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.
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:
Across the country, strength coaches are designing workouts for players who have no access to weights. @NicoleAuerbach and I tried some of those workouts. I took the advice of Florida State’s @coachstorms. https://t.co/rpZk5PP57D pic.twitter.com/Jntrsxj8Id— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) March 24, 2020
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:
This is one where the NCAA needs to just chill https://t.co/tP3CICDGSm— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) March 24, 2020
Important context regarding the Trevor Lawrence situation: Clemson did not hear directly from the NCAA. It was the school's compliance department that asked him to take it down in keeping with NCAA rules. @TheAthleticCFB— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) March 24, 2020
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:
SOURCE: The NCAA has reached out to Clemson about Trevor Lawrence’s fundraiser and told them the NCAA will allow university discretion on charities that support the community during this crisis.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) March 24, 2020
FSU offered 4-star 2022 OLB TJ Dudley out of Alabama.
#AG2G Beyond blessed to receive an offer from Florida State University ‼️#onetribe #Nolefamily @Coach_Marve @247Sports @ChadSimmons_ @Rivalsfbcamps @kirkjuice32 @YellowhammerFB @MCPKnightsFB @Keith247Sports @247recruiting @FSUFootball @FSU_Recruiting pic.twitter.com/PR5C6TUlFn— Tj “6ull” Dudley (@HollywoodHtu) March 24, 2020
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.
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:
On This Day in Florida State Basketball history— FSU Hoops (@FSUHoops) March 24, 2020
We defeated Georgetown 101-90.
Aaron Thomas led the way with 26 pts, @DevonBookert totaled 21 pts and 9 ast. We shot 68% from the field in the victory pic.twitter.com/U87GpXWp1b
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:
Duke has landed Columbia grad transfer Patrick Tape, he told @Stadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 25, 2020
Stats: 11.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg in 2018-19.
Strong, physical, aggressive post player. Scores most of his points around the basket.
Patrick Tape will give what is sure to be a young Duke team some experience. Could have played this past season, but had a toe injury and elected to sit out this year to be able to transfer and play at high level. https://t.co/cXzD4cNpb9— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 25, 2020
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.
Jameis Winston is among three former no.1 overall picks looking for a new team:
With Cam Newton being released, there will now be three players selected first overall in a span of four years that will all be free agents and looking for a new job:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 24, 2020
▪️Cam Newton (2011)
▪️Jadeveon Clowney (2014)
▪️Jameis Winston (2015)
Jonathan Isaac is doing his part in the Orlando community to make sure families in need have meals during these tough times:
So happy can barely talk!! S/o @jumpministries @ProjectLifeNow @ReginaHillFL and all who have helped make “Covid-19 Ready, Set, Feed” a possibility! Check out https://t.co/WzOvBnxbrc for info on how you can help! pic.twitter.com/W1YRYJMHNp— Jonathan Isaac (@JJudahIsaac) March 24, 2020
Despite it being scrutinized quite a bit on social media, Derwin James is all for the LA Chargers’ new branding:
Walter Jones fondly remembers the time he accidentally hit quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in Seattle:
Remember the story of how I inadvertently hit @Hasselbeck in training camp. Yes, peanut gallery, I showed up to camp.— WALTER JONES (@BigWalt71) March 25, 2020
Matt is a good sport. We were going to reenact it, but I had a night off ( ) and he doesn’t trust me after
Story on @paulsilvi pod https://t.co/9uFP8hYUEk pic.twitter.com/NFo1OAiqvA
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: