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On The Bench: An FSU football podcast

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Come for the Florida State football and recruiting news, stay for the nonsense. The Noles247 Podcast offers honest analysis from Brendan Sonnone, Chris Nee, and Josh Newberg.

340 Episodes
Florida State legacy and blue-chip recruit Marvin Jones Jr. took some time out of his hectic recruitment to join On The Bench. Jones, whose father was one of the most dominant linebackers to ever play at FSU (or at the college level, for that matter), opens up about his relationship with FSU, the recruiting process, and more. Also, he shares an important detail about where the ‘Noles stand for him. It’s a fun interview with a thoughtful player who has deep FSU ties. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
How did Florida State manage to land five-star Sam McCall, and what does his commitment mean for the Seminoles? On The Bench dives into the good news in the latest episode. We provide background on McCall’s recruitment, the momentum that’s being built on the recruiting trail and what could be next for Tribe22. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
What’s going on in the world of Florida State recruiting? In addition to distributing some new scholarship offers and positioning itself for some blue-chip players, FSU also recently hired Ryan Bartow as its director of high school relations.  Bartow’s energy and connections figure to help FSU out on the recruiting trail. The former 247Sports colleague joins On The Bench to discuss his role at FSU, his belief in Mike Norvell, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Florida State added defensive end commitments from two 2023 prospects -- Lamont Green Jr. and Gabriel Harris -- within 24 hours. These are the latest pieces to FSU's attempt to revamp its edge defenders. Noles247 recaps the commitments and what it means for the long-term projection of FSU's pass rush. Plus we go over some other recruiting developments, hoops domination, and the baseball season opener. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
FSU has been active adding members to its off-field staff, a 4-star QB is high on the 'Noles, and hoops is back. We go over the latest from the world of FSU athletics here On The Bench. And then we follow the news and nuggets up with a fun interview with Tribe 21 leader Hunter Washington, who remained loyal to FSU after a late run from Clemson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mailbag!! We take questions from Noles247 members and hit on an array of topics. Today we cover everything from top targets in the 2022 class, how FSU's final scholarships could be used, depth chart talk and much more!! Tune in this week to On The Bench for a quick hitting, but highly informative show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
FSU baseball coach Mike Martin Jr. -- known as Meat -- sits down with On The Bench to preview his team ahead of the upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Destyn Hill is officially a Florida State Seminole! The four-star wide receiver from New Orleans, La. announced his decision on National Signing Day in front of friends and family at a ceremony from Edna Karr High School. Hill let the world know he'd be choosing the Seminoles over offers from UF, Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and more. He is the 19th ranked receiver in the country and the 113th best prospect overall, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.  Listen to the crew from Noles247 break down Hill's commitment and what he brings to Mike Norvell's offense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Big News!! Florida State landed a commitment from four-star QB Nicco Marchiol on Sunday. He's the first QB commitment toward Mike Norvell's 2022 recruiting class. Marchiol chose the Seminoles over a top four that consisted of FSU, Florida, Rutgers and Arizona State. FSU offered Marchiol back in March of 2020 and after nearly a year long recruitment, Marchiol is a 'Nole. Today's On The Bench episode breaks down the importance of this commitment and what it means for FSU's future offense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The ACC released its 2021 schedule for Florida State and the rest of the conference. The Seminoles just beat rival Miami in basketball. A transfer is ‘100 percent’ healthy. Oh, and FSU could be on the verge of a couple of big-time commitments in the 2022 recruiting class. On The Bench goes over all the latest news and intel from the world of FSU athletics in this busy episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On The Bench goes over a variety of topics, including the recruitment of QB Nicco Marchiol, as well as the entire 2022 QB board. Does FSU take two QBs? Where do the ‘Noles stand for Marchiol after his Tallahassee visit? Are any other visitors in the plans? Plus we go over FSU’s interest in some recent portal additions, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Florida State coach Mike Norvell joined On The Bench to discuss a variety of topics about the Seminoles program: Recruiting strategy within the transfer portal, his revamped quarterback room, continuity among the coach staff and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Florida State added another transfer, adding former UCF cornerback Brandon Moore to its 2021 class. The gang discusses Moore’s addition and the reasoning for using another scholarship on a cornerback in this episode. But that’s just the opening, because headliner of this episode is a special guest: FSU’s director of strength and conditioning, Josh Storms. Storms shares insights into how the pandemic impacted the Year 1 implication of FSU’s S&C program, and shares what his hopes and goals are for Year 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Florida State is red hot on the recruiting trail right now, tapping into the transfer portal while also making headway with some prep prospects as well. On The Bench gives you the scoop on FSU’s three transfer additions -- D.J. Williams, Keir Thomas and Jammie Robinson -- as well as intel on a big-time visit, a 2022 commit and more. Plus we crunch some scholarship numbers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Your favorite Florida State podcast is back in 2021. We get the New Year going with a look at FSU’s recruiting board and some developments in the transfer portal as the ‘Noles look to finish off their 2021 class.  Plus we break down the commitment of WR Andrew Parchment and have some fun at the expense of other football programs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This is the last On The Bench of 2020!! We take a look back on a crazy year in Florida State football and review all the ups and downs of the season. We do a year-in-review superlative wrap-up that encapsulates all the big news of 2020. The guys also recap FSU's hoops loss to Clemson, the latest recruiting news and a transfer update. Tune in to the latest edition of On The Bench! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Florida State secured, arguably, its biggest addition to date via the transfer portal when it landed Georgia edge defender Jermaine Johnson over the weekend. Johnson fills a major position of need for FSU, and his recruitment shows what this staff can do in the transfer portal. On The Bench goes over the quick recruitment of Johnson, what it means for the ‘Noles and what’s next in the portal.  Plus we dive into how we’d use the remaining scholarships to fill out FSU’s 2021 class in this episode of OTB. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Hopefully everyone is settling in for their holiday break. Meanwhile, the crew at Noles247 answers questions submitted from members of the site. Florida State fans will want to be sure to tune in to today's show. We cover a ton of ground and hit on key topics like recruiting, transfers and potential coaching changes. Sit back and relax for this Mailbag edition of On The Bench: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
It’s been a busy few days for Florida State. The Seminoles, since Friday, have landed two commitments in the 2021 class and saw the 2020 season come to a close with a cancellation at Wake Forest. Plus we have some coaching contracts to discuss, portal possibilities/strategy, and a hoops report. Oh, and a player declares for the 2021 NFL Draft during the pod. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Florida State signed 15 high school commitments and added transfer quarterback McKenzie Milton through the first day of the Early Signing Period. The Seminole coaching staff isn't done yet. The 2021 recruiting cycle ends in February and the staff would like to add a few key pieces before then. During this episode of On The Bench, Josh Newberg, Chris Nee & Brendan Sonnone recap all the action from Wednesday and discuss what FSU's remaining needs are. Tune in for all the inside scoop: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Don Duncan

Oh how I loathe this song.

Sep 27th
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