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20 minutes | Oct 23, 2021
Instant Reaction: FSU vs. UMass, Seminoles score 59 in blowout win
The Florida State Seminoles took care of business at home against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen ending with a final tally of 59-3. Quarterback Jordan Travis led a dynamic running game in the first half that saw multiple players get productive touches. It also gained enough separation for backup quarterback Chubba Purdy to get some run. The defense still has some holes that need to be plugged but it’s hard to be too upset when they hold the opposing team to three points, all of which came off of a fumble on the opening kickoff. There were also a lot of interesting schematic things to take away from this game. If you want an X’s and O’s perspective of the first real blowout FSU has experienced with Mike Norvell then join Kevin Little of the Triple Option as he gives his thoughts on the game which comes complete with a little chalk-talk. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
34 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Florida State of Recruiting: Can FSU take advantage of the current college football landscape?
The Florida State of Recruiting podcast is back. After a few quiet weeks, the FSU recruiting trail is warming up. Can FSU still land a top-10 class? On this episode, The Three Stars break down the impact of the recent decommitment of Aliou Bah and discuss what other commits might be on the fence. Does Travis Hunter make the list? We also take a look at the struggles of Florida State’s opponents and which names fans should keep an eye on. In addition, what is the impact of LSU’s announcement to dismiss head coach Ed Orgeron after the season. The Florida State of Recruiting (FSoR) Podcast features the Three Stars: Josh Pick, Tim Alumbaugh, and David Stout. As always, check out all the latest recruiting updates in the latest version of the official Tomahawk Nation recruiting thread. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
67 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
FSU football: Midseason breakdown featuring Brendan Sonnone and Ingram Smith
What would the bye week be without a little Triple Option check-in? You guys know what it is that we do and where you can find us. The Florida State football team didn’t have a game but that doesn’t stop us from taking the time to reflect on the first half of the season. Heck, we even did a little projecting on the games ahead towards the end. I won’t give the whole show away but we also spent a lot of time discussing Travis Hunter. Joining Kevin, Trey, and myself on the newest episode is Ingram Smith of the Nolecast and Brendan Sonnone of Noles247. Both gentlemen were gracious enough to come on and provide insight into the makings and screwups of the first half of the season. Is this program improving? Do we know the damage that occurred in the Jacksonville State game? How important is Travis Hunter to Mike Norvell’s future? These are really some of the key areas that we spent most of our time discussing. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
72 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
FSU football vs UNC Film Review: Is FSU on the right track?
For two years in a row, the Florida State Seminoles have upset the North Carolina Tar Heels in football. North Carolina raced out to a 10-0 lead but quickly lost hold of the initiative. From that point on they never felt like they got their feet back under them. FSU played measured, ball control football, and widdled UNC down for the rest of the game. Much of FSU’s offensive production came off of a career day for quarterback Jordan Travis. He stayed patient in the passing game and took the reigns of the leader of the running game. The threat of his legs opened things up for FSU’s talented stable of running backs. Jashaun Corbin and Treshaun Ward received the carries that many fans had been clamoring for and took full advantage of them. Defensively FSU seems to be getting better on a game-by-game basis. Coverage was tight throughout the game and the defensive front is continuing to prove to be one of the better fronts in the conference. They let UNC quarterback Sam Howell run for over 100 yards but ultimately Howell was unable to beat the Seminoles using his feet. There was a lot of good in this game but even coaches can’t see everything on a single watch. So join the guys at the Triple Option as they rewatch one of the most complete games FSU has played in years. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
5 minutes | Oct 9, 2021
FSU beats UNC: Florida State football instant reaction
The Florida State Seminoles defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 35-25. The ‘Noles played one of the cleanest games of the season and looked like the more cohesive group throughout the game. They found a lot of their success on the ground. Quarterback Jordan Travis led the charge with 121 rushing yards on his own but runningbacks Jashaun Corbin and Treshaun Ward combined for another 129. On defense FSU held North Carolina’s talented quarterback Sam Howell in check for a majority of the game. UNC was forced to find success on the ground and ultimately couldn’t sustain their drives because of it. This game was a big potential stepping stone for this Florida State team. It was the most complete game they have played in Norvell's tenure and may give some confidence to the team moving forward. There was a lot to like and a lot to keep in mind for this game. Here to give their instant thoughts on tonight's performance are Kevin Little and Adam Brown. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
7 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
FSU vs UNC Preview: North Carolina Tar Heels Scouting Report
Florida State Football looks to ride some momentum off of their sole victory of the season into Chapel Hill on Saturday to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. Neither of these teams has lived up to expectations this year. This was supposed to be a breakout year for the Tar Heels. They have had some solid recruiting classes and looked to build off the past successes of coordinators Phil Longo and Jay Bateman. Compound that with the return of Heisman hopeful Sam Howell and many believed that UNC would make a run for the ACC title. That hasn’t been the case early in the season. Offense Features a lot of flexibility in their routes- there's even a rumor that there's a “get open” route in the playbook Simple reads and frequent deep shots allow Howell to showcase his strengths They lost a lot of playmakers which means that often these receivers struggle to get open Offensive line issues add to the problem which brings them towards the bottom of CFB in sacks allowed When Howell gets time it's an explosive and fun to watch offense Defense Base 3-4 Very aggressive- frequent one gapping which means the defensive line is upfield quickly Fire zone heavy- a fire zone is a 5 man pressure with a spot drop zone behind it If they get pressure they are a decent defense But if not they can struggle with underneath coverage Contain may be a problem. The mobile QB Jeff Sims for GT took advantage of their over-aggressiveness which led them to lose gap integrity. Conclusions It has been difficult to parse out this UNC team’s true colors. Much like FSU, it seems like any team can show up on any given Saturday. Because of that, this game is not quite the lock that it should be when considering the fact that UNC is a much better-coordinated team with an exceptional quarterback. A lot of these things are a bit difficult to get a mental image of so that’s why I provided some images myself. Let's dive into the film to get a better understanding of FSU’s matchup. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
93 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Is FSU football turning a corner? Reviewing Seminoles win over Syracuse
The Florida State Seminoles football team edged out their first victory of the season against the Syracuse Orange. FSU found themselves in the driver's seat for the first time all year. They got off to an early lead behind a stellar first-half defensive performance but could never gain the traction needed to separate themselves on the scoreboard. A nursed 10 point lead in the fourth quarter whittled away as Syracuse began to exploit some holes in FSU’s defense. However, FSU ultimately made the plays they needed to make to hold on to the win. This game is conflicting. It's a huge positive that FSU was able to hold on to their first victory of the season, but missed assignments and sloppy play still prevented an entire 60-minute performance. It’s clear that this team is still finding its identity. Some of these mistakes are hard to understand, so it helps to dive into the film and try to diagnose what actually happened. That's why we have the Triple Option team. Each and every week they go through and tell the tale of the tape. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
26 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
FSU vs Louisville Instant Reaction 2021 College Football
Florida State Seminoles lost to the Louisville Cardinals by a score of 31-23 on September 25, 2021. Here to talk about it is coach AB and Kevin from the Triple Option --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
7 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Can FSU football get its first win of the season vs. Louisville?
Louisville Cardinals head coach Scott Satterfield is in the early stages of a pivotal year three. After a rocky 2020 season and some offseason hijinks, it was beginning to seem like neither Louisville nor Satterfield were entirely pleased with their present situation. The trend continued downward after a blowout loss to Ole Miss in week one. However, a big victory last Saturday over a solid UCF team may be the change in fortune the Cardinals need. A change that the Florida State Seminoles are desperately striving for as well. Offense Satterfield’s background is on the offensive side of the ball and his teams tend to reflect his style. They heavily rely on pistol sets that give flexibility while giving away minimal information pre-snap They base their offense off of stretch which gets the defense moving laterally Then they use misdirection PA or inside zones to take advantage of flowing defenders The key to their offense is quarterback Malik Cunningham who is a runner first but whose passing game continues to improve throughout his career. Defense Their defense tends to operate under one directive: stop the run. They play a one-gap 3-4 that allows quick upfield movement by the defensive line Their linebackers are aggressive in run fits and are heavily involved in the pass rush via stunts This aggressiveness can leave them a bit vulnerable to the passing game. Some of these concepts are a bit difficult to fully grasp on paper. So lets jump into the film to see what they look like on the field. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
40 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
FSU football recruiting: Where do the Seminoles stand?
Entering week four of the season, a notch in the win column still eludes the Florida State Seminoles. Remarkably, though, their top-10 recruiting class has stayed intact. On this episode, the Three Stars discuss the recent public statements of support from various future ‘Noles, which members of Tribe 22 are firm in their commitments and which could be shaky, and how FSU’s recruiting pitch might evolve. They also dip into the mailbag to discuss which position group is most crucial for this cycle: offensive line, defensive line, or linebacker? The episode concludes with a breakdown on the scheduled official visitors for this weekend vs. the Louisville Cardinals. The Florida State of Recruiting (FSoR) Podcast features the Three Stars: Josh Pick, Tim Alumbaugh, and David Stout. And if you can’t get enough Florida State in your life, check out our “Everything Noles” podcast family, home of FSoR, Triple Option and more. As always, check out all the latest recruiting updates in the latest version of the official Tomahawk Nation recruiting thread. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
28 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Are the FSU football coaches in over their head?
The Florida State Seminoles have gotten off to their first 0-3 start since Bobby Bowden’s first year behind the helm. The most recent addition to this inauspicious start was a loss to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons that never really felt within range. Head Coach Mike Norvell and his staff are still searching for answers to how they can get this team back on track and the FSU fanbase as a whole has not been hesitant to supply advice. After that performance, the coaches were bombarded with a litany of questions- some good and some not as good- asking them to explain some decisions made throughout the game. Luckily at Tomahawk Nation, we have easy access to a man that participated in Monday’s press conference firsthand. Tommy Mire joins the Triple Option guys and we take in his perspective on some of the coaches’ comments and get a feel for the general vibe around campus. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
63 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
FSU vs Wake Forest Film Breakdown: Is This Team Beyond Saving?
The Florida State Seminoles have gotten off to their first 0-3 start since Bobby Bowden’s first year behind the helm. The most recent addition to this inauspicious start was a loss to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons that never really felt within range. Head Coach Mike Norvell and his staff are still searching for answers to how they can get this team back on track and the FSU fanbase as a whole has not been hesitant to supply advice. Now it’s our turn. The guys at the Triple Option are going to go where no man has dared go before. They’re going to parse back through the film of FSU’s latest showing and give their opinions on how to right this ship- from more of a coach's perspective. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
6 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
FSU vs. Wake Forest: Game preview and breakdown
The Florida State Seminoles team comes into this weekend off of a disappointing start to the season. They’ve failed to get their feet under them as young mistakes and questionable coaching decisions have led to their early 0-2 record. Wake Forest couldn’t be a more different story. They are returning 19 of 21 starters and, despite talent deficiencies when compared to FSU, they are a solid team that doesn’t make too many errors. They’ve got their business done early in the season and soundly defeated the two weaker opponents that were set out before them. Wake Forest features one of the most interesting offensive schemes in the country which has been pioneered by head coach Dave Clawson. Some features to look out for are: Heavy reliance on the RPO Long rides through the mesh point Lots of zone runs that use double teams to allow for longer QB reads West coast passing concepts that allow longtime QB Sam Hartman to make quick and accurate throws Defensively they tend to play pretty vanilla under defensive coordinator Lyle Hemphill. They play a lot of one high sets This leads to a decent amount of man coverage- specifically man free They play pretty conservatively in man coverage- often giving a pretty big cushion- but they are pretty efficient in coverage Their interior run defense is sturdy and bolstered by defensive tackle Miles Fox They may struggle to defend the exterior run game --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
70 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Film Review: How much has FSU really improved?
Welcome to the 2021 football season for Florida State football. The Noles took on #9 ranked Notre Dame in what quickly became a Labor Day classic, with FSU losing in overtime 41-38. Storylines are just spewing out of notes from this game. First and foremost is the return of McKenzie Milton. Milton has been sidelined for over 1000 days and made his first appearance with FSU late in the fourth quarter. Milton would rally the team and lead them to the doorstep of victory. Another major storyline was the improved play of the defense. While many won’t want to hear it, defensive coordinator Adam Fuller’s defense showed tremendous growth. The positive energy started up front with the line and ended with the secondary. Led by Jermaine Johnson and Jarvis Brownlee there is real promise for this defense. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
26 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Florida State of Recruiting: Where FSU stands with recruits after Notre Dame
Sunday Night was a wild one in Tallahassee. It was an emotional roller coaster for Florida State Seminoles football fans. It was a step in the right direction for the players. And it was a glimpse into the possible future for high school recruits. On this episode of the Florida State of Recruiting, the Three Stars take the pulse of where the Seminoles stand with their targets and commits in attendance at the Notre Dame game. Did Florida State show enough in the overtime loss to gain any commits (silent or otherwise)? What current FSU commits are trying hardest to help #Tribe22 grow? And how did the atmosphere affect future classes? The Florida State of Recruiting (FSoR) Podcast features the Three Stars: Josh Pick, Tim Alumbaugh, and David Stout. And if you can’t get enough Florida State in your life, check out our “Everything Noles” podcast family, home of FSoR, Triple Option and more. As always, check out all the latest recruiting updates in the Official Tomahawk Nation Recruiting Thread. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
17 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Instant Reaction: FSU falls short vs. Notre Dame
It was always going to be a challenge. Florida State, winners of only three games last season, faced a huge hill to climb matchup up against the No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish to start off the year. While not reaching that final goal of securing an opening weekend upset, FSU looked significantly different from the team of 2020, hanging in with a top ten team to the point of nearly pulling off the unthinkable. At one point facing an 18-point deficit, Florida State rallied to force overtime, starting with the ball following Notre Dame winning the toss. How did they get there? Some explosive plays in the form of an 87-yard touchdown run by Jashaun Corbin and a 60-yard-catch by Ja’Khi Douglas, while the Fighting Irish put up their 38 points much off of the arm of quarterback Jack Coan. Defensive end Jermaine Johnson, despite missing some time in the second half made his presence felt in the first, logging multiple tackles for loss on top of 1.5 sacks. FSU overall had an effective night against the run, holding Notre Dame to under 100 yards on the ground. The main event though? Quarterback McKenzie Milton, coming in for Jordan Travis who struggled to consistently hit through the air (though the substitution was made due to a misplaced helmet), leading FSU on two scoring drives to force extra football. He nearly led FSU on a third during OT, but an errant throw into the ground led to a missed field goal by kicker Ryan Fitzgerald. Notre Dame went on to win, hitting a field goal to secure the victory 41-38. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
52 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
What will it take for FSU to upset Notre Dame?
The Florida State Seminoles have a tough slate for the 2021 season and it all starts against the ever-consistent Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Notre Dame has become the poster child (outside of the B1G) of grind-it-out old-school football. Last year they littered the field with tight ends and played hard-nosed press defense on their way to the college football playoffs. Many believe that this year the Irish are going to have a slightly different flavor when taking the field due to a change in defensive coordinator and some new personnel. We already did a pure preview of Notre Dame which you can find here but now it's time to take a look at this game from another angle. The guys from the Triple Option bring 20+ years of coaching to the table (all of which come from AB) to discuss FSU’s Warpath to Victory- a closer look at the things FSU has to do, and avoid doing, if they want to walk away from game one victorious. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
43 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
FSU recruiting: Notre Dame recruit visitor list breakdown
This weekend has been circled on the calendars of Florida State Seminoles football fans since its announcement. A prime time game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and a chance to prove that Florida State’s back. But the recruiting staff has this weekend circled for other reasons. The Three Stars are back with their second podcast of the week. Why so soon? Because like the recruiting staff, we’ve had this weekend circled, as well. Tallahassee will be Ground Zero for many of the top high school players in the nation. With 50+ prospects expected, FSU has a chance to add or solidify its highly-ranked recruiting class, while also building future bonds. Who’s going to be in town? Will FSU add any commits? Tune into the Florida State of Recruiting podcast for all the latest news. The Florida State of Recruiting (FSoR) Podcast features the Three Stars: Josh Pick, Tim Alumbaugh, and David Stout. But the fun doesn’t (shouldn’t) stop there. Get even more Florida State in your earbuds with our “Everything Noles” podcast family, home of FSoR, Triple Option and more. As always, check out the latest recruiting updates in our Official Tomahawk Nation Recruiting Thread. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
31 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Florida State football recruiting: Who to know in the 2023 recruiting class
As the clock struck 12 AM on September 1st, the Florida State football recruiting team put their foot on the gas for the 2023 class. Starting at midnight, 2023 recruits were officially on the market for direct contact from college coaching staffs, and Florida State seized its opportunity as social media was filled with FSU graphics and hype: On this episode, the Three Stars highlight which players received special edits from Florida State. And we pick Josh’s brain as we give you a position by position breakdown of the top names receiving FSU’s attention. The Florida State of Recruiting (FSoR) Podcast features the Three Stars: Josh Pick, Tim Alumbaugh, and David Stout. And if you can’t get enough Florida State in your life, check out our “Everything Noles” podcast family, home of FSoR, Triple Option and more. As always, check out all the latest recruiting updates in the Official Tomahawk Nation Recruiting Thread. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
9 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Florida State vs. Notre Dame: Preview, breakdown
Florida State Football faces their first opponent of the season this Sunday in the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has had the fighting Irish rolling over the past few years. Playoff appearances are beginning to seem like the norm in South Bend but if there is a time for them to stumble it’s now. They’re having to replace two of the leaders on last year’s playoff team in long-time quarterback Ian book and defensive leader Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. These are huge losses for the team but there are many that still believe in the Irish’s ability to reload for the coming season. Offense One of the reasons for their recent success comes from their offensive scheme which is conservative enough to become innovative in the spread heavy landscape of today's football. Some staples of this scheme are: The use of multiple tight end sets- usually in bunch formations Using pre-snap motion and larger personnel to overwhelm the smaller hybrid defenders in today’s defenses Lots of pulling linemen A quick and easy passing game Leveraging their running game to open up play-action shot opportunities Defense There's a new sheriff in town leading the Irish’s defense. Marcus Freeman, who led one of the better defenses in the country in Cincinnati last year, is looking to translate that success to Notre Dame. The defense will trust its secondary in man coverage- much like Clark Lea’s defense did before him They will feature predominately one high safety looks They have a hybrid 3 down front- that often uses linebackers as inserting lineman Heavy technique by the ends allows them to have more agile hybrid linebackers on the outside- Look for standout Safety Kyle Hamilton to potentially make an impact here These concepts are hard to grasp with mere bullet points. For a better understanding and film analysis, this video breaks down everything you need to know before watching FSU face off against the Fighting Irish. Conclusions This Irish team is a hard one to project. Transfer quarterback Jack Coan may be the answer they need to bridge the gap after Ian Book. Kyle Hamilton may be able to make Marcus Freeman’s defense one of the best in the country. It's hard to know for sure. But what I do know for sure is that it's football season and there is no better time of year. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomahawknation/support
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