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Another transfer, and Tour of Duty is almost here ft. FSU S&C director Josh Storms

Another transfer, and Tour of Duty is almost here ft. FSU S&C director Josh Storms

  • 0:40:43
  • 3 days ago

Florida State added another transfer, adding former UCF cornerback Brandon Moore to its 2021 class.

The gang discusses Moore’s addition and the reasoning for using another scholarship on a cornerback in this episode. But that’s just the opening, because headliner of this episode is a special guest: FSU’s director of strength and conditioning, Josh Storms.

Storms shares insights into how the pandemic impacted the Year 1 implication of FSU’s S&C program, and shares what his hopes and goals are for Year 2.

Episodes of This Show

  • The Portal is FireEmoji

    The Portal is FireEmoji

    • 0:59:07
    • 5 days ago

    Florida State is red hot on the recruiting trail right now, tapping into the transfer portal while also making headway with some prep prospects as well.

    On The Bench gives you the scoop on FSU’s three transfer additions -- D.J. Williams, Keir Thomas and Jammie Robinson -- as well as intel on a big-time visit, a 2022 commit and more. Plus we crunch some scholarship numbers.

  • Resetting the board and a Happy New Year

    Resetting the board and a Happy New Year

    • 0:54:13
    • 12 days ago

    Your favorite Florida State podcast is back in 2021. We get the New Year going with a look at FSU’s recruiting board and some developments in the transfer portal as the ‘Noles look to finish off their 2021 class. 

    Plus we break down the commitment of WR Andrew Parchment and have some fun at the expense of other football programs.

  • Florida State Football Year In Review

    Florida State Football Year In Review

    • 0:49:35
    • 16 days ago

    This is the last On The Bench of 2020!! We take a look back on a crazy year in Florida State football and review all the ups and downs of the season. We do a year-in-review superlative wrap-up that encapsulates all the big news of 2020.


    The guys also recap FSU's hoops loss to Clemson, the latest recruiting news and a transfer update.


    Tune in to the latest edition of On The Bench!

  • Adding an EDGE, what’s next in the portal, and breakfast sweet potatoes

    Adding an EDGE, what’s next in the portal, and breakfast sweet potatoes

    • 0:48:29
    • 19 days ago

    Florida State secured, arguably, its biggest addition to date via the transfer portal when it landed Georgia edge defender Jermaine Johnson over the weekend.

    Johnson fills a major position of need for FSU, and his recruitment shows what this staff can do in the transfer portal. On The Bench goes over the quick recruitment of Johnson, what it means for the ‘Noles and what’s next in the portal. 

    Plus we dive into how we’d use the remaining scholarships to fill out FSU’s 2021 class in this episode of OTB.

  • Christmas Eve Mailbag Edition

    Christmas Eve Mailbag Edition

    • 1:09:50
    • 23 days ago

    Hopefully everyone is settling in for their holiday break. Meanwhile, the crew at Noles247 answers questions submitted from members of the site.


    Florida State fans will want to be sure to tune in to today's show. We cover a ton of ground and hit on key topics like recruiting, transfers and potential coaching changes.


    Sit back and relax for this Mailbag edition of On The Bench:

  • A re-commit, a new commit, and the 2020 season is over

    A re-commit, a new commit, and the 2020 season is over

    • 0:47:51
    • 27 days ago

    It’s been a busy few days for Florida State. The Seminoles, since Friday, have landed two commitments in the 2021 class and saw the 2020 season come to a close with a cancellation at Wake Forest.

    Plus we have some coaching contracts to discuss, portal possibilities/strategy, and a hoops report. Oh, and a player declares for the 2021 NFL Draft during the pod.

  • Going Down The Early Signing Day Foxhole

    Going Down The Early Signing Day Foxhole

    • 0:48:25
    • 1 month ago

    Florida State signed 15 high school commitments and added transfer quarterback McKenzie Milton through the first day of the Early Signing Period. The Seminole coaching staff isn't done yet. The 2021 recruiting cycle ends in February and the staff would like to add a few key pieces before then.


    During this episode of On The Bench, Josh Newberg, Chris Nee & Brendan Sonnone recap all the action from Wednesday and discuss what FSU's remaining needs are.


    Tune in for all the inside scoop:

  • The KZ Parade & Early Signing Period Preview

    The KZ Parade & Early Signing Period Preview

    • 1:21:47
    • 1 month ago

    For the Florida State fans wanting to know more about transfer QB McKenzie Milton, we have you covered here on On The Bench.

    Three KZ experts -- Andrea Adelson of ESPN, Jason Beede of Knights247 and UCF play-by-play announcer Marc Daniels -- join us to share their experiences covering Milton and how they think the Milton-FSU relationship will work.

    Plus Josh Newberg fills us in on what we’re looking for as the Early Signing Period begins on Wednesday.

  • Emergency OTB: McKenzie Milton is a ‘Nole

    Emergency OTB: McKenzie Milton is a ‘Nole

    • 0:37:53
    • 1 month ago

    McKenzie Milton is coming to Florida State.

    And the recruiting floodgates are open at Auburn after the firing of Gus Malzahn. 

    On The Bench dives into these two developments and what they mean for Florida State in an emergency pod. It’s a frenzied, fun episode as the Seminoles celebrate a run of good news.