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Florida State football, recruiting news; FSU adds major piece to its fantastic portal haul

The ‘Noles just addressed its biggest position of need so far.

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Recruiting:

Florida State had an incredible weekend on the recruiting trail and it was capped off by landing Alabama LB Shawn Murphy.

This portal window Nick Saban’s retirement is clearly FSU’s gain.

From Mike Norvell’s new FSU contract after spurning the Alabama Crimson Tide in the wake of Nick Saban’s retirement to the sanctions that were announced by the NCAA against the Seminole football program in the wake of the Amarius Mims (Georgia Bulldogs offensive tackle) recruitment last offseason and updates on a couple prospects the Noles might add to round out the prep signings for Tribe 24, we’ve got a chock-full Florida State of Recruiting podcast for you.

Five-Star 2025 WR Jamie Ffrench decommitted from Alabama; FSU is in a good position there.

Football:

Brad Crawford’s way too early playoff projection has FSU facing two familiar, post-season foes:

With 2023 officially in the books pundits are looking back at what they got wrong, what they got right, and what was only off by a small amount; including this prediction about Florida State:

I picked the Seminoles to go 11-1 in the regular season, win the ACC Championship Game and earn the No. 3 seed in the College Football Playoff. At the time, I got ripped to shreds by fans saying their success late in the 2022 season was to a weak schedule rather than a sign of success to come.

It turns out I was wrong about Florida State ... because the ‘Noles were even better than I imagined. Sure, the undefeated season and ACC title didn’t result in a CFP appearance, but that was more a product of circumstances and how the landscape of the season evolved than anything else. And, yes, the ‘Noles should have been in the CFP despite the injury to quarterback Jordan Travis (who I picked to win the Heisman Trophy).

The Gadsden boys getting some work in:

Other Sports:

FSU basketball is on fire.

Coach Alameda is always a good listen, she spoke about her recent accomplishments and previewing Team 41:

FSU is the best program in the country; Onyi Echegini is right. In Tallahassee they’re going to reload and be national championship favorites again: