Bill Connelly’s review of a Florida State win is always worth looking at:
FLORIDA STATE 31, NC STATE 13— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) September 30, 2019
* Was confused when Hockman came in for McKay so quickly, but ... he technically did better, I guess
* ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: Get sacked 8 times and win comfortably
* FSU protected the ball and finished scoring opps. Pretty good formula. pic.twitter.com/xjjZSKE0iH
Willie Taggart spoke to the media yesterday following FSU’s win over NC State. He talked about preparing for Clemson, Jim Leavitt’s energy and impact on the team, the defense, and the kicking competition. He noted that while FSU is preparing for Clemson they’re also focusing on themselves.
Speaking of Clemson and improving FSU’s defense, the Tigers are struggling a bit too as they were the first No. 1 team to win by just one point in over a decade. Is a struggling Seminole linebacker unit just what the doctor ordered?
Been talking about this on #PAPN and twitch show. Clemson's outside WRs are awesome but TE/Slots are work in progress.— Bud Elliott (@BudElliott3) September 30, 2019
Luckily for Tigers, they soon play a team whose linebackers can't cover https://t.co/InnaR3moyf
Alex Hornibrook was sacked eight times vs NC State, and he acknowledged that some of those sacks were his fault.
Despite that, Hornibrook was named the ACC’s Quarterback of the Week, while Cyrus Fagan and Amari Gainer were similarly awarded by the ACC for Defensive Back and Rookie of the Week, respectively.
Kicker Ricky Aguayo’s struggles this season aren’t new — he’s been one of the worst kickers in the country over the last two seasons and was benched vs the Wolfpack.
ESPN has optioned the kickoff time for FSU vs Clemson. We’ll know when the ’Noles play after this weekend’s games.
#Tribe20 High School Recap? More like High School Showcase. Running back commits Jaylan Knighton and Lawrance Toafili both had good games, as did target Daijun Edwards. Jeff Sims continues to shine and wide receiver Malachi Wideman continues to do insanely athletic things. Get caught up with them and other ’Nole targets.
A bye week means coaches will hit the road, and Kendal Briles is expected to visit four-star quarterback Malik Hornsby.
Baseball season is right around the corner!
We are officially ONE week away from our first Fall game of 2019 in Dick Howser Stadium ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/UnYQUJbVgN— FSU Baseball (@FSUBaseball) September 30, 2019
It’s the beginning of a new era as new head coach Mike Martin Jr. holds his first practice:
Mike Martin Jr. is holding his first official practice as @FSUBaseball head coach today, as Noles begin fall ball. Martin revealed that FSU, Texas Tech and FAU will play a round-robin style tournament in Tallahassee early in the season. pic.twitter.com/ee6LOpVvWp— Tim Linafelt / FSU (@Tim_Linafelt) September 30, 2019
Meat has also hit the ground running in recruiting:
#FSU picked up a juco commit today in Colton Vincent. Vincent is currently at the College of Centeal Florida, where he hit .318 in 47 games last year. The Palmetto native had 40 free passes to just 21 K’s last season. He could be a candidate to catch next year if Nelly is drafted— Brett (@brettpn) September 30, 2019
Sophomore All-American golfer Frida Kinhult won the Schooner Fall Classic title. It was her third career individual championship. The No. 13 Women’s Golf team finished in a tie for fifth place.
Your No. 23 Volleyball team swept Wake Forest on the road.
Plenty of Seminole alumni flaunted their talents in the NFL last Sunday, including Jameis Winston, Nigel Bradham, Derrick Nnadi, rookie Brian Burns, and many more.
After a rough start to the season Winston is arguably playing like one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and the Bucs just set a franchise record with 55 points on the road against the defending NFC champs. That earned Famous Jameis a call from Prime Time himself. The national media is also noticing Winston’s improved play:
.@buccaneers @Jaboowins is stacking together winning performances 3 weeks in a row. The @NFL is watching an improving player as they take to the road for the month of October #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/UHrgrfWLYG— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) September 30, 2019
Not to be outdone, the current Jeopardy champion (with a two-day total over $60k) is FSU graduate student and PhD creative writing candidate Laurel Lathrop.