Monday Morning Tomahawks 06.10.09

First things first, I did a radio appearace today on 910AM The Dream for the Mike Davis Show, which is based out of Valdosta.  We talked South Georgia Football and discussed FSU's renewed recruiting interest in the area as well as a bit of Florida State.   Have a listen:  06.10.09 Interview on the Mike Davis Show  (didn't get the full clip recorded).  I was a bit nervous having only done one other appearance, but it was just like talking on the phone with someone.  A big thanks to Mike!  I'll have the link he wants us to use for his live streaming show as soon as they get the streaming rigged up.  

Baseball 

The Milwaukee Brewers selected D'Vontrey Richardson in the fifth round with the 166th overall pick in the MLB Draft.  I have no inside knowledge here, but I would expect him to go pro.  The St. Louis Cardinals selected FSU second baseman Jason Stidham with the 249th overall selection in the eighth round.

Meanwhile, FSU signee, pitcher Keyvious Sampson was taken by the San Diego Padres in the 4th round, No. 114 overall.  This kid can touch 95 on the radar gun and our MattDNole alerted me that  Sampson says he will be going to FSU, not the majors.  Sampson got up in front of family and friends assembled at O'Malley's Alley and announced he was definitely going to Florida State University.  This is good for at least two fist pumps.  After that, Milwaukee Brewers selected FSU signee, shortstop 'Scooter' Gennett from Sarasota (FL) High School in the 16th round, 406th overall and the Texas Rangers selected Florida State Signee, third baseman David 'Jayce' Boyd from Tate High School in the 19th round, 574th overall.

FOOTBALL Updates Inside (a good crop today- UPDATED W/ VIDEO!)

Florida State Football Summer Conditioning (Seminoles.com)  Shirtless photos... if that's your thing.

After Ponder talks, there's video of the guys running around.  It's a very good video and we can see who is getting bigger and working hard.  Who can you spot??

Seminoles.com WR Preview This is the best one yet. They have two good and informative interviews and a good photo gallery. We actually learn something: Reed has moved to the X, Carr's old spot, and Fortson to the Z (Parker's Position).  

Miami Dolphins 7-on-7 | soflafootball.com  The Miami Dolphins Academy 7-on-7 took place in Plantation Tuesday and featured plenty of talented prospects from South Florida.  I am intrigued by Greg Dent as a corner.

I told you guys about this a while ago, but now it is getting more national coverage.  Alabama, elite teams using experienced coaches as graduate assts to skirt coach limit. - Andy Staples - SI.com  Nick Saban hired former UVA off. coordinator Mike Groh as a graduate assistant.   Critics worry elite teams are expanding their braintrusts by exploiting a loophole.  Proponents like Saban insist the NCAA can't prevent a hire from earning a living.

Seminole linebacker Watson back to full strength | tallahassee.com | Tallahassee Democrat  Count Christian Ponder among the impressed.  Also, updates on Spurlock, Thacker, Easterling, and Pressley.

Should the Seminoles be ranked in the top 15?  Steve Ellis blogs it up.  

Panthers rookie Brown off to impressive start | CharlotteObserver.com  Everette Brown's ability to become an impact player in the NFL depends largely on his ability to match up well against much bigger blockers.  So far, he is doing well. 

FSU's '08 recruiting class will be looked upon to help this year | tallahassee.com | Tallahassee Democrat  Jeff Bowden's farewell class has been a colossal failure, so Jimbo's first class must step up.  

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