podcast family, home of FSoR, Triple Option and more. As always, check out all the latest recruiting updates in the Official Tomahawk Nation Recruiting Thread. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message


    Florida State Seminoles quarterback preview: Breaking down 2021 FSU QB battle

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 17:24

    Welcome everybody (Adam says in his best Trey voice) to The Triple Option position preview series. In the attached videos you will find our thoughts and depth chart projections. These videos are to support the amazing work already done in the written projections by our talented group of writers. There are some differences but that is the fun part of positional previews. First up we are going to take a look at the QB position. The three of us discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the QB room, give our thoughts on who starts and how much the backup plays, and finally discuss whether this position is a strength or a weakness. All you have to do is click on the video to find out who we have as QB1. The rest of this series will be rolling out as we work our way through fall camp and push closer to the season. Please be sure to like and subscribe to the XsandNoles YouTube channel and also give 5 star reviews on the Everything Noles podcast channel. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    Florida State of Recruiting: Latest FSU football news feat. commit Aaron Hester

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 49:31

    We're thrilled to unveil the first episode of the new Florida State of Recruiting Podcast featuring the Three Stars: Tim Scribble, Josh Pick, and NoleThruandThru, edited by Perry Kostidakis. We want to thank the TN community, particularly the folks who frequent the recruiting thread, because none of this would be possible without your interest and interaction. The community came up with some truly awesome name ideas. Special shout-out to bcup (Florida State of Recruiting podcast) and Otownbred (The Three Stars) for their winning name suggestions! On this episode of the Florida State of Recruiting Podcast, the Three Stars discuss: The Florida State Seminoles' latest recruiting weekend with blue-chip players from 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025. The newest Florida State commits (Chris Parson, Daughtry Richardson, Daniel Lyons) Is there another commit on the horizon for the Seminoles? The impact of the opener vs. the Notre Dame Fighting Irish And an interview with #Tribe22 legacy defensive end commit Aaron Hester --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    FSU recruiting mega pod: Seminoles football recruiting latest updates, news

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 48:06

    It's been a busy last few days for FSU football recruiting -- so we gathered Tomahawk Nation's finest to break things down --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    FSU gets 3 new commits: Florida State football recruiting analysis, breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 9:39


    Florida State Seminoles football had another big weekend, taking advantage of the recruiting dead period ending to nab two commits in offensive lineman Daughtry Richardson and defensive tackle Daniel Lyons. The FSU staff picked up a mid-week commitment from class of 2023 quarterback Chris Parson as well. To break down the newest commits, Kevin Little, Adam Brown and Perry Kostidakis Scouting Report Daughtry Richardson Richardson possesses the hips you love to see from an OL prospect. He is explosive through his glutes and hips when he is driving people often knocking them up and backwards. Richardson is a true tackle prospect who possesses the length and feet you want out of a tackle. You may also notice how he finishes during his highlights. It has become a point of emphasis for these players to finish blocks. Daniel Lyons New school DT prospect to attack the space race. Lyons is an up the field penetrator who has an explosive get off and fits well in a one gap scheme. I anticipate the FSU defense becoming more one gap so Lyons seems like a natural fit. Long and explosive are great traits to find in a new school DT prospect. Remember to subscribe on YouTube and to the pod channel to get the latest Tomahawk Nation offerings first. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message


    FSU football: Seminoles speak at ACC Kickoff, Norvell, Travis, Milton and Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 6:14

    Florida State Seminoles football is taking its turn at the festivities of the ACC Kickoff today, with head coach Mike Norvell, defensive end Jermaine Johnson and quarterbacks Jordan Travis and McKenzie Milton all speaking to reporters and live on the ACC Network starting at 9:45 a.m. The selection of players is an interesting one, given that Milton and Johnson have been on campus for less than 7 months and the assumed quarterback battle between the aforementioned transfer and Travis, but there was obvious thought put into it beyond, “well this will be funny,” something sure to be revealed today. To catch up on the latest pieces we've done on the three attendees, as well as an earlier-in-the-year interview with Norvell, head below: Analysis How Mike Norvell built an offense for Jordan Travis What does Jermaine Johnson bring to FSU? How can McKenzie Milton revitalize FSU's offense? Profiles Jordan Travis is ready to elevate his game McKenzie Milton's road less traveled leads him to FSU One-on-One with Mike Norvell --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    Seminole Wrap Quick Update: FSU ACC Kickoff, Milton and Gainer Watchlist, Watson hire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 5:19

    A quick update on the latest FSU football news --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    Florida State athletics: Interview with golfer, former Seminole John Pak

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 17:55

    American professional golfer and former NCAA Player of the Year John Pak is set to be the next FSU great on his journey to golf stardom. Pak finished his career in Tallahassee as one of the most accomplished athletes in school history ending his time at FSU as the first Seminole to receive the Ben Hogan and Fred Haskins Award. “Committing to Florida State was probably one of the best decisions of my life, they've got all the resources to make you a better player... Just the name of Florida State has a lot of meaning to it.” The New Jersey native has aspirations to compete at the highest level having his eyes set on the Masters' green jacket. “Obviously I want to win a major, preferably the masters, that's every golfer's dream. I want to have full status in the PGA Tour within the next two years.” “To be in the same sentence as beating Tigers Woods or Brooks, that's really special and that's what I've worked my whole life for... it would really mean a lot to me,” Pak said. Florida State's been known as college golf's mecca for decades and Pak has been mentioned as possibly the best golfer to don the Garnet and Gold. His success in the amateurs should translate smoothly to the professional stage as he soon takes on some of his childhood idols and former FSU greats. “I think we have the best coaching staff in all of college golf. You look at the history of Florida State golfers, a lot of them gradually have gotten better throughout the years. I think every year I got a little bit better, we just have the resources, we have the coaching staff that knows what they're doing to really create some good golfers here,” Pak said. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    Florida State Seminoles: Offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons talks Notre Dame, FSU decision

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 20:40

    Florida State offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons met with local media via Zoom on Wednesday. Here's the full thing in audio version. “When I started my college career back in 2017, if you'd like me to get into that story and how I built that relationship I can at some point, but the bottom line is once I met him and built a connection with him, I made a very distinct decision in my life to engage with him. And not just have a one-off relationship. ...I want to do as much as I possibly could. You see, before the last couple months I wasn't allowed to do anything among the lines of a GoFundMe or anything like that. So most of the things I gave him were my time, a connection, having a person to talk to. Once I started hearing things about Name and Likeness from major media sources probably a year ago, and I just started hearing that it could happen in my college career. So I mapped out a game plan at one of my strategic business classes at Notre Dame of how I could actually raise the money for his family. Initially it started as just trying to get him to the game. But as everyone has seen here, it's blossomed into something else. It's making a radical impact on him and his family's life.” “It's actually one of the main reasons why I did transfer to Florida State. See, having my family at games means the world to me. It costs my family a lot of money to get to South Bend every weekend for all the home games. We were lucky enough to have a house up there because my brother went to law school at Notre Dame. At the same time, it was financially pretty tough to get up there. Another part of it, too, is my grandpa had multiple open-heart surgeries the past four years. He can't fly. It's one of the things he's been struggling with for six years now, so he's never been able to see me play college football. Being closer to home for my last two seasons, I'll be able to have the whole family there with my grandpa.” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    FSU football gets new commit: What does Florida State Seminoles get in Marcus Cushnie?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 10:08

    There is nothing like a last-minute transfer portal addition. That is what Florida State and defensive coordinator Adam Fuller got Sunday evening when Alabama A&M defensive end Marcus Cushnie spurned Purdue and decided to join the Seminoles. Credit head coach Mike Norvell for understanding where this roster is and pushing the floor up to try and ensure this team gets to the magic number six wins. As NoleThruandThru put in the article announcing Cushnie's commitment, “Cushnie has two years of eligibility remaining and joins Jermaine Johnson II and Keir Thomas as transfer portal additions to the defensive line unit. He'll provide immediate depth and figures to become part of the rotation quickly.” And so, as Kevin and I like to do when FSU lands a new player, we took to the X's and Nole's YouTube studio to break down what we saw on film. Thankfully, Alabama A&M had a couple of games out there that we could watch and pull clips from to diagnose. So what did we find? Our extended thoughts can be found in the video but here are a couple of quick points. Please be sure to subscribe to the channel to see all of our videos, or our podcast channel if you prefer to listen to our breakdowns. If there's anything you'd like to see from us moving forward in any capacity whether it be breakdowns, podcasts or written analysis, always feel free to head to comments and ask. Explosive First Step It's obvious that Cushnie is “different” when you watch him get off the ball. He is typically two or three steps ahead of everybody else. He is very explosive up the field and it's the strength of his game. When he wins it's because he has beaten the opposing tackle off the ball and is by him. Agility Adam Fuller wants to be able to play games with the defensive line and Cushnie should help with that. Cushnie shows the ability to get OL into their sets and then change direction and loop inside. With his ability to rush with speed it's very valuable to be able to put your foot in the ground and change direction. I would anticipate Fuller capitalizing on these movement skills. Want to get a question answered on our next FSU recruiting podcast? Drop it in the comments below, or head to the latest edition of our Florida State Seminoles football recruiting thread. If you want an over 2000 word breakdown on all things FSU recruiting, the latest edition of our Florida State of Recruiting series dropped last week. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

    FSU Football: Seminoles recruiting breakdown, mailbag question and answer, Florida State news

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 47:45

    For the first time in a long time, Florida State Seminoles football is exciting again. FSU is riding the high of a strong June, having secured the pledges from a multitude of its top targets to earn the current No. 4 composite class in the country. It's been a result of investment on the coaching staff's part, from evaluating talent early on to establishing relationships through its consistent on-campus events. To break down all the latest in recruiting news, along with taking reader questions from the fine members of Tomahawk Nation, Tim Scribble is joined by NoleThruandThru and Josh Pick. The trio talk about the recent commitment of Texas tight end Jerale Powers, top targets, biggest surprises and disappointments and tackle the question of if the 2022 class can finish with an above 50 percent blue-chip ratio. You can find it on Apple Podcasts here, all other currently available platforms here (including Google Podcasts and Stitcher) or embedded below. As always, please, if you haven't yet, hit subscribe and rate us five-stars to help out on visibility — plus, if you subscribe, you'll get the podcast instantly when it's uploaded frantically at 1:32 in the morning. Also, if you're a loyal listener who also so happens to be interested in jumping on as a sponsor, we are dipping our toes into selling our souls. Feel free to reach out to our Tomahawk Nation Twitter if your interest is piqued. Want to get a question answered on the next podcast? Drop it in the comments below, or head to the latest edition of our Florida State Seminoles football recruiting thread. If you want an over 2000 word breakdown on all things FSU recruiting, the latest edition of NT&T's Florida State of Recruiting series dropped yesterday. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message

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