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The Florida State Seminoles played their spring game and practiced in 15 open practices, our staff gathered what they saw and put together a depth chart based on their observations, you can read that original article here on Tomahawk Nation. Initially looking at the QB position Jordan Travis is the no-doubt starter for the Garnet and Gold unlike last year and he has really taken command of the QB1 role, especially as a leader. Competing for the backup spot are true freshman AJ Duffy and redshirt sophomore Tate Rodemaker. While Duffy is the more talented player he is still learning the offense and getting acclimated to being a college athlete so they leaned on Rodemaker’s experience at practice, but how much longer will that continue? In the running back room, the ‘Noles have been able to replace their lead back Jashaun Corbin with Trey Benson a transfer from Oregon. He showed out in the spring game and proved he deserves starter reps. But we also know that Mike Norvell does not just involve one back in his week-to-week game plan and Treshaun Ward will be in that similar support role that he played so well last year. In the wide receiver room, the FSU staff has been able to bring in new players like Mycah Pittman and Johnny Wilson. Pittman will be in line to get the main target share as well as second-year receiver Malik McClain. Going forward they will need more help the team has some in-house players that will get the opportunity to prove themselves as well like Ja’Khi Douglas, Ontaria Wilson and Josh Burrell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
FLORIDA STATE — South Florida has been acknowledged as the heart of high school football for years. After garnering records for the most five-star prospects and NFL draftees, every class continues to strive in its own fashion. Head coach Mike Norvell and FSU’s staff have been in contact with legacy defensive end Lamont Green Jr. from day one. Green is Florida State’s earliest commit as of now, and their second-highest commit in the class of 2023. The 6’5 DE is currently the No.24 Edge in the nation and No.240 overall player. Green has been known for his quick feet and aggressive finishing since he put on the pads in Pop Warner. He’s headed into his senior season with the Gulliver Prep Raiders, The class of 2023 holds three five-star wide receivers in the South Florida area, honing in on the fastest and probably the rawest athlete, Jalen Brown from Gulliver Prep. Brown is currently ranked as the No.5 wide receiver in the nation and the No.35 overall player. In the past year he’s flirted with a top three receiver rating, catching eyes for his incredible speed and footwork. Brown’s known as one of the best track and field athletes in the state of Florida, finishing third in the 200 meter dash at the FHSAA Class 2A State Championship. The highly touted receiver holds 34 offers, being steadily pursued by LSU, Texas A&M, Miami and Florida State, per 247Sports. He plans on taking a visit to LSU in the coming weeks, and hopes to be back in Tallahassee for a game during the 2022 season. Brown’s most recent visit to FSU was March 27th, having already visited the campus more six times in the past year. The Seminoles currently hold six commitments for the class of 2023, ranked as the No.15 class in the nation. Brown is considered to be at the very top of their needs/want list, which could be a real possibility since many believe he’ll want to stay closer to home and already has a relationship with 2023 QB Chris Parson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
For the past few years, the offensive line has been a point of contention for the Florida State Seminoles. This isn’t ideal for a team that is insistent on being a run-first offense; however, offensive line coach and newly minted offensive coordinator Alex Atkins is doing his best to turn the position group around. Despite pulling in the best o-line class in years, there were still questions surrounding the depth of this group. Even the best prospects take a few years to mature into that role so transfers have to be relied on for quick returns. Enter D’Mitri Emmanuel. Emmanuel is the third transfer offensive lineman taken by FSU this offseason. As a fourth-year player who has played under Atkins before in their one-year overlap at Charlotte, he is uniquely primed to step onto the field quickly, but will he be ready for the jump up into the Power 5? That's for the film to decide and for the guys at the Triple Option to decode. In this episode, they will break down his performance against one of the top defenses in the country when Charlotte faced the Clemson Tigers in 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Happy hump day ladies and gentlemen — this is Noles News Now presented by Tomahawk Nation, covering the latest in FSU athletics.  Let’s dive in with some recruiting news off the top — yesterday, the Seminoles extended offers to a pair of 2023 quarterbacks — four-star Ricky Collins out of Louisiana (currently committed to the Purdue Boilermakers) and three-star Brock Glenn out of Memphis. Each hold more than a few Power 5 offers, showing that the Seminoles aren’t just content taking a single QB in this year’s class. Currently, four-star Chris Parson is the only quarterback committed — he’s been locked in with the Seminoles for nearly a year now, becoming a bellcow of the class while continuing to expand his game. He had a good showing at the Elite 11 Regional in mid-May, showcasing why he’s considered the No. 16 quarterback in the country by 247. So why the offers? While the staff is high on Parson, putting all their eggs in one basket isn’t their goal — FSU took one quarterback in 2022, AJ Duffy, while failing to land a high school prospect in 2021 after the flip of Luke Altmyer to Ole Miss. With just three scholarship QBs currently on roster, it’s imperative for the staff to start building depth and competition at the position. In baseball news, Parker Messick,has been named a semifinalist for two National Player of the Year awards — the Dick Howser Trophy and the Golden Spikes Award after being named a first-team All-ACC pitcher, leading the league in strikeouts, strikeouts per nine innings, strikeout-to-walk ratio, and WHIP. Meanwhile, the No. 9 seed Seminoles kick off ACC Tournament play today vs. Virginia, with a second matchup vs. Notre Dame set for Thursday. Bryce Hubbart will be today’s starting pitcher, with Messick handling primary duties on Thursday. The Cavalier offense is led by third baseman Jake Gelof and left fielder Alex Tappen. The first team All-ACC duo are second in the nation in combined RBIS at 144. Brian Gursky is the ace on the mound with a 7-1 record overall with 78 strikeouts on the season. In the ACC tournament, FSU holds a 9-8 record over UVA. Overall, the Seminoles are 59-31 all-time against the Cavs. Friday’s game will be a chance for the Seminoles to get revenge for a weekend sweep at the hands of Notre Dame in Tallahassee earlier this season. The Irish are also coming off a regular season-ending series loss (Miami). Notre Dame’s top three starters all boast an ERA under 3.00, led by John Bertrand. FSU will most likely face either Bertrand or Austin Temple in their Thursday matchup. On the offensive side, the Irish have a balanced attack led by Brooks Coetzee and Jack Zyska. If Florida State wins their pool, they will face the winner of Pool A on Saturday. The championship game will be played on Sunday afternoon. Florida State women’s golf’s longest ever run in the NCAA Championship tournament came to an end Tuesday — the Seminoles fell to Texas A&M in the quarterfinals of match play at the championship finals. The Seminoles advanced to match play for the first time in school history and finished in a tie for fifth place in the final national standings – the highest NCAA Championship finish in school history. Florida State women’s tennis athletes Petra Hule and Anna Arkadianou bowed out of the NCAA Doubles Championship on Tuesday night, falling to Janice Tjen and Savannah Broadus of Pepperdine. Hule finishes her FSU career with 202 career wins in singles and doubles play combined, including a record-tying 106 wins in doubles play. Arkadianou, just a sophomore, has a chance to anchor next year’s team as she gained valuable experience on FSU’s No. 1 doubles tandem while being a No. 2/3 player in singles play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
An all-time great season in Tallahassee is over. After an incredible run through their season punctuated by an ACC Tournament championship title, the Florida State softball team saw their season swiftly end with back-to-back losses to Mississippi State in the Tallahassee Regional championship. The Seminoles romped through their first two games posting consecutive 8-0 run-rule victories and found themselves in the driver’s seat heading into Sunday. So what happened? Gwyn Rhodes joins host Brian Pellerin on this week’s Seminole Wrap podcast to break down what went wrong, the emotional press conference that followed, and what’s ahead for the program for years to come and the rest of the NCAA Tournament this year. Head coach Lonni Alameda, players talk Seminoles season-ending loss Seminoles season ends in back-to-back losses to Mississippi State Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hello everyone, happy Monday, and welcome to Noles News Now presented by Tomahawk Nation— I’m Perry Kostidakis, and here’s the latest in Florida State athletics. A hard weekend out on the diamond all-around for Florida State — on the softball side, the No. 2 national seed Seminoles went undefeated in opening play of the Tallahassee Regional before faltering in the final to underdog Mississippi State. Florida State didn’t look at all like the world-beaters they had this season - in game one, they were shutout for just the second time this year, falling 5-0 and registering just two hits. That bad juju was seemingly erased in the beginning of a winner-take-all game two, with Sydney Sherill smacked a two-run homer that put the Seminoles up 2-zip, while a Kaley Mudge RBI in the bottom of the second put them up 3-1. That was the last time FSU would score — the Bulldogs used a strong fifth inning to take back the lead, never relinquishing it en route to a Tallahassee Regional title. It’s the first time since 2012 that the Seminoles won’t be heading to the Super Regional state — it’s a hard ending to a great season, in addition to an ACC title secured last week, FSU’s 49-5 record in the regular season was the highest winning percentage in a regular season in school history. Seminoles season ends in back-to-back losses to Mississippi State FSU Softball: Danielle Watson drafted to Women’s Professional Fastpitch It wasn’t much better for FSU baseball in its regular season finale — the Seminoles started off its series against UNC with a walk-off loss and ended it by being blown out 11-0. FSU was picked to finish first in the ACC, and now head into the ACC Tournament as the No. 9 seed. It’s a disappointing result for a team that seemingly had gathered the talent to support a pitching room that was supposed to be amongst the nation’s elite. While it’s not curtains on the season for the Seminoles, there’s a major need for a strong showing in the conference tournament for both seeding and momentum purposes. Three up, three down: UNC sweeps FSU As for other FSU sports — Women’s golf advanced to the final round of stroke play at the NCAA Division I championship and are in 6th place as a team after the third. The Seminoles must finish in the top eight of the team standings following Monday’s round of 18 holes to advance to the three rounds of match play which will determine the national championship team beginning Tuesday. Teams five through 12 (including Florida State in sixth place) are separated by a total of nine strokes. Florida State women’s tennis athlete Petra Hule, who is the No. 3 seeded singles player in the NCAA Tournament, begins her quest for an individual national championship today at 7 p.m. vs. Kylie Collins of the University of Texas — on the doubles side, Hule and Anna Arkadianou kick off their title run on Tuesday. On the men’s side, Louis Pourry kicks off his own championship journey by taking on Hamish Stewart from the University of Georgia — that match set to kick off at 11:30 from Illinois. That’s it from this weekend --- thanks for listening and supporting the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. Please drop us a rating, let us know how we’re doing, and subscribe if you haven’t. Thanks again, and we’ll see you on Wednesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Thanks for listening to Noles News Now, your audio home for all things Florida State here on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. I’m your host Brian Pellerin here on this Friday morning May 20th. If you’re not following already, it’s a pretty good weekend to plug into the FSU softball and baseball teams. One getting set to host a regional to start its journey to the College World Series. The other trying to make a statement and put themselves firmly in the hosting position themselves. We’ll get you prepared for both those teams coming up in a few but we start with the college football beef dominating sports headlines as three of the game’s most prominent coaches go to battle over NIL and recruiting and yeah FSU has some ties to it all. It actually started on Wednesday night when Nick Saban while speaking with boosters in Alabama named specific schools — those being Texas A&M, Jackson St, and Miami — that he felt were playing outside the rules in recruiting players. That back and forth ended with some public reprimands from the SEC Commissioner to basically shut up. Meanwhile, the rest of the sport sitting back to see what, if any, action the NCAA takes in looking into Saban’s claims. Could that mean an investigation into Hunter’s recruitment, Cristobal’s rising recruiting efforts in Coral Gables and A&M’s ascension to the greatest recruiting class ever constructed? Time will tell. All that’s left is time — probably just a few hours by the time you listen to this — from the start of the NCAA Softball Tournament Tallahassee Regional. The Noles are the No. 2 overall seed in the tourney and No. 1 seed in this regional. They’ll open competition tonight on ESPN+ against Howard at approximately 8:30. The timing on that is dependent on the finish of Game 1 tonight between Mississippi State and USF. In case you need a refresher, regional play is a double-elimination style tournament with one team advancing to the Super Regionals. The Noles would host the winner of the Missouri regional in that Super Regional if they advance. If you’re looking for a deep dive into the other teams competing this weekend, check out Gwyn Rhodes’s preview on Tomahawk Nation dot com or listen to this week’s Seminole Wrap podcast that breaks down the threat each team may pose to Florida State’s chances of moving on. Hopefully, Monday we’ll have a Super Regional to preview for you. For the baseball team, the goal remains piling up wins to try and secure a top 16 seed in the men’s tournament. D-1 baseball moved FSU into one of those positions in their tournament projections after last weekend’s series win against Miami, but the midweek loss to Florida leaves little room for error as the Noles headed to Chapel Hill face UNC in a Thursday-Friday-Saturday series. But early on, it was the Heels who took off. Four first-inning runs. Not how you draw it up. It would remain that way into the fourth before Florida State’s freshman came to the rescue. Jaime Ferrer and James Tibbs would lead big chargeback including an 8th inning two-run bomb from Tibbs off the UNC closer that gave FSU the 5-4 lead. That duo combined for 2 HRs, 4 runs, and 3 RBIs. The Noles held that lead into the bottom of the ninth, but they couldn’t hold it. For the second consecutive game, the Florida State bullpen allowed a walk-off homer. This one a three-run shot from Alberto Osuna, his second three-run homer of the game. He drove in 6 by himself. Noles lose 7-5. For all the ins and outs, check out the 3 up, 3 down article on our website. Tomorrow’s matchup is expected to be a matchup on lefties with Parker Messick and Brandon Schaeffer figuring to go for the Noles and Heels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Thanks for listening to Noles News Now, your audio home for all things Florida State here on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. I'm your host Brian Pellerin here on this Wednesday morning May 18th. We start with the FSU football team... just 101 days away from the start of the season against Duquesne. Time and network remain TBD... but we do now know the start time and network for two of their higher-profile contests this season. Of course, I'm talking about the 2 against their SEC opponents. The first of those is the Labor Day weekend, Allstate Louisiana Kickoff against LSU. That game was already set for Sunday, Sept. 4th, but Tuesday the schools announced it will kick off at 7:30 ET on ABC. That's a second straight season with a Labor Day Sunday ABC primetime contest for the Noles after last year's thrilling OT loss to Notre Dame at Doak. This one is in LSU's backyard though -- New Orleans at the Caesar's Superdome. The other primetime contest comes on Thanksgiving weekend as the Noles host Florida on Black Friday. That contest on November 25th also at 7:30. Hopefully, the Noles are playing for bowl positioning instead of bowl positioning like a year ago. The guys on the roster taking a step forward will play a big role in that happening. Our team at Tomahawk Nation has taken a close look at how some of those potential stars performed in the spring. This week, the fifth and final installment looked at the secondary specifically AZ Thomas and Sam McCall. Head to TomahawkNation.com to see Kevin Little's film breakdown of their tape to see what could be coming this fall. If you missed the other breakdowns, that article has links to those for Mycah Pittman, Jared Verse, Trey Benson, and Bless Harris. On the baseball diamond, the Seminoles traveled down the road to Gainesville for their final midweek contest of the season to face the Gators. It opened with a flurry of offense from each team. The teams alternated scoring in each of the first four innings before the bullpens really stepped up and posted zeros until the 9th. The Gators and Noles were knotted at 5 at that point... but in the bottom of the inning, the Gators untied it. A two-out knock brought up lefty Sterlin Thompson, pushing Mike Martin Jr. to turn to a lefty of his own in Andrew Armstrong. But a hanging breaking ball ended up way over the right field wall for a 7-5 final. The Gators claim the game and the season series. For a full breakdown of the game, check out our Three Up, Three Down article posted now on TomahawkNation.com. The Noles now turn their attention to the close of ACC regular-season play in Chapel Hill against UNC this weekend. That'll do it for today's Noles News Now. We'll be back on Friday with more of the headlines you don't want to miss so be sure to follow or subscribe so you don't miss a thing. And if you like what you're hearing, please rate and leave a review. Until then, you can find everything you need on our website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This is the fifth and final installment of our spring report card series. You can find other breakdowns of Mycah Pittman, Jared Verse, Trey Benson, and Bless Harris in the links on their names. Let us know in the comments below if you would like to continue the series with any suggested players.One of the most fun parts of any football season is seeing those arbitrary star rankings by recruit’s names translate to play on the field. Luckily for Florida State football fans, the two highest-ranked players in the 2022 class play a position that can contribute early. Azareyeh Thomas and Sam McCall are both high upside cornerbacks competing for playing time come fall. Their athletic tools are evident at first sight. Thomas’s length is reminiscent of Jalen Ramsey and McCall’s agility and fluidity make him an exciting prospect, but athletic tools aren’t all it takes to make a player effective. That’s why we go to the film to answer the tough questions. The guys from the Triple Option are here to break down every play the duo played in the spring game to decide if these players are ready to make an impact early or if they’re merely clay in need of molding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Florida State Seminoles softball team is firmly entrenched in the national title hunt after claiming the ACC Tournament crown with a come-from-behind victory over the Clemson Tigers and earning the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Next up, they’ll host the Tallahassee Regional starting Friday with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the USF Bulls and the Howard Bison heading to town to fight for the Super Regional berth. Each team will present a unique challenge to the Noles team as they take the first step on the return to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series. Host Brian Pellerin and softball beat writer Gwyn Rhodes break down each team’s strengths and weaknesses and how they stack up against Florida State in this week’s episode of Seminole Wrap as well as take a look back at the ACC Tournament run. You can subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your shows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Happy Monday... Thanks for getting your week started with Noles News Now. I'm your host Brian Pellerin, getting you caught up on the weekend that was for the Florida State Seminoles sports teams. And really the story of the weekend goes to the stickball teams as they both answered the bell against their rivals for huge wins. We start with the Florida State softball team who claimed the program's 18th ACC tournament title this weekend, putting a stamp on an already impressive year and entrenching themselves in the national title picture. FSU put up impressive victories over Virginia and Duke in the quarter and semi-finals of the tournament. Then, they needed a 6th inning comeback to put away Clemson in the title game. That win Saturday pushed FSU up from their No. 3 ranking to grab the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, starting this weekend. The Noles will host the Tallahassee Regional that will include Mississippi State, USF, and Howard. If you want an in-depth look at that ACC tournament run and a scouting report of the three teams heading to Tally this weekend as well as the tournament at large, listen to this week's Seminole Wrap podcast as myself and Gwyn Rhodes broke it all down for you in an easy 30 minute listen. You can find the link to that in this article or in this podcast feed. Elsewhere, the FSU baseball team battled back from a game one loss to No. 6 Miami to take the final two games and the series. Not a bad way to end the regular season at Howser. The Noles rode the back of Jaime Ferrer to Sunday's win as he hit an early 2-run homer and added another RBI later in the game in route to a 6-4 win. Ross Dunn was spectacular in relief as well. Could be a huge series victory for FSU's hopes in hosting a regional of their own in a few weeks. For now, they'll focus on Tuesday's contest in Gainesville before their regular season-ending series in Chapel Hill against UNC this weekend. On the football field, the action actually continues to be off the field as we remain in the doldrums of the offseason, but the fallout from Mike Norvell's tampering accusations remains the top story. If you missed it, the Noles head coach said last week on the Packer and Durham show that players on the roster that aren't currently in the transfer portal and discussing their contact with other teams and their boosters with the coaching staff. Obviously, those actions are not okay in the pros, but there isn't much to prevent it in the NCAA as the lack of leadership from the top of that organization continues to stain the sport. Previous reports from Baton Rouge pointed to former FSU coach Jimbo Fisher's Texas A&M program as one of the teams trying to poach players from the LSU roster. No word on the teams Norvell is referring to as contact his guys. I mentioned the tampering rules in the NFL. Those apply to guys on other teams... but there's no limit to the praise you can place on your own guys as Giants coach Brian Daboll is showing during rookie camp when he discusses undrafted signing Jashaun Corbin. The former Nole describe as athletic and having that quick twitch...sounds like exactly what FSU fans know about Corbin from his time in Tallahassee. The beat writers in the Big Apple expect to see Jashaun as a factor in the backfield this fall for the New York Football Giants. That'll do it for today's episode of Noles News Now. I'll be back with you on Wednesday to get you caught up on the latest happenings in Noles Nation so be sure to follow, rate, and review the show so you don't miss the next episode. Until then, be sure to check Tomahawk Nation for the headlines you don't want to miss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This is the fourth video in our Spring Report Card series. You can find in-depth breakdowns of Mycah Pittman here, Jared Verse here, and Trey Benson here.The Florida State Seminole’s offensive line has been a point of contention for the past few years. Jimbo left the cupboard bare on his way out of town, compounded by questionable development under the next regime. Since offensive linemen tend to need more time to grow and develop, those lost years have severely hampered the position group. Insert Alex Atkins. Atkins is a rising name in the coaching community. He was by far FSU’s most effective recruiter this past season and seems to be moving the line in the right direction, but will that translate to the field in the fall? One big key to Atkins’s success will be transfer tackle Bless Harris. His size has been a bit of a question mark but can he make up for some of that with awareness and athleticism? Coach AB jumps into the film with Kevin Little to review every snap of this year’s spring game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hello everyone, happy Fridau, and welcome to Noles News Now presented by Tomahawk Nation-- I’m Perry Kostidakis, and heading into the weekend, here’s the latest in Florida State athletics. Florida State softball kicked off ACC Tournament play on Thursday -- the No. 3 Noles took on Virginia in the first round, securing a 5-3 win over the sixth-seeded Cavaliers. FSU, the 3 seed in the tourney, takes on Duke today at 3:30 pm -- you can watch on the ACC Network, as well as follow on Tomahawk Nation in our game thread or on Gwyn Rhodes’ Twitter, where she’ll be on-scene. In football news -- the ACC is planning to vote on a 3-5-5 scheduling model -- that means three permanent opponents and a rotating slate of home-and-home games with five other opponents/ Commissioner Jim Phillips said Wednesday that the league could make the switch as early as 2023. Our Ben Meyerson took a deep dive into the advanced analytics of Florida State’s running game and came up with some areas of improvement -- the main takeaway? Between Jordan Travis and a stable of running back talent, Mike Norvell and Alex Atkins should be able to vary up their schemes when it comes to opponents.. Florida State baseball returns to the diamond today -- the No. 21 Seminoles take on No. 6 Miami in a duel to determine the top dog in the state. Last year FSU took all four games from Miami, sweeping the ‘Canes in Coral Gables with none of the games being close, so there’s a bit of a motivating factor there. FSU will have to deal with a daunting lineup of pitchers -- Miami’s Friday starter Carson Palmquist is one of the best in the ACC. The first pitch is at 7 tonight, and you can watch all games on ACC Network and follow along on Tomahawk Nation.  The Florida State track and field team got off to a terrific start Thursday at the ACC Outdoor Championships. Isaac Grimes (long jump), Lauren Ryan (10,000m run), and Ahmed Muhumed (10,000m run) each took home ACC titles on the first day of the competition. And finally, Florida State Men’s Golf sophomore Frederik Kjettrup has been selected to the 15-member 2022 All-ACC Men’s Golf Team finishing the season 70.66 scoring average. The men kick off NCAA play this Monday in the Palm Beach NCAA Regional. You can read up on these stories and more on Tomahawk Nation.com, where we’ll also be providing live updates on today’s softball and baseball action. Thank you again for listening, please don’t forget to subscribe and rate five stars if you haven’t -- if you have, you are my best friend. Happy Friday, and we’ll see you next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The running back position is one that Norvell has shown consistent success with. He developed four runningbacks in four years at Memphis that had their names called out by NFL teams on draft day, but doubts of his talent evaluations have persisted. This was especially true of FSU’s latest RB transfer, Trey Benson. Benson is a speed/power back coming off of a big injury he sustained in his time at Oregon. Concerns over his injury and lack of collegiate snaps dominated the coverage; however, the spring game seemed to flip the narrative. He moved well in the spring game, showing off his straight-line speed and downhill running style. A few big runs were all it took to turn him into a can’t miss prospect by the media. But where is the truth? Is he the next in a long line of Norvell’s NFL runningbacks or is he not suited for the big game? CoachAB and Kevin Little jump into the film to watch every snap from the spring game tackle those questions and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Florida State Seminoles softball wrapped up a dominant 2022 season with a series sweep of the NC State Wolfpack this weekend. The three victories give them a 49-5 record, a No. 3 ranking in both the polls and RPI as well as an 11-game win streak heading into postseason play. That’ll start on Thursday in Pittsburgh when the Noles begin their ACC Tournament run against Virginia and will soon head into the NCAA Tournament as they get ready for Selection Day this weekend. Brian Pellerin and guest host Gwyn Rhodes get you caught up on the season so far and what to expect this weekend as the Seminoles look to claim the ACC crown and set their eyes on a potential return to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series next month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Welcome to your Monday edition of Noles News Now, your home for the latest updates in Florida State athletics three times a week from Tomahawk Nation. I’m your host Brian Pellerin getting you caught up on the weekend that was for FSU. It’s already the second week of May and that means the semester is coming to a close in Tallahassee and the end of the spring sports schedule is quickly closing in, but we start on with the Noles football team… more specifically a former Nole as Jermaine Johnson officially put pen to paper this weekend on his rookie deal with the Jets. The Jets newest first-round defensive end also made his first appearance in front of the New York media this weekend as well. He talked about his excitement to see his dreams come true and how ready he is to learn from the veterans on the team all while wearing his F-S-U hoodie. Johnson was also rocking No. 52 in his minicamp workouts… but that’s subject to change for the actual roster so don’t buy the jersey just yet. The guy trying to replace Johnson is Albany transfer Jared Verse. He popped during the spring, but it ain’t easy replacing a first-round pick like Johnson. So can he live up to the hype that has surrounded him this spring? Tomahawk Nation’s coach Adam Brown and Kevin Little broke down his game this weekend in the latest installment of their post-spring report cards. You can find that link on Tomahawk Nation dot com. Volume one of that series focused on wide receiver Mycah Pittman if you’d like to check that out as well. Monday could be a huge moment in the NIL saga that has taken over the college sports landscape as the NCAA’s Division One Board of Directors is expected to weigh in on a set of new guidelines from an NIL subcommittee, according to Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic. Those guidelines would give real framework to what has been the wild west of NIL payments for players. These would better define the rules and who is beholden to follow them. I’d recommend a follow for Nicole as she follows the Board’s actions and what it could mean for college sports. The F-S-U softball team finished their regular season on a strong note and one Nole made history in the process. The squad swept Sunday’s doubleheader in Raleigh and completed the weekend sweep of NC State thanks to Sydney Sherill’s three-home run game. That’s a first in Noles history. The team as a whole had 7 big flies in the contest. The first time that’s happened in program history as well. They completed the regular season with a 49-5 record and won each of their final 11 games. Next up is the ACC Tournament in Pittsburgh where the Noles will be the No. 3 seed and take on 6th seeded Virginia on Thursday night. First pitch is set for 7:30. And if you want more on the Seminoles softball team as they enter the postseason, check out this week’s Seminole Wrap podcast releasing tonight from myself and Gwyn Rhodes as we get you caught up on the season that was for the team and what’s ahead as they start postseason play. Again, that should be out late Monday night. The FSU baseball team opened their weekend trip to BC with an opening game loss but claimed the next two, 10-4 and 8-1, to take the series. Sunday’s win came courtesy of a dominant performance from Bryce Hubbart who punched out 11 over 7 innings while limited Boston College to just one hit. Noles back on the diamond on Tuesday. A tough end to the weekend for the FSU beach volleyball team as they fell in the national championship to USC, but still a great season to make it all the way to the title. Congratulations to them. The men’s tennis team knocked off Georgia this weekend, they’ll be moving on to the round of 16 for the first time in school history. Congratulations to them as well. Thank you for listening to Noles News Now. We’ll be back again on Wednesday. Until then, I’m Brian Pellerin. Have a great week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jermaine Johnson is a difficult player to follow. He came in as a transfer from Georgia without a ton of applause and played his way into the first round of the NFL draft. The Florida State coaching staff is looking to capture lightning in a bottle again. Jared Verse was a highly touted transfer out of the University at Albany. His high-end athleticism garnered interest in the portal but there are some questions as to how quickly his skillset will transfer to the P5 level. A bonus look this episode is at veteran Derrick McClendon II, who’ll be playing opposite Verse. A relatively obscure former 3-star prospect, he appears to have transformed his body and his game over the offseason. Will these two relative unknowns be able to maintain the high level of play achieved by Johnson and Keir Thomas last year or will they regress? Coach AB and Kevin Little dive into every snap the duo played in the spring game to find the answer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hello everyone, happy Friday, and welcome to Noles News Now presented by Tomahawk Nation-- I’m Perry Kostidakis, and heading into the weekend, here’s the latest in Florida State athletics. Kicking things off, on Wednesday No. 3 FSU softball beat No. 11 UF via a walk-off homer, courtesy of Jahni Kerr. It was the first time in 16 years that FSU secured a series win over the Lizards -- the Seminoles are now 46-5 and wrap up the regular season this weekend vs. NC State -- our Gwyn Rhodes has you covered with a full preview on tomahawknation.com In football news, linebacker TJ Davis, who signed as part of FSU’s 2020 class, was removed from the Seminoles’ roster after being medically disqualified. While he was a strong scout team player, even earning Scout Team Player of the Year for the defense this past season, he only saw action in one game for Florida State. The 2020 recruiting class has now seen 10 departures, leaving 15 members still on the roster for now. The 23rd-ranked FSU baseball team will look to bounce back from a midweek beatdown handed down by Stetson -- the Seminoles take on Boston College on the road in what’s a should-win matchup, especially with the season winding down. Parker Messick, slotted for his usual Friday role, dominated TCU last weekend with 14 putouts to help extend the Seminoles’ national lead to 521 strikeouts. The fifth-seeded FSU beach volleyball team is competing in the NCAA Championships -- they advanced to the round of 8 after taking down 12th seed Cal Poly -- the Seminoles are matched up against 4th seed LMU, and that game is scheduled for today at 11 a.m. In other NCAA Tournament action, the 28th ranked Florida State men’s tennis kicks off competition today against Georgia State -- women’s tennis is also in action this weekend, taking on FIU We’ve got these stories, and much more, including a film breakdown on transfer wide receiver Mycah Pittman and the latest FSU recruiting offers and updates, on TomahawkNation.com Thanks for tuning in, have a great weekend and we’ll see you on Monday.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Wide receiver was an obvious area of concern for the Florida State Seminoles coaching staff going into the 2022 season. They addressed this concern with three transfers. Jordan Wilson Jr. is a big hybrid tight end that lets you be more dynamic with your offense, Winston Wright is a receiver with big-play capabilities who was unfortunately injured before he could make his way on campus, and Mycah Pittman is the do-it-all utility receiver that can be relied on to consistently win yardage. At least that's what the story has been. Instead of relying on narratives, we at the Triple Option prefer to let the film tell the story. That's why we’re starting this Spring Report Card series. In these upcoming videos, we will break down every single play that a key player or position group participated in during the spring game. First up is Mycah Pittman. He received a lot of buzz over his spring game performance, but was it warranted? Let’s let the film decide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hello everyone, happy Wednesday-- I’m Perry Kostidakis, and welcome to Noles News Now, the latest updates in Florida State athletics, presented by Tomahawk Nation -- let’s dive in Good news for former Florida State running back Jashaun Corbin, who signed with the New York Giants after going undrafted -- he signed a sizeable contract with the G-men -- $10k signing bonus, $110k guaranteed FSU football coaching staff making the rounds on the recruiting trail -- offensive coordinator and o-line coach Alex Atkins made a stop in Ocala to check out Trinity Catholic practice -- he was likely checking out 2023 tackle Tommy Kinsler, a three-star prospect, a battle that seems to have UF leading Seminoles baseball dropped a tough one to Stetson on Tuesday night, struggling pretty much in all phases en route to 6-0 loss -- FSU has been playing well lately but have struggled to find its footing in midweek matchups -- not a terrifying concern, but one that still needs to be examined and ironed out with the regular season set to wrap up at the end of the month. No. 3 Seminoles softball, 45-5 and on a six-game win streak, is set to take on No. 11 Florida in Tallahassee today -- FSU won a thriller vs. the Lizards last month, so they’re going for the series win. The last time the Seminoles won twice in a single season vs. UF was 2006. New soccer coach Brian Pensky spoke with the media for the first time Tuesday, talking about the task ahead of him and living up to the expectations set by his predecessor, Mark Krikorian.  FSU tennis athlete Loris Pourroy, the 52nd-ranked singles player in the country, will compete in the NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Championship beginning on May 23 -- it’s his first time making a solo appearance in the tournament. On the women’s side, senior Petra Hule was named No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament -- the highest in school history. Hule will also play alongside Anna Aradinaou in the Doubles Tournament And finally, FSU women’s golf head coach Amy Bond was named to the Jackie Steinmann National Coach of the Year watch list -- FSU is hosting the NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championship starting next week. You can read up on these stories and more on TomahawkNation.com, where you can always find updates on all FSU athletics. Thank you for tuning in, and we’ll see you next time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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