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

Jason A. Staples


    • Sep 24, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 34m AVG DURATION
    • 98 EPISODES

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    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.

    Louisville Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 33:04

    Will Florida State be able to carry its momentum forward against a Louisville squad that has struggled against quality competition in 2020? Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film breakdowns of various schemes and techniques will be continuing throughout the offseason. Check... The post Louisville Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Revisiting the UNC Win and Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 42:11

    Florida State got its first win over a ranked opponent on Saturday since beating Boston College in 2018. What growth have we seen so far on the season and what can be expected moving forward? Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film... The post Revisiting the UNC Win and Mailbag appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Florida State 31, North Carolina 28 Postgame Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2020 32:19

    North Carolina comes into Tallahassee ranked fifth in the country and brings one of the nation’s best and most balanced offenses to face a struggling Florida State defense. Florida State will have to score a lot of points against a more limited North Carolina defense... The post Florida State 31, North Carolina 28 Postgame Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    North Carolina Preview 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 30:18

    North Carolina comes into Tallahassee ranked fifth in the country and brings one of the nation’s best and most balanced offenses to face a struggling Florida State defense. Florida State will have to score a lot of points against a more limited North Carolina defense... The post North Carolina Preview 2020 appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Notre Dame 42, Florida State 26: Postgame Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2020 25:26

    Florida State lost by sixteen to Notre Dame, but there were at least a few positive takeaways. 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 post Notre Dame 42, Florida State 26: Postgame Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Florida State at Notre Dame Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2020 21:16

    It’s not a great matchup for the Noles, as Notre Dame happens to be best in the places where FSU is weakest. Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film breakdowns of various schemes and techniques will be continuing throughout the offseason. Check... The post Florida State at Notre Dame Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    More Thoughts after Jacksonville State

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2020 39:19

    This episode discusses more of the defensive side of the ball after Jacksonville state and addresses several questions about the quarterback position. Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film breakdowns of various schemes and techniques will be continuing throughout the offseason. Check... The post More Thoughts after Jacksonville State appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    FSU 41, Jacksonville State 24 – Postgame Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2020 22:29

    We saw what a difference execution at the quarterback position can make, as Jordan Travis made all the difference in FSU’s win over FCS Jacksonville State Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film breakdowns of various schemes and techniques will be continuing... The post FSU 41, Jacksonville State 24 – Postgame Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Jacksonville State Preview and the State of the FSU Program

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2020 48:04

    Jacksonville State is one of the top programs in the FCS and brings a quality quarterback (Clemson transfer Zerrick Cooper) to Tallahassee, meaning it’s not a guaranteed win for the Seminoles. After the preview, we address the question of how long it’ll take before FSU... The post Jacksonville State Preview and the State of the FSU Program appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Miami 52, Florida State 10: Postgame Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2020 38:40

    Florida State didn’t even look competitive against Miami. What can we take away from yet another humiliating debacle from the Noles in a rivalry game? Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film breakdowns of various schemes and techniques will be continuing throughout... The post Miami 52, Florida State 10: Postgame Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Miami Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2020 30:44

    Florida State’s personnel matches up better against Miami than you might expect given the results so far this season, but why can you trust on the Seminoles’ roster to make plays when the chips were down? Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page.... The post Miami Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Revisiting GT Loss and Bye Week Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2020 52:03

    The first third of this episode looks at the impact of a few news items from the open week—particularly Mike Norvell’s absence due to COVID-19. The second segment takes a second look at the GT game and what can be gleaned from a closer look... The post Revisiting GT Loss and Bye Week Q&A appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Georgia Tech Postgame Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2020 40:43

    Florida State opened the 2020 season with a loss—the fourth straight season in which the Seminoles have lost their opener. What are the takeaways from the disappointing start to the Norvell era? That’s the subject of these hot takes, starting with the problems at quarterback... The post Georgia Tech Postgame Hot Takes appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Georgia Tech Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2020 28:46

    Openers are hard to project, and that’s magnified all the more in a matchup between a team with a first-year coach and a team with a second-year coach still attempting to change everything about the program he inherited. Oh, and the pandemic also makes it... The post Georgia Tech Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    First Depth Chart and 2020 Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2020 53:12

    Florida State has released its first depth chart of the preseason. This episode starts by discussing a few surprises revealed there and then takes a look at what can be expected for the 2020 season. Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film... The post First Depth Chart and 2020 Season Preview appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    2020 Defense Preview – Part 2 (CB, DT, DE)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2020 36:44

    In part two of our defensive preview, we take a look at the cornerbacks, defensive tackles, and EDGE positions, all of which should be among the conference’s best units in 2020. Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film breakdowns of various schemes... The post 2020 Defense Preview – Part 2 (CB, DT, DE) appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    2020 Defense Preview – Part 1 (LBs, Safeties)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2020 34:26

    In part one of our defensive preview, we take a look at how improved coaching will help both the linebacker and safety positions and at how lineup uncertainty still makes it difficult to know exactly what to expect from those position groups. Support the podcast... The post 2020 Defense Preview – Part 1 (LBs, Safeties) appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    2020 Offense Preview – Part 2 (RB, WR, QB)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2020 33:13

    In part two of our offensive preview, we take a look at how FSU looks to reload the RB room, take advantage of the talent at receiver, and help James Blackman become a more efficient quarterback. Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page.... The post 2020 Offense Preview – Part 2 (RB, WR, QB) appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    2020 Offense Preview – Part 1 (OL and TE)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2020 26:43

    In part one of our offensive preview, we look at the offensive line and tight end positions and evaluate whether or not improvement can be expected at these spots in 2020. Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film breakdowns of various schemes... The post 2020 Offense Preview – Part 1 (OL and TE) appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Wrapping Camp, Prepping for Week 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2020 38:22

    It’s starting to look like there might actually be a 2020 season, and Florida State is now starting to prepare for game 1. What have we learned about Norvell and the new approach so far? Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Film... The post Wrapping Camp, Prepping for Week 1 appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Looking for Consistency Late in Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2020 44:05

    After two scrimmages, Mike Norvell and company are getting a better sense of what this team can and cannot do. 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... The post Looking for Consistency Late in Camp appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    2020 Football Goes to Summer Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2020 37:37

    FBS football is moving forward, and FSU has a new schedule. We evaluate that and more. 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... The post 2020 Football Goes to Summer Camp appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Norvell Demonstrates Commitment to Accountability

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2020 53:34

    After an interview in which he misstated the extent of his discussions with his team, Mike Norvell showed that he’s willing to humble himself and be accountable to his players. That might be more valuable than not making the mistake to begin with. This episode... The post Norvell Demonstrates Commitment to Accountability appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Triumphant Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2020 40:02

    After a lengthy delay between episodes, We’re back, though college football might not be back anytime soon. 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 post Triumphant Return appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Early February Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2020 36:04

    Lots of questions have come in over the last month. This episode addresses some of the best. If you have any questions for a future episode, the best way to get them in is through the Patreon site. Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast... The post Early February Mailbag appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

    Evaluating the Late Signing Day Class

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2020 36:16

    Florida State’s 2020 recruiting class is complete, thanks to several additions in the late signing period. This episode evaluates those additions and the process Mike Norvell and his staff applied in recruiting a transitional class. Support the podcast via the Unconquered Podcast Patreon page. Supporters... The post Evaluating the Late Signing Day Class appeared first on Unconquered Podcast.

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