Pretty cool look behind the scenes at the ACC Kickoff with photos and video:
Preseason media polls are out, so lets get mad about them:
First up, the picks for the Atlantic and Coastal divisions of the ACC. What do you think about FSU being picked to finish fourth in the Atlantic?
ACC Coastal preseason poll— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) July 26, 2021
North Carolina - 979 (109)
Miami - 881 (28)
Virginia Tech - 582 (3)
Pitt - 576 (1)
Virginia - 540 (2)
Georgia Tech - 340 (4)
Duke - 218
Then, we have picks for conference champ, where the Clemson Tigers are again the heavy favorite, but some surprising teams got some votes:
ACC preseason poll: Conference champion— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) July 26, 2021
Clemson - 125
North Carolina - 16
Miami - 3
Virginia - 1
Georgia Tech - 1
NC State - 1
Linebacker Amari Gainer was named to the Butkus Award watch list:
How good will McKenzie Milton be this season?
Through the ups, downs, & everything in between…Grateful for it all https://t.co/z0dH7BZZ3O— McKenzie Milton (@McKenzieMil10) July 26, 2021
For the last few weeks David Hale of ESPN has been running through his opinions on position groups among ACC teams on Twitter. He’s put all of that into a handy chart, and he’s not too fond of the ’Noles’ squad this season. Do you think FSU will again be a bottom four team in the conference?
I wrapped up ranking the ACC position groups last week… here’s how each group looked (though I’ve probably already changed my mind on some)… pic.twitter.com/dqmUqbWQnF— ️♈️ (@ADavidHaleJoint) July 26, 2021
In a more interesting topic, Hale also spins a short Twitter thread as he contemplates uneven revenue sharing as a way to save conferences. FSU would certainly take such a deal:
A thing I’ve not heard discussed much: Is the idea of equal distribution of conference revenue untenable in the long term? If ACC/P12 need to remain competitive with SEC/B1G despite smaller TV deals, maybe the answer is to shift more $ to the teams trying hardest to compete.— ️♈️ (@ADavidHaleJoint) July 26, 2021
Watch, Read, Listen: We’ve got a daily double for you as the gang scouts FSU’s newest commits in OL Daughtry Richardson and DT Daniel Lyons, as well as 2023 QB commit Chris Parson.
The Official Tribe ‘22 Recruiting Thread No. 11 — your hub for all things recruiting. Also don’t forget to check out Tomahawk Nation’s Discord channels, which get as fun and rowdy during games as our comment section here.
But Richardson and Lyons weren’t the only prospects to visit Florida State this weekend. We also have a full breakdown of visitors to the Seminole Showcase camp, including all the blue-chip talent that was on hand.
New Director of Player Relations Kenyatta Watson is ready to roll:
It’s time to talk basketball! Tomahawk Nation’s Matt and Michael get together to bring you a summer update — they talk the roster, strengths and weaknesses, recruiting and recruiting whiffs, the quickly approaching NBA Draft, and even some golf. Yep, golf.
How good will FSU’s Baseball team be next season?
#FSU's Bryce Hubbart tossed six scoreless for Brewster tonight. He hasn't allowed an earned run in 27 straight innings. Summer ERA at 0.87 over 31 IP. 0.71 WHIP, 13.07 K/9.— Brett Nevitt (@brettpn) July 27, 2021
Players often struggle in the NFL during their rookie years, especially because of the adjustment off the field in becoming a professional. Hopefully that goes smoothly for FSU’s rookies this upcoming season:
"I am literally living my dream."— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) July 25, 2021
- Rookie DE Joshua Kaindoh on his experience so far with the Chiefs
Dalvin Cook is one of the best running backs in the country and he spent some time breaking down all of his regular season touchdowns for the Minnesota Vikings: