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In-depth coverage and analysis of Florida State football from Jason A. Staples and guests.

Jason A. Staples


    • Aug 18, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 34m AVG DURATION
    • 151 EPISODES

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    Preseason Camp Breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 48:52

    After another lengthy hiatus, the Unconquered Podcast is back for another season. In this episode, we break down the reasons to think this Florida State team might positively surprise folks. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through... The post Preseason Camp Breakdown appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Spring Game Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 41:36

    The 2022 Florida State Garnet and Gold Game is in the books, and we’re here to discuss the good, bad, and ugly from the game (and the horrendous broadcast thereof). Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through... The post Spring Game Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    2022 Spring Game Preview (Repost)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 39:14

    Because this episode did not correctly upload the first time, we’re reposting it to ensure it properly hits everyone’s podcast feed correctly. Apologies to those who get a duplicate. For the first time in awhile, it feels like Florida State is building. The Seminoles come... The post 2022 Spring Game Preview (Repost) appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    2022 Spring Game Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 39:14

    For the first time in awhile, it feels like Florida State is building. The Seminoles come into the spring game with several position groups that have relatively few question marks. But our attention will be on the spots where question marks abound. Announcement: My first... The post 2022 Spring Game Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Spring Practice All About Upside

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 72:49

    Florida State’s roster is better than it has been in awhile. The floor has been raised. Now can the Seminoles find a way to raise the ceiling? Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon, Cambridge University... The post Spring Practice All About Upside appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Transfer Portal Triumphs and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 72:49

    After several frustrating misses on early signing day for Florida State, Mike Norvell and the Seminoles’ coaching staff have recovered by landing a series of potential difference-makers in the transfer portal. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available... The post Transfer Portal Triumphs and More appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Norvell's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and 17th Ranked Recruiting Class

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 49:16

    It was an Early Signing Day that will be remembered for a long time in Tallahassee, and not for good reasons. It’s a good class, but the gap between what it is and what it could have been is enormous. Announcement: My first book, The... The post Norvell’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and 17th Ranked Recruiting Class appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Florida State 21, Florida 24 – Postgame Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 30:14

    Florida State just didn’t have enough to compensate for three drives without Jordan Travis at quarterback, and Florida took advantage of a few key situations and bounces to come away with the close rivalry win, ending the Seminoles’ season. Announcement: My first book, The Idea... The post Florida State 21, Florida 24 – Postgame Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Florida Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 32:05

    Florida State heads to Gainesville to face a reeling Gators team fresh off the firing of head coach Dan Mullen. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon, Cambridge University Press, BookShop.org, or wherever you buy your... The post Florida Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Florida State 26, Boston College 23 – Day After Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 20:00

    Florida State won a key trap game on the road, continuing to build as Mike Norvell and the coaching staff continue to maximize this team’s potential in the final portion of the season. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism,... The post Florida State 26, Boston College 23 – Day After Analysis appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Boston College Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 20:51

    It’s a tough road game after an emotional rivalry win. Will the Noles have enough? The matchups might be more favorable than many seem to think… Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon, Cambridge University Press,... The post Boston College Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Florida State 31, Miami 28 – Day After Hot Takes – Proof of Concept

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 54:19

    A few years from now, this game will likely be circled as the moment Mike Norvell took control of the state of Florida. This was a huge win for the FSU program in front of a bunch of top-notch recruits and just so happened to... The post Florida State 31, Miami 28 – Day After Hot Takes – Proof of Concept appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Miami Preview: A Competitive Rivalry Matchup

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 35:16

    Florida State hosts a red-hot Miami team with weaknesses in exactly the places the Seminoles are strongest. Buckle up for an entertaining rivalry matchup. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon, Cambridge University Press, BookShop.org, or... The post Miami Preview: A Competitive Rivalry Matchup appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    NC State 28, Florida State 14 – Postgame Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 28:58

    It was as bad a matchup as expected, especially without Jordan Travis at quarterback for Florida State. The offense simply had no shot against an outstanding run defense, and the defense is improving but still gives up too many big plays to be elite. Announcement:... The post NC State 28, Florida State 14 – Postgame Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    NC State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 35:30

    After coming up short on the road at Clemson, Florida State defends home turf against an NC State team that may be a worse matchup for the Seminoles than Clemson was. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available... The post NC State Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Clemson 30, Florida State 20 – Postgame Hot Takes (Close but Gotta Finish)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 22:55

    The game lived up to its billing and indeed turned out to be essentially a coin flip game, with both teams having multiple opportunities to seize control and win the game. But ultimately the home team was able to make the plays down the stretch... The post Clemson 30, Florida State 20 – Postgame Hot Takes (Close but Gotta Finish) appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Clemson Preview: So You're Telling Me There's a Chance…

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 43:55

    Florida State travels to Clemson to face the Tigers, and they’ve got better than a one-in-a-million chance to win the game. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon, Cambridge University Press, BookShop.org, or wherever you buy... The post Clemson Preview: So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance… appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Florida State 59, UMass 3 – Postgame Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 17:14

    Florida State took care of business against an overmatched, outmanned opponent, giving ample opportunities for backups to see the field and ensuring a healthy group of starters take the field at Clemson next week. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple... The post Florida State 59, UMass 3 – Postgame Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Catching Up with the Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 59:00

    The mailbag is back. This time we’re talking potential position changes, Travis Hunter’s future, the FSU defense, and potential coaching changes. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon, Cambridge University Press, BookShop.org, or wherever you buy... The post Catching Up with the Mailbag appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Florida State 35, North Carolina 25 – Postgame Hot Takes (Repost)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 31:59

    Some podcast managers apparently had trouble with the Hot Takes episode last night, so we’re posting the same episode a second time for those who haven’t been able to access it through the first feed. For the second year in a row, Florida State upset... The post Florida State 35, North Carolina 25 – Postgame Hot Takes (Repost) appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Florida State 35, North Carolina 25 – Postgame Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 32:45

    For the second year in a row, Florida State upset a heavily favored North Carolina team. Only this time it didn’t feel like the Noles escaped narrowly against a better team—this time it felt like Florida State was the better team. That’s a good sign... The post Florida State 35, North Carolina 25 – Postgame Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    UNC Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 45:53

    Two high-variance teams play in a game that could be anything from a close Florida State win to a UNC blowout. What does FSU need to do to attack the Tar Heels and emerge from Chapel Hill victorious? Announcement: My first book, The Idea of... The post UNC Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Building on the Syracuse Win and Q&A, Including: Should FSU Have Hired Lane Kiffin?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 52:30

    Looking again at what Florida State did to pull out a close victory against Syracuse, what this says about where Florida State is at this point in the season, and looking forward to the remainder of the season. Plus some question-and-answer, including whether Lane Kiffin... The post Building on the Syracuse Win and Q&A, Including: Should FSU Have Hired Lane Kiffin? appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Florida State 33, Syracuse 30 – Postgame Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 29:56

    After losing games they probably should’ve won, Florida State just managed to win a game they probably should’ve lost. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon, Cambridge University Press, BookShop.org, or wherever you buy your books.... The post Florida State 33, Syracuse 30 – Postgame Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Syracuse Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 21:51

    Optimism reigns supreme as Jason Staples somehow thinks Florida State is likely to win against 3-1 Syracuse this weekend in Tallahassee. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon, Cambridge University Press, BookShop.org, or wherever you buy... The post Syracuse Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Louisville 31, Florida State 23 – Postgame (moral Victories) Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 26:12

    Another Saturday, another loss for Florida State. But amid the disappointment, there were positives. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon, Cambridge University Press, BookShop.org, or wherever you buy your books. I would be very grateful... The post Louisville 31, Florida State 23 – Postgame (moral Victories) Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Louisville Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 20:33

    Flip a coin. Lots of unknowns in this game, and the outcome may well come down to whether or not Florida State has its starting left tackle or not. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon,... The post Louisville Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Reassessing the Wake Forest Debacle

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 21:59

    After getting more opportunity to look closely at the Wake Forest loss and assess the state of the program, there’s paradoxically good reason for both optimism and pessimism, but staying the course for the future does look more promising than might be expected given the... The post Reassessing the Wake Forest Debacle appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Florida State 14, Wake Forest 35 – Postgame Numb, Lukewarm Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 21:44

    A pivotal game early in the Mike Norvell era went the wrong way, and it was ugly. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon, Cambridge University Press, BookShop.org, or wherever you buy your books. I would... The post Florida State 14, Wake Forest 35 – Postgame Numb, Lukewarm Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Taking Stock after JSU and Previewing Wake Forest

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 46:46

    The final play of the JSU game revealed more than one concerning problem, and the way it was handled afterwards wasn’t encouraging either. Which QB is a better fit for this offense? And a preview of a pivotal game against Wake Forest that may ultimately... The post Taking Stock after JSU and Previewing Wake Forest appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Jacksonville State 20, Florida State 17 – Postgame Scorching Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 28:00

    This cannot happen. This is unacceptable. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon, Cambridge University Press, BookShop.org, or wherever you buy your books. I would be very grateful if any listeners with any sort of interest... The post Jacksonville State 20, Florida State 17 – Postgame Scorching Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Revisiting Notre Dame, Previewing Jax State

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 37:03

    This episode talks through a few additional observations from the Notre Dame game and looks at what to expect from the Jacksonville State game on Saturday. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon, Cambridge University Press,... The post Revisiting Notre Dame, Previewing Jax State appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Notre Dame 41, Florida State 38 – Postgame Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 33:50

    Florida State came back from an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to get to overtime. Despite failing to finish, this game showed the promise of a Mike Norvell led program. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available through Amazon, Cambridge... The post Notre Dame 41, Florida State 38 – Postgame Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Notre Dame Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 33:05

    A rebuilding Florida State faces a retooling Notre Dame to open the 2021 season. Do the Noles have a chance or will Notre Dame simply overwhelm an undermanned Florida State roster? Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is available... The post Notre Dame Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    2021 Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 48:08

    Getting to a bowl given this roster and schedule would be a successful season. What is the most likely path to success? Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is now available to preorder through Amazon, Cambridge University Press, BookShop.org,... The post 2021 Season Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Depth Chart Analysis and Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 40:49

    A few position moves and depth chart decisions should help shore up significant problems from 2020. And the mailbag is back. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is now available to preorder through Amazon, Cambridge University Press, BookShop.org, or... The post Depth Chart Analysis and Mailbag appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Evaluating the 2021 Recruiting Class (8 Months Late)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 52:46

    It’s finally time to discuss the freshman class. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is now available to preorder through Cambridge University Press, Amazon, BookShop.org, or wherever you buy your books. I would be very grateful if any listeners... The post Evaluating the 2021 Recruiting Class (8 Months Late) appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Catching Up, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 36:48

    After an unplanned leave of absence, we’re back! This episode discusses the recent commitment of A.J. Duffy and looks at some of the big-picture lessons from the spring game. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is now available to... The post Catching Up, Part 1 appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    2021 Schedule Released, 2022 Recruiting Heating Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 39:44

    Florida State’s 2021 schedule is difficult but shapes up more favorably than expected given that difficulty. And the 2022 recruiting class is starting to look like a Florida State recruiting class should. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, is... The post 2021 Schedule Released, 2022 Recruiting Heating Up appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Maximizing the Portal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 42:23

    Mike Norvell and the FSU staff have raised the floor of the program for 2021 with their transfer portal additions. This episode discusses how each of the additions fits key needs on the roster and why the Seminole coaching staff targeted these specific players. Announcement:... The post Maximizing the Portal appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Florida State Adds Impact Transfers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 40:40

    Mike Norvell’s efforts to flip the FSU roster and add talented players who can buy into his cultural vision while also upgrading the talent at key positions are going better than expected so far. Announcement: My first book, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple... The post Florida State Adds Impact Transfers appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Florida State 56, Duke 35 – Postgame Hot Take

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2020 20:12

    Miami gave up an NCAA-record 544 yards to a pair of running backs today. Florida State also looked the best they have all season (albeit against a very weak Duke team), averaging 9 yards per play against the Blue Devils. Nevertheless, FSU’s defense still doesn’t... The post Florida State 56, Duke 35 – Postgame Hot Take appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Duke Preview and QB Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 36:40

    Two ACC teams have been worse in 2020 than Florida State: One of them is the Duke Blue Devils, who travel to Tallahassee this weekend for a matchup between two programs just hoping to generate something positive in to close the year. The FSU staff... The post Duke Preview and QB Discussion appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Virginia Preview and Miscellaneous

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2020 29:01

    Florida State limps into a game against a Virginia team that doesn’t beat itself. For FSU to win this game, they’ll need a combination of big plays and fundamental play. Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film breakdowns of various schemes and... The post Virginia Preview and Miscellaneous appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    FSU’s Program Autopsy and Rock Bottom Awaits

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 34:47

    Florida State has reached the stage where they got blown out against NC State in a game that was never in doubt and nobody was surprised by the outcome. Nevertheless, there were some positives in this game, starting with the fourth-quarter performance of the Seminoles’... The post FSU’s Program Autopsy and Rock Bottom Awaits appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    NC State 38, Florida State 22 – Postgame Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2020 20:41

    Florida State has reached the stage where they got blown out against NC State in a game that was never in doubt and nobody was surprised by the outcome. Nevertheless, there were some positives in this game, starting with the fourth-quarter performance of the Seminoles’... The post NC State 38, Florida State 22 – Postgame Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    NC State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2020 20:13

    FSU travels to Raleigh for a chance to get young guys like Chubba Purdy more reps as the Seminoles try to rebuild towards the 2021 season. Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film breakdowns of various schemes and techniques will be continuing... The post NC State Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Youth Movement Begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2020 18:17

    The biggest news of the week is that the season has ended for several key players, resulting in a situation where Florida State will get more chances to see young players over the course of the second half of the season. Support the podcast via... The post Youth Movement Begins appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Pitt 41, FSU 17 – Postgame hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2020 19:17

    Three bad interceptions made what should’ve been a close game into a blowout, but Florida State got outclassed on the line of scrimmage and beaten by a better team. Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film breakdowns of various schemes and techniques... The post Pitt 41, FSU 17 – Postgame hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Pitt Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2020 22:06

    Florida State hosts Pittsburgh after an open date allowed Jordan Travis and the Seminoles time to heal and work on fundamentals. Will Florida State find a way to add another to the win column? Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film breakdowns... The post Pitt Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Louisville 48, Florida State 16: Postgame Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2020 15:15

    An helpless defense and inept wide receiver play doomed the Seminoles in Louisville on Saturday. Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film breakdowns of various schemes and techniques will be continuing throughout the offseason. Check out our new stickers in the Unconquered... The post Louisville 48, Florida State 16: Postgame Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

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