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Florida State football, recruiting news: Vote for Leonard Hamilton for Coach of the Year

Arguably the most important vote you’ll cast this year.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Florida State Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Football:

Frank, our resident capital J Journalist, interviewed Matt Baker of the Tampa bay Times. He covers his thoughts on FSU throughout the Taggart Era, the new staff, and the overall state of college football in Florida.

Last Wednesday we discussed a broad overview of different defensive coverages, this week Coach AB goes in depth on man coverage.

Raymond Woodie III and Amari Gainer are staying in shape throughout the layoff with former FSU DB Mikhal Kornegay:

Jashaun Corbin, who announced he’s been deemed immediately eligible to play this year, is also putting in work:

Meanwhile, Chubba Purdy has been lifting and throwing with his brother Brock Purdy, a quarterback for Iowa State.

Speaking of staying in shape while gyms are closed down, Andy Staples tested home workouts from college strength coaches, including pushing around a truck thanks to the advice of FSU’s coach Storms:

Props to coach Storms, who has a full-on gym in his garage, for showing everyone creative ways to stay active (and hydrated):

Dontae Lucas has the mindset fans want to see heading into a new season:

’Noles fans will enjoy the second installment of ESPN college football broadcaster Bill Roth’s effort to learn a new song on piano every day:

As a matter of fact, the fight song is the perfect length to wash your hands to:

It appeared that NCAA rules would force Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend to shutdown a fundraiser started to aid coronavirus victims as the schools compliance department nixed the idea for fear of a violation:

And while no FSU fan would be sorry to see Clemson hit with any other type of rule violations, no wants to see a good deed punished because of arbitrary rules. Luckily, the NCAA reached out and actually did the right thing:

Recruiting:

FSU offered 4-star 2022 OLB TJ Dudley out of Alabama.

FSU commit Joshua Farmer doesn’t skip leg day, or footwork drills:

Our Josh Pick just keeps going with the great recruit interviews, talking to 2021 4-star defensive end Shambre Jackson.

A reminder to join the recruiting conversation in the recruiting thread that is updated daily.

Other Sports:

Leonard Hamilton is up for the Naismith National Coach of the Year award and you can help him win by casting your vote:

Hamilton placed 4th in the AP COTY vote, which was won by Dayton head coach Anthony Grant.

A trip down memory lane to the time FSU Hoops defeated Georgetown in the second round of the NIT, all while wearing those shorts:

FSU Baseball’s Mike Metcalf gives some great advice to current recruits who are worried about how the pause in the sports world will affect their recruitment:

Duke add a veteran in a graduate transfer Patrick Tape who sat out the year for Columbia due to injury and a desire to transfer to continue his playing career:

Georgia center Rodney Howard entered the transfer portal last Friday and will now join the ACC, taking his talents down the street to Georgia Tech.

Alumni:

Jameis Winston is among three former no.1 overall picks looking for a new team:

Jonathan Isaac is doing his part in the Orlando community to make sure families in need have meals during these tough times:

Despite it being scrutinized quite a bit on social media, Derwin James is all for the LA Chargers’ new branding:

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Walter Jones fondly remembers the time he accidentally hit quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in Seattle:

FSU Hoops is making sure people in all corners of the country know about their regular season ACC Championship. Here’s FSU Alumna and NBC10 Boston meteorologist Denise Isaac repping her ’Noles: