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    FSU OL Kayden Lyles out for season, HC Mike Norvell announces -- post-practice interview with Seminoles head coach

    FSU OL Kayden Lyles out for season, HC Mike Norvell announces -- post-practice interview with Seminoles head coach

    As Florida State continues to grind through the preseason, head coach Mike Norvell knows that this week is a crucial one for his squad.
    He said as much after practice Monday, discussing that with the season opener vs. the Duquesne Dukes coming closer and closer, the time for the Seminoles to separate themselves is now.
    He touched on other major topics, including offensive linemen Kayden Lyles’ season-ending injury.
    “I hate it for him with the work that he has put in. He has done a great job since he has gotten here. He’s an incredible person, the relationships that he has built. We will explore all options here moving forward... he is actively going to be a part of what we’re doing but just, unfortunately, won’t be able to be on the field this year.”
    Here are some other excerpts from his availability — you can find the full interview below.
    On Jordan Travis’s performance in fall camp
    “I don’t know if he has had a bad day throughout fall camp. There has been decisions and things he has grown from. I like what I have seen from his continued growth and development as well as all the quarterbacks.”
    On Johnny Wilson and his performance at practice.
    “He is definitely a weapon with his size, speed, and ability to bend ... to watch him run routes and the work he has put in it is really impressive. I am excited about that group. That whole receiver core is elevating themselves through competition.”
    On the upcoming practices in Jacksonville
    “It’s about team, going to a place that is different than you are used too. We will be on a single field. This week we have to come together through the challenge.”
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    • 10 min
    FSU wide receiver room looks good, baseball makes hire official, basketball gets preseason work in Canada -- latest in Florida State Seminoles sports

    FSU wide receiver room looks good, baseball makes hire official, basketball gets preseason work in Canada -- latest in Florida State Seminoles sports

    Hello and welcome to Noles News Now, the latest in Florida State Seminoles sports presented by Tomahawk Nation. I’m your host Perry Kostidakis — let’s hop right in. 
    FSU football has been grinding away on the practice field — after last Saturday’s scrimmage, the Seminoles have amped up the intensity in a week that head coach Mike Norvell has designated as a major one. He said they’ve turned up the notch a bit, saying this week’s upcoming scrimmage on Saturday will help truly identify where and who this team is in its progress.
    Florida State heads out to UNF for an away-from-home two-day camp session in Jacksonville starting Thursday. The excursion is a chance for the team to bond a bit through both travel and planned experiences, as well as get the team used to practice out of its element ahead of the season.
    So far in camp, the team has showcased a different level of depth and talent -- notably, the wide receiver group has looked like a step above what we’ve seen in camp over the last few years, with the staff’s investment in the position over the offseason seemingly paying off. Across the board, good, productive reps are being had, and there isn’t a noticeable drop-off when changing out starters -- a major indicator of progress for Norvell’s squad.
    In basketball news, FSU continues its Canadian exhibition tour, having faced off against Carleton University on Monday. They took down the Ravens 98-64 — an impressive feat given that the bulk of FSU players receiving minutes were fresh faces, either in the form of newbies or walk-ins. 
    FSU baseball made another hire official — the Seminoles announced the addition of Brad Vanderglas as an assistant coach. He’ll work with the Seminole outfielders, manage practices, and lead all instructional camps and clinics.
    If you’ve missed some of the latest episodes that have dropped on our TomahawkNation.com podcast network, do yourselves a favor and scroll back a bit on the feed. We have a great interview with Bryant McFadden breaking down the 2022 season for FSU, an insider look at everything Seminoles basketball and a breakdown of 2023 blue-chip running back commit Samuel Singleton.
    On the website, we’ve got live coverage of today’s FSU football practice action, as well as a preseason update on how Seminoles recruiting is shaking out for the class of 2023.
    Thank you for subscribing and listening — please leave us 5 stars and review if you haven’t yet, and we’ll catch you next time.
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    • 4 min
    2022 FSU season preview with Bryant McFadden -- Defense, Jordan Travis, importance of victory against LSU

    2022 FSU season preview with Bryant McFadden -- Defense, Jordan Travis, importance of victory against LSU

    The Florida State Seminoles are less than 3 weeks away from taking the field on August 27th for their season opener against Duquesne.
    As the anticipation builds, the Seminole Wrap crew - Brian Pellerin and Max Escarpio - turned to former FSU star, two-time Super Bowl champion and CBS Sports football analyst Bryant McFadden to discuss a wide range of topics on the year ahead. He shares his experience as the winning defensive coordinator in FSU’s Garnet and Gold Spring Game.
    The crew also discuss:

    What should be the expectations for Florida State be this season? Is a bowl game the hope or the minimum?

    What growth has he seen from Jordan Travis and what still needs to happen now that he’s the leader of this team?

    Why does Bryant view the Labor Day weekend matchup against the LSU Tigers as a must-win? And what needs to happen for Florida State to earn that primetime punch?

    Which players are most crucial to ensuring Florida State has a successful campaign, and

    Who were his funniest and most serious teammates and which coach was the toughest on him during his time at Florida State?


    Bryant also discusses his newest venture into the NIL space with Champions Collective helping nearly a dozen Florida State athletes take ownership of their brand.
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    • 43 min
    Noles News Now: FSU football first scrimmage, Seminoles hoops in Canada for exhibition games, other Florida State Seminoles sports updates

    Noles News Now: FSU football first scrimmage, Seminoles hoops in Canada for exhibition games, other Florida State Seminoles sports updates

    Happy Monday and welcome in to Noles News Now, your podcast home for all things Florida State. I’m Brian Pellerin and I’ll be guiding you through the weekend that was.
    And the big ticket item was the first scrimmage of fall camp. We have plenty of notes, takeaways, and full press conferences posted on TomahawkNation.com, but I'll bring you the SparkNotes version of it. The biggest overall notes — largely positive vibes from the coaching staff. Mike Norvell said he was plenty happy with his team's effort across the board. He marked the improvement he’s seen in Illinois transfer wide receiver Deuce Spann and linebacker Tatum Bethune. He also mentioned his team’s grit and grind heading into week two. Defensive coordinator Adam Fuller specifically mentioned his group’s speed getting to the ball. Offensive coordinator Alex Atkins was thrilled with his younger guys and other new faces living up to the standard in their first go around in the scrimmage. Again, all that content and more is available now on TomahawkNation.com.
    Also available there and wherever you’re listening to this is a new episode of the Seminole Wrap podcast, where myself and Max Escarpio talk with former FSU star and two-time Super Bowl champion Bryant McFadden about a wide range of topics, including the need for Jordan Travis to answer the bell now to take the next step, why the LSU game is the biggest game on the entire schedule, the direction, and expectations of this program, fun tales of his teammates during his time at FSU and more. If you are looking to get excited for the year, listen to that pod because Bryant will have you ready to put on a helmet and run through a wall. Really interesting stuff and he’s making ventures into the NIL space to help the Seminoles in recruiting as well. Definitely worth your time.
    Speaking of recruiting, the Noles just hit a home run on the trail this weekend with the commitment from 4-star running back Samuel Singleton on Friday. The 5-foot-11180 running back is from Fleming Island Florida. Our Three Stars of recruiting guys looked into what the Seminoles are getting from this tough runner. You can get that information in their latest episode available now.
    The men’s basketball team is north of the border this month for some scrimmages. They knocked off the Ottawa Gee-Gees, real name I’m told, over the weekend by 20 so it’s a good sign there. For a deeper look into the trip this preseason, Tomahawk Nation’s Michael Rogner dropped a podcast also available now on this feed.
    Football, not the only team holding their first scrimmage of the fall, as soccer was back on the pitch this weekend as they look to reload from last year’s championship team in Brian Pensky’s first season. For more on the team plus observations on men’s and women’s hoops as well as softball, take a look at Prince Akeem Jaffar’snotebook: Burning Questions Edition.
    Fall sports are also most here and we’re doing what we can to deliver all the content you can desire. Lots of pods and articles are available for you to pick and choose how you get your content. As always, we appreciate you listening, reading, and weighing in yourself. Until Wednesday, I’m Brian Pellerin. Thanks for listening.
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    • 4 min
    Conference re-alignment, Canada ehh, and Taylor Bowen

    Conference re-alignment, Canada ehh, and Taylor Bowen

    Hey! A hoops pod. No. 49 to be exact - we were hoping to save No. 50 for a national title recap but we'll try and squeeze some in between here and there. Maybe you've heard that some weird rumblings in the college football world are taking place. It's like LIV Golf only it matters. Looking forward, conference matchups like UCLA-Rutgers are gonna be lit. But we take a look from a basketball perspective (really, an all sports besides football perspective) which will hopefully come to fruition. Let football do its thing, and let the other sports maintain some sort of regional focus.
    After some conference talk (and yes, Minnesota really is a cool place to go see a game) we talk about the sport that matters: college basketball. Florida State is currently touring Canada which is full of nice people and maple syrup, and playing some games along the way. When you have so many new faces, having trips like this are priceless - just don't pay too much attention to the box scores. Oh, and four guys are out: Matthew Cleveland, De'Ante Green, Baba Miller, and Jeremiah Bembry. So one fake game into the season and we already have a walk-on in the starting lineup. Some things never change. Like Canada.
    After a break where we advertise something that is very important but I'm not sure what it is, we spend a few minutes gushing over FSU's sole 2023 recruit Taylor Bowen. It's hard to predict a class size because technically no one has to leave (assuming Gainey is awarded a Covid year), but we know it is at least one. And he's a good one.
    And that's that. Enjoy!
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    • 50 min
    Interviews: Mike Norvell, Alex Atkins, John Papuchis, Adam Fuller talk FSU football scrimmage

    Interviews: Mike Norvell, Alex Atkins, John Papuchis, Adam Fuller talk FSU football scrimmage

    FLORIDA STATE — Florida State Seminoles football took the field for its first scrimmage of the fall on Saturday, using the night to gauge the progress the Seminoles have made since spring camp concluded.
    Through the first week of practice, an elevated level of intensity, physicality, and depth was on display — leading to an increase in quality and competition across the board.
    Just throwing on full pads (as the Seminoles did for the first time on Tuesday) helps separate significant progress from incremental, going scrimmage speed helps give a benchmark on where the team stands and further begins the acclimation process as FSU ramps up to its season opener vs. the Duquesne Dukes on August 27.
    Head coach Mike Norvell, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Alex Atkins, special teams coordinator and defense ends coach John Papuchis and defensive coordinator Adam Fuller all spoke with the media following Saturday’s scrimmage, offering takeaways, thoughts, and insight on the team’s performance.
    Norvell was pleased by effort from the team. He mentioned the improvement from guys like receiver Deuce Spann and linebacker Tatum Bethune, also the grit and grind from all the players.
    “I thought tonight was a good first scrimmage. We got in a little over a hundred plays...we got some live special teams to work which is something we wanted to be able to introduce more. I thought there was some really good work that was shown there.”
    “It was a good back and forth — I thought our first defense really flew around to the ball. Made some good plays. I thought it was a good balance.”
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    • 49 min

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With takes hotter than Ingram smiths Louisiana hot sauce singed anus, Trey Rowland brings the heat. Coach AB adds a lot of great insight as well too. Can’t get enough Noles content so this is a great supplement to the other Noles pods I’m sure you listen too. I still think Trey needs to stop interrupting people at times with laughs or jocular comments but he’s come a long way to clean up the rough edges on the rowlcast which I did like

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