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Is Florida State PLAYOFF BOUND in 2024? | Cover 3 College Football Summer School

Is Florida State PLAYOFF BOUND in 2024? | Cover 3 College Football Summer School

Update: 2024-06-04
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This episode of the On the Bench podcast dives into a comprehensive analysis of Florida State's upcoming football season. The discussion centers around the team's strengths, particularly the running back position, where the addition of Roy DeWayne Williams from Alabama is expected to bring consistency. The defensive line is also a point of strength, with players like Pat Payton and Marvin Jones Jr. showing promise. However, the podcast also addresses potential weaknesses, including the secondary, which lost key players like Jerry and Joan, and the wide receiver depth, where the lack of proven options could lead to a reliance on running backs in the passing game. The podcast concludes with a prediction that Florida State has a good shot at making the College Football Playoff if they can achieve double-digit wins, stay healthy, and see growth from key players like DJU and Josh Farmer.

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00:00:00
Florida State Football Preview

This Chapter discusses the upcoming season for Florida State football, focusing on the team's strengths and weaknesses. The podcast highlights the running back position as a strength, with the addition of Roy DeWayne Williams from Alabama expected to bring consistency. The defensive line is also a point of strength, with players like Pat Payton and Marvin Jones Jr. showing promise. However, the podcast also addresses potential weaknesses, including the secondary, which lost key players like Jerry and Joan, and the wide receiver depth, where the lack of proven options could lead to a reliance on running backs in the passing game.

00:19:30
Playoff Potential

This Chapter delves into the factors that could determine Florida State's chances of making the College Football Playoff. The podcast suggests that achieving double-digit wins, particularly with victories over Miami and Notre Dame, would be crucial. The podcast also emphasizes the importance of staying healthy, especially for key players like DJU and Josh Farmer, and seeing growth from players who haven't had the most mature off-seasons. The podcast concludes by acknowledging that Florida State has a good shot at making the playoff if they can overcome these challenges.

Keywords

Florida State
Florida State University, a public research university located in Tallahassee, Florida. Known for its strong athletic programs, particularly football, which has won three national championships. The Seminoles compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Mike Norvell
The current head coach of the Florida State Seminoles football team. Norvell previously coached at Memphis, where he led the team to a successful run, including a victory over Penn State in the 2019 Cotton Bowl. He is known for his emphasis on continuity and building a strong team culture.

DJU
A quarterback who transferred to Florida State from Oregon State. DJU is known for his strong arm and ability to throw deep passes. He is expected to be a key player in Florida State's offense.

Roy DeWayne Williams
A running back who transferred to Florida State from Alabama. Williams is expected to bring consistency to the running back position, which is a strength for the Seminoles.

Jared Verse
A defensive end who was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2023 NFL Draft. Verse was a key player for Florida State's defense in 2022 and 2023.

Malik Benson
A wide receiver who transferred to Florida State from Alabama. Benson is expected to be a key player in Florida State's offense, but his ability to be a successful receiver in the ACC is still a question mark.

ACC Championship Game
The championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) football season. The winner of the ACC Championship Game earns an automatic bid to the College Football Playoff.

College Football Playoff
A four-team tournament that determines the national champion of college football. The playoff was established in 2014 and has become a major event in the sport.

On the Bench Podcast
A podcast that focuses on college football, particularly the ACC. The podcast is hosted by Bud Elliott and features interviews with coaches, players, and analysts.

Q&A

  • What are some of the strengths of Florida State's football team going into the upcoming season?

    Florida State's strengths include their running back position, which is expected to be bolstered by the addition of Roy DeWayne Williams from Alabama. The defensive line is also a point of strength, with players like Pat Payton and Marvin Jones Jr. showing promise.

  • What are some of the potential weaknesses of Florida State's football team going into the upcoming season?

    Potential weaknesses for Florida State include their secondary, which lost key players like Jerry and Joan, and their wide receiver depth, where the lack of proven options could lead to a reliance on running backs in the passing game.

  • What are the key factors that could determine Florida State's chances of making the College Football Playoff?

    Florida State's chances of making the College Football Playoff hinge on achieving double-digit wins, particularly with victories over Miami and Notre Dame. Staying healthy, especially for key players like DJU and Josh Farmer, and seeing growth from players who haven't had the most mature off-seasons are also crucial.

Show Notes

Bud Elliot sits down with Noles247's Brendan Sonnone to preview Florida State's 2024 season.


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