David Hale took a look at the ACC running game and long story short, Clemson was the best and FSU while explosive (thanks to one Cam Akers) the run game as a whole was very middle-of-the-pack:
OK, it's running backs day here on the old Twitter dot com. Dug into a bunch of numbers on ACC ground games, which you can see below or click on the link for an expanded view. https://t.co/sD0y1SnQes pic.twitter.com/m9DLPeQIr6— Hi, I’m David (@ADavidHaleJoint) June 2, 2020
It’s been harped on constantly, but this obviously had a lot to do with the offensive line play. FSU has to replace Akers next year and the new coaching staff has a few different options:
Don't have much to add on FSU. Akers was such a big part of what they had going for them, but there is talent there. New coaching should help, too, but it's hard to say much with how bad the O-line has been. Long story short, it's a fresh start, and that's probably a good thing.— Hi, I’m David (@ADavidHaleJoint) June 2, 2020
With that said, Hale still predicts FSU to rank around the middle of the ACC in the run game next year:
My ACC Ground Game rankings for 2020:— Hi, I’m David (@ADavidHaleJoint) June 2, 2020
*Note: It's impossible to make this completely separate from OL play, but that was the goal.
Mississippi State transfer Jarrion Jones, who just spurned Ole Miss to sign with the ’Noles is already getting the hang of being a Seminole:
Unconquered.— J.Jones (@JarrianJones) June 3, 2020
Coach AB dives into the game of FSU commit Jackson West, a tight end out of Alabama.
4-star Tampa Bay area receiver Greg Gaines still has the ’Noles high on his list after being re-offered by Mike Norvell and co. back in January.
The FSU staff saw something in 2022 DE Nyjalik Kelly as the ’Noles offered the currently un-rated prospect yesterday evening.
Blue-chip 2022 QB Nicco Marchiol showed some love to FSU on Twitter:
#GoNoles fans??— Nicco Marchiol (@MarchiolNicco) June 3, 2020
And our Josh Pick recently interviewed the Arizona signal-caller on his FSU offer.
Current FSU QB commit Luke Altmyer was offered by Alabama:
Extremely blessed and honored to receive an offer from The University of Alabama #RollTide @QBCountry @StarkvilleSD @DemetricDWarren pic.twitter.com/A6SjtyUqZN— Luke Altmyer (@lukealtmyer9) June 2, 2020
Catch up on everything crootin’ related in Tomahawk Nation’s recruiting thread.
Our baseball writer Brett Nevitt was in attendance for the PBR Florida ProCase and goes in depth analyzing a host of FSU commitments in attendance.
A few ’Noles received Freshman All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper:
Parker Messick, Dylan Simmons, and Tyler Martin have been named freshmen All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.— Brett (@brettpn) June 2, 2020
Seminoles lefty Shane Drohan is looking fresh on the mound:
Shane Drohan throwing on the bump this past week. Arm looks fresh and the spin rates continue to impress. Just easy velo for the 6’3 southpaw. @PitchingNinja pic.twitter.com/URleCyujNP— Brett (@brettpn) June 1, 2020
While the weekend starter’s draft stock has risen, a return to Tallahasse isn’t completely out of the picture:
I believe he’ll be drafted anywhere from the 3rd to 5th round. Unlikely he’s back, but not out of the equation.— Brett (@brettpn) June 1, 2020
Rehab is going well for FSU RHP Hunter Perdue:
TJ rehab continues to go well for Hunter Perdue. The righty has been throwing off the mound for about a month and is on schedule to be a full go in the fall. When healthy, Perdue is a big-time arm with weekend starter written all over him. https://t.co/JTFjiz7iN3— Brett (@brettpn) June 1, 2020
The future on the mound is also looking bright for Mike Martin Jr.’s squad as the top two on this list are ’Noles commits:
Where are 1 and 2 committed again?? @Ferrer1227 @AidenMastantuno https://t.co/V9IdBQCnrh— Brett (@brettpn) June 2, 2020
We’re down to the elite eight, so make sure to cast your votes for the best player in the history of FSU hoops.
Timmy Jernigan won’t be headed to Houston next season after all, but the former ’Nole assured fans his journey wasn’t over:
Former Eagles’ and Ravens DT Timmy Jernigan, who had reached agreement with the Texans, announced on IG that he is not going to Houston and he plans to play elsewhere. pic.twitter.com/6daP1RECmE— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 3, 2020