The Jeff Cameron Show talking Florida State Football | Notre Dame | College Football | NFL

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39JZV9PPqtg"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]flowing you got a chance to to to watch a little college football you got a chance to uh take it all in and and you know some of you were happy some of you not so much but i think collectively we were all really happy to be watching um watching college football again even if a lot of the games kind of got away from some of the uh lower level teams that just did not present themselves with a lot of fight uh but you know the story of the weekend was no doubt nebraska's lost to illinois watched every snap of that game and i got thoughts that i'll share with you in a moment but let's bring it back home for a second let's let's do the right thing here and talk about uh and it's it's interesting because i think from an emotional standpoint the parallels uh of what's at stake in an opener like this are very similar with florida state fans going into this game against notre dame on sunday night and then what nebraska fans were hoping to see against illinois in that game on saturday in the big ten opener and uh and and i know the circumstances aren't quite the same but i'm just talking about the emotional attachment to a game to a first game and what people's expectations are and what they're hoping to see and i think it's very similar and you know what happens when you watch something like that play out because we've all been disappointed before it wasn't too long ago uh you know last year obviously georgia tech that game was something to take in but the year before and the year before that we've done this a lot lately and we all know what it's like to walk out of a stadium to have these these expectations not met and how you can become crestfallen and just sort of bereft of hope so quick so soon just after a season begins it seems seems impossible and i try not to let myself get to a place where that can happen with with a game but some games are huge some games really are big games and i think it all varies on it all depends on i should say on whether or not your team's in a position to to really make a splash and have a huge impact so go back to when we were humming these games like the like the alabama game or the game against ole miss even in orlando and where you where you had what you thought were based on previous seasons and talent levels reasonable expectations to make a big time statement in a game like that about what florida state could be whereas this takes on a different feel this is what you're hoping is evidence that we're trending in that direction that there's a reason to begin to believe again let's begin to begin right let's begin to believe again based on whatever we see sunday night i think that's more of the headspace fans are in as we go into this week there are those certainly who are nope hell or high water jeff this is a win this has to be a win we got to get this win let's get this thing rolling there are others who say that is completely unreasonable you're crazy they're not going to win this game hopefully they'll just show some evidence that they've gotten a lot better and then there's people that are probably somewhere in between more reasonable that are you know the modest expectations in the sense that they need to see fight for all four quarters they need to see uh an organized unit they need to see a team that obviously has uh shown the resolve and the resilience the fight that teams over the last three years have not both mentally and physically uh they need to look prepared they need to look like they have a much better understanding of what they're doing and for players that's obvious but also the coaches have to put those guys in a position to succeed consistently for you to feel pretty good about what you're watching so there's just a lot you got to see at the very least i think a a rather sizable amount of improvement again i've said all off season and i'll reiterate for those that are just jumping on board now that it's actually game week that this may not be from a record standpoint the kind of year that we're hoping for because obviously florida state the standard is very high when your ultimate goal is to get back to the place where you are annually involved in the national championship conversation or the college football conversation obviously we're not that right now uh the debate is about how soon we should start to expect that and what you need to see along the way to have real belief and confidence that this is the staff and and that we're well on our way but i i think you have to see real signs of improvement that's something everybody agrees upon record may not matter i know ultimately wins and losses happen for a reason as i like to say and they listed emotions and records ultimately are results and seasons you look at them as a whole and you say oh they won six games they won four games they won nine games and that makes you feel a certain way but i do believe that if you see consistent progress and real improvement and it begins on sunday night against notre dame that you're in the game think about all of the games last year against teams that were any good other than north carolina florida state wasn't in those games just wasn't even competitive it made you not just as i alluded to bereft of hope you were absolutely stunned early and often i mean there were games last year tom i think middle of the second quarter people staring back off into the distance is sort of the the stark reminder that oh okay another saturday another ass kicking we're not even comp we're not even competitive yeah it's like when you get to the tv timeout you're saying what's what else is on in this window who else is playing right now three-point game not that you'd stay there but for me i'd never entertain if the knolls are on it and let's just say you only have one television it's gonna be the nols television but i think i speak for a lot of people when i say last year goes to a tv timeout you're not leaving it on the commercials i need to see something else i just got to get that taste out of my mouth a little bit and can i say it very quickly just a a personal aside yeah you know a couple months ago i wasn't sure that we'd be here on a monday together honestly i know so it's pretty cool it's pretty cool doing i agree with you without getting overly sappy i'm really excited i i mean that and i thought about it this morning when i got up eyes cracked open and i thought all right what do we got to do hey like all of you there's a laundry laundry list of things to do i was like all right well how do we want to tackle this and at one point while i was making the coffee i thought it's game week i don't i'm going to be doing the jeff cameron show this afternoon with my man tea lizzy i'm going to be i'm going gonna have the opportunity to to do a bunch of different shows including college sports book i'm gonna have the opportunity to do the war chant report with my boys from warchant.com i'm gonna have an opportunity to do pregame show tell us the game day returns this sunday 4 p.m 4 p.m this sunday right here real talk 93 in tallahassee 93.3 and if you're not coming up for the game you can't get here then it's going to be live on warchan tv just like the show you can watch it yeah and uh zaxby's will be bringing that to you as they will also be bringing some grand prize stuff we'll talk about a little bit later because there's also events this week beyond the football game yeah a lot of events tomorrow is the final check mark for me i bring it up every year i do the sunrise rotary i go in the morning nice and early tomorrow morning and do a little season preview and answer questions that's the final box that i check every year it's been a tradition of sorts for a long time now i'm entering 23 consecutive years in an official capacity of covering florida state covering college football and the rest of sports for that matter but in particular the knolls obviously and so uh it's an honor to do so it's exciting to do so i i'm you know i i think that i'm in a good head space for this season i i believe that um they are better i do believe that i i think this is a better football team i am curious to see how much better i think they're going to be times throughout the course of this season that we're going to wonder uh if this isn't a four or five year rebuild and then there are going to be times during the course of the season we're going to say man they've made a lot of progress in this area in this area this may happen a lot sooner than we expected i think you're going to get a mix of both this year for me i just hope nothing crazy crops up during the course of the 60 minutes of these games week to week because if it's anything like we've been privy to be able to see from spring camp to now this is going to be a likable group because they work hard and they have improved i don't know what that means in terms of the wins and losses for the 12 game schedule but what i do know is what i've seen with my own eyes from first practice of spring camp where i called my wife after and said they got a lot of work to do to now yeah there's market improvement so as long as mentally they can handle these moments handle the adversity as long as injuries don't crop up out of nowhere at a ridiculous rate at the wrong position i think you're going to like them too i think everybody who watches this team they're going to be able to get behind them because they will see that the effort is there and we'll see how many wins that leads to but it's more likable i just i hope nothing crazy happens on game days depth chart is out i'll get to it in a moment no real not a lot of big surprises no real big surprises whatsoever uh so so we'll get to it momentarily and and talk a little bit about what we see there uh i think we did learn some things this week and it's that first week in the and this was really you know as i say week zero in college football it's a strange i it really quick on i don't know how much of the games you got to see i'm sure you watched as many as you could i know you had a golf outing and an event you had to play in on saturday as well uh i watched every second of that nebraska game and you know that thing started off in the way that i uh was hoping that it would nebraska's defensive line was dominating illinois offensive line they knocked illinois starting quarterback out of the game separated shoulder uh there was i think back-to-back series where illinois couldn't block nebraska and at this point it gets to be it's nine to two nebraska and they're uh they end up getting they get the turnover they need on a third down play they get a sack and an interception uh it's it's so funny when games end the way that that one did and you take this snapshot of a moment in time and i and i'm always uh that's why watching the games matter that's why watching what was happening matters i can't decide if you're a nebraska fan today that you're even angrier than you've been in the scott frost era at various points where they've had these setbacks or or or perhaps you're you're hopeful and here's why they're going to win that game going away that this game ends very differently than it was played for a quarter in in all of the sudden you get he drives the quarterback into the ground so they they deem that to be excessive and they call personal foul the interception is negated they call a taunt on that same play it is a 30 yard penalty that goes from nebraska having the ball around midfield with the lead driving in to illinois tying the game and everything changes on a dime and you're reminded how if if kids make the kinds of mistakes you saw in nebraska make i mean what are you doing fielding upon inside your one going into the end zone while all your momentum is taking you back towards it and then trying to throw the ball out of the end zone i mean just cockamamie weird like that should never ever happen the kinds of penalties and dumbassery that nebraska plays with would leave one absolutely furious with scott frost they can't get out of their own way they're winning in the line of scrimmage at least defensively they have the lead and then why would you continue to roll adrian martinez back out there he cannot play agreed he cannot play he's a terrible football player and it's a shame because you watch wide open schemed plays there they've got touchdowns all over the place and he cannot hit the broad side of a barn that if you if you scheme open a play like that and you're you're a teammate of his and you want to believe obviously and he can't connect on the simplest of throws you really begin to lose all hope to continue to fight now ideally you just continue to play the next play but at some point i mean this is years now years where this kid can't make a play i i just it was remarkable to watch it play out you know on the one hand again there were elements of that game that you think okay well they're getting better and then you see all these mistakes again and you have to wonder i think the hardest thing had to have been listening to him after the game in which he basically tells you they were out coach and i can't decide whether that's just the ultimate form of job security where he knows that buyouts at 20 million dollars and they cannot afford to make another change and if not him then who right i mean what are they going to do fire who are you bringing in that's their boy wondering that's his dream job this is the guy that went undefeated at ucf he's proven he can coach is bo pelini still kicking [Laughter] they're longing for the bow what are you gonna do you just can't keep starting over and and so he's just calmly telling the uh the assembled media well you know we prepped against a certain look that we thought you know going back to their defensive coordinator being at missouri uh then we thought you know we saw their spring game we kind of figured this would be the same look turns out we were wrong we prepped against the wrong look it really you know caught us by surprise sir don't say it even if it's true i was with somebody who got in late on the total very late on the total well it stayed under and and the total was well yeah but but you had missed pats right contributing to the two of them yeah and then a last minute drive by nebraska in which this person is just staring at the television like you're going to do me wrong aren't you you're going to find a way got it at 52 and a half so any one point to pick six if they get down the field early decide for whatever reason to be dumb kick a field goal for the onside if it was third you know what i mean yeah yeah he's watching how am i gonna get beat this first week and the other guy said to him well it's because you were so late on the total that's how you got beat yeah it dropped by five points versus what i got just to hear those conversations oh it felt good again right it felt great yeah and then i looked over i i had a few plays this weekend it might have been an okay weekend yeah and i didn't know what time the fresno game was starting because the other game on television was hawaii ucla and so i looked up what time did they start and i saw 45 to nothing ah well they've already begun grand opening great closing and i threw the hat out because that was the hat trick three for three to start the season so i had ucla but i would say that i can't decide whether that was ucla or hawaii being that damn bad my goodness gracious tomling they didn't look like they had a semblance of a clue at hawaii that was something to behold so one thing that struck me about that was that um i was listening to the to the pre-game not the pre-game like the lead up on friday they were going over the slate for the weekend and apparently hawaii didn't get into the continental u.s they didn't get to california until either friday or or late thursday night what are you doing yeah it's not terrible for them the game kicks off at nine o'clock for their bodies or whatever remember the old stanford body clock why would you wait that that long to get there i thought that was worth a few points at least for the first game of the season but you're right i don't know how to figure the lsu game i mean ucla looks impressive but that's like that would be like over betting on fresno because they played yukon like what what can you really take away from that it was a bad first quarter for fresno and then from there they carried the day i'm gonna say this though i do think ucla is worth keeping a close eye on not to be an elite team don't get me wrong but you know the the old adage about improving the most from week one to week two now they've got a game under their belt i already thought they were an improved team and now you've got lsu who had to travel to houston right this is a bad situation i feel very sorry for them that whole situation it took him whatever it took like eight hours something ridiculous to get i don't know how that's going to affect them nobody does right but if you compare and contrast one team's played a game one team has it the other team's going to make that leap into the second week ucla wasn't prepping for hawaii either so that's the other thing ucla i mean they did their lsu install and have to play hawaii in the middle of it yeah no look lsu will win that game but we're talking about points here so that's that's the thing i mean i think lsu wins that game you feel comfortable about that okay yeah the number is only four i know i'm surprised by that well as of last weekend yeah well we've got plenty of time to look into it i guess when i circle back on something here i didn't want to turn this into i mean we got to finally a taste of college football and that's good and i you know i have thoughts on that but i as i watched nebraska stumble around and make those mistakes you know they made mistakes in special teams they were undisciplined you know you get martinez gives up a scoop and score i mean it's really absurd they lose this game but it was by eight points this is crazy you have two missed extra points and you gave up a a touchdown at the end of the half on a on a fumble that what are you even doing you're seeing our helmets out there i am i am so here's what i'm getting at you can't like i think when you're trying to measure progress and it's baby steps where you would be mad at frost is less about that result the result matters because that's a bad loss but there it's not like nebraska was vying for a college football playoff spot this year they're not going to win the big ten so if in the big scheme of things you just want to see real progress evidence that guys are getting you know well coached during the week of practice what leaves you really breathless as a nebraska fan is how is this guy the guy that did what he did for mckenzie milton at ucf how did he get there and forget how to coach at all because this team doesn't look well coached they look completely lost i don't think that's going to be a problem here though like so first hold on hold on hold on what i'm getting at is they're they're upset about the loss but they've got to be more upset i think the fact that they can't get out of their own way every week of each of his three years this is the start of year four when we turn our attention to florida state we can throw away three and six last year in a covered year with a new staff coming in getting no spring practice and all the nonsense that happened and jordan travis having james blackman started the whole thing was a mess right what do you have to see to where if you lose the game you still feel emboldened about where we're going because i do right now but admittedly if you saw that kind of a debacle on saturday night or on sunday night it would be hard if people will have a bigger problem with that kind of a performance than they would just a loss because you're not good enough yeah i hear you it's almost like having an eight o'clock kickoff when we were good and you see upsets in the 12 o'clock window upsets in the 3 30 window maybe the 7 o'clock game is in the second quarter and a big and a big name is being upset or they're in a dogfight and you're thinking what's in the air today like is this gonna be one of those days should we be afraid one has nothing to do with the other you just feel that way the irrational fear pops up i gotta tell you and and i might be wrong and maybe we could play this clip next monday because we'll be on for labor day it's the day after the game of course i don't feel like there are going to be massive amounts of breakdowns that leave us breathless in the way that nebraska fans are feeling today i think they're organized they just might not be good enough maybe they are though they might be because notre dame's got a whole bunch of stuff they're trying to sort out themselves a ton of attrition a ton of turnover today more depth than we do yes but are we catching them at the right time of the schedule absolutely yeah we are so this is the best chance you're gonna get at this just from watching all the practices i don't know that you're gonna be seeing completely out of character things like you saw from nebraska i don't know that i buy that scott frost is practicing as well as he preaches you know he said that we didn't see any of this in practice i don't know man that's an awful lot of things conspiring out of nowhere an awful lot it's not like two or three isolated incidents well it's like seven yeah but okay so here's where he might be right could be wrong i'm not there in lincoln to watch them practice every day that's not the team i cover but he did cite something when he said it felt like the same old movie like we were watching a rerun we they the at one point in that press conference and this is where i kind of cringed because i thought man i can hear this i can hear this here and i'm not saying that mike doesn't have this team prepared or they're not going to go out and play well i don't know we're going to find out together on sunday night i do see signs of progress and buy-in and they're organized they've practiced hard they've worked he's right when he says that he's right but when you're broken mentally and when you've been broken the way that that nebraska team is and the way that i dare say this florida state program has been broken over the last three years it doesn't take much for you to fall back into the here we go again mindset one mistake one one debacle of a play one moment that resembles all those other moments that have led to your losses can send you right down spiraling yet again and i i know i touched on this a lot last week you know again frost saying we just need these guys have worked hard they're a better team i know they're a better team they just need something good to happen for them so that they can believe it i thought that was fair i thought that was fair now we'll see they'd go on and suck the rest of the year and we'll just say it for what it is scott you're not doing a good job but i do think florida state needs something good to happen in this game fairly early and it could be something small it could be a stop on third and three where they bow their shoulders their back and they make a play and they get off the damn field or they execute on a tough third and seven on the offensive end and and they make a play they make a throw into a tight window and somebody's one of the younger guys malik makes a tough catch in traffic first down keep the change rolling just something a spark of anything that lets you know this is different 44 yard field goal goes off the upright and in i don't want to hit the up right that that's going to lead to doubt just just make it 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village common shopping center online at orangetheoryfitness.com acknowledge and say thank you to jeff hill win or lose i think we're gonna play really hard and look very competitive in this game i think they will upset notre dame all right appreciate george and eric as always thank you game week finally here indeed he is pumped also believes florida state will win and uh hey listen i'm not going to try to dissuade you from saying that florida state can win i i i think they could win i i don't suspect that they will i don't i'm not picking them that you know to say they will but i i think they could be in it i think again i'm going to continue to say this i think when you're a team who's who's kind of had to deal with rather uh fragile levels of of confidence or lack thereof and and you've had and it's been a dispiriting few years uh they need some good things to happen early like that's how upsets conspire right that's how that happens it's like a team that is well coached is well organized is being put in a position to succeed at practice does work hard has bought in the game starts and that's an adrenal adrenaline rush that they have not experienced in some time and it's a prime time game that place is going to be i can't i get goosebumps talking about it i can't wait to feel that environment and i know for players that's even it's an even greater level of anticipation but you know that you can you can that adrenaline spike can go one of two ways you know and you can be exhausted quick you can be overly emotional and do you have the air knocked out of you early you know you kicked the ball away to notre dame let's say they go right down the field just like it looked a year ago they run the ball right down your throat guys there's not no gap integrity guys aren't filling they're not the run fits aren't there and the next thing you know you're down seven nothing now listen i mean this happens i mean football is a game played by two different teams two different coaching staffs and a different set of players they're they're on scholarship and their coaches are paid they're going to work hard too and they're going to come up with something and and maybe it happens that you don't get off to the start that you want experienced teams that have had a lot of success don't freak out about that at all they come to the sidelines they get to look at the film they get a look at the boy you know they sit down with their okay this is what they're doing this is what they did to us here's what we're gonna do and then there's a point of emphasis take a deep breath let's go play football let's go play the next series but teams that have been broken it's a little bit harder to do it's a little bit harder to remain calm it's a little bit harder for guys so desperate to win that they don't go try to make a play that is above and beyond their responsibility right like it's harder for guys to to trust the process when they've been broken in the past and that it's gonna be there'll be a moment in time in this game where that happens and i think if early on they have a few things go for go well for them then maybe they're able better able to withstand when the negative thing does happen because it's going to happen yeah there's going to be some adversity but i do think if you were to break down what we saw last year from this group go segment by segment on defense defensive interior do you feel better about this group than you did last year's group well no because not about preseason right talking about products well obviously they can't be any worse than they were a year ago and we would never guess that that's what i mean we would that was the strength of the team we thought going into the year yeah and obviously early on i said to you i i think i was talking to you in the middle of the georgia tech game i'm like why is marvin wilson not on the field i mean every time i looked up he was opting out he was pulling you know raising his hand to come out of the game i was like it's third and three what do you mean you're coming out of the game i can't have you on the bench on third and three right i think the answer though is unequivocally you feel better about this defensive interior as to what they're going to produce pre-season hype there's no way this group beats last year's group national articles not tallahassee-based articles but national articles that looked at the top three segments for each team had the defensive interior as a top three and called football sure so preseason hypewise no substance i feel better about it russian do you feel better about the group this year versus last year you know how could you not yeah they also have the size to match up against a physical team like a notre dame linebacker not the thing that we put on our resume we wouldn't have it at the top of the resume about this program these days but do you feel better about what this group can do versus last year well they got more options don't they well okay so you're leading me to water here and i'll go ahead and drink this goes over pick it here's here is the depth chart as released by florida state today and let's go through this rapid fire because a lot of different guys are going to play it doesn't really matter who's in bold type per se uh right off the bat people want to know quarterback you've got jordan travis or mackenzie milton written according to fsu uh no real surprise there jason corbin is uh is the starter there with lawrence to ophelia behind him other guys will get run we suspect uh keyshawn helton has had an incredible camp i'm really excited to see him in there uh and then behind him ontario wilson and andrew parchment your receivers there with plenty of run for i would guess malik mclean uh also i would also suspect uh you'll see joshua burrell and others uh getting some time here yeah kentron has had a decent camp yeah he has uh i worry about him with the drops but yeah i'm gonna need him and mclean yeah yeah uh so then it tied in no surprise there it's cameron mcdonald jordan wilson will be your big blocker uh when you want some extra beef in those uh two tight insets uh robert scott at left tackle okay means he's healthy he's back we can talk about that now robert's got it left tackle all right dylan gibbons at left guard has beat out dante lucas uh maurice smith the center no surprise there devonte love taylor right guard and darius washington right tackle and let's hope darius washington doesn't have to come off the field that's a big deal though for a couple of reasons that robert scott's at left tackle i believe they had already talked about that in availability that he was going to play both in camp but we had seen quite a bit of him at left so that makes sense but that tells me that they feel pretty good about him at left tackle not just because he's starting there but because devante left taylor is at right guard yeah he's not next to him usually you would take your best interior player and put him next to the bookend you don't feel the best about so that they have devante love taylor on the right side tells me that robert scott has at least when they go grade the film been good enough that they think he'll be fine let's put dlt next to darius washington at right a lot stronger than he was a year ago we all watched the video produced by aslan on warchief.com was really well done uh i think that's over 100 000 views now which it deserves well that's a you know he deserves credit for that but so does uh robert scott who was as entertaining as they come in that video maybe the future trench talk host yeah uh defensively really quick no surprises here uh jermaine johnson uh at defensive end uh and that makes total sense obviously and then you look it's dennis briggs who's had a great camp dennis briggs yes yes yes he is undersized but he flashes all the time he's just a good football player i think he's poised to do some things now again he's a little undersized but i think he's going to play well and i know they're excited about him fabian lovett and robert cooper obviously over the center care thomas uh who has had a great camp big strong thick guy who i think will play well i'm interested i i could go either way without how he actually plays in the course of 60 minutes i don't know if that's a study in our tackles or not i think jermaine johnson you can kind of expect and project i do want to see what kiers burst looks like against you know a capable tackle over an opponent amari gainer at stud but here's where i get excited when we talk about the linebackers notice what they're doing here it is not surprising that dj lundy outshined steven dick's junior he's in calendar loach is in cortez andrews behind him and then uh at the stud position mario gainer with jarius green mcknight there's a willingness for them to take some of these safeties that have some size to them whether it's kevin knowles or others uh and and and kind of walk them down into a linebacker's role or a traditional uh linebacker role in especially on these you know passing downs we're gonna need to cover i i think just recognizing that they didn't have the requisite foot speed for your classic linebackers is is smart obviously i wonder if that's gonna come into play in this game though the way that notre dame likes to run their offense isn't exactly four wide with air raid principles right so i wonder if you're gonna roll out your front seven is that going to include three linebackers at times because if you notice on defense there are three linebacker positions list that's why gainer is up there along with the other two guys but cortez andrews has gotten a lot of positive pub michael he's also 245 pounds and then the green mcknight obviously the convert he's i think he's 5 11 is he still listed at 511 uh green mcknight is still listed at 511 but he's 220. he put on a lot of weight yeah yeah they're moving those guys around okay so then you get jamie robinson as your nickel corner kevin knowles behind him travis j's the starting corner or jerry and jones uh brendan gann is a buck sydney williams behind him shaheen brown also getting some run there akeem dent as your free safety with ronaldo green behind him all those guys will play a ton in jarvis brownlee your other corner who i like a lot miko dotson will get a lot of playing time there too so akeem dent is the player if you were to say all right listen to jeff's first segment who pick who pops into your head about adversity akeem dent's seen a lot of things here remember his freshman year he played safety and it felt like it wasn't the home for him under harlan barnett he's seen a lot and he's in a position where if you're going to get burned because of great scheming first 15 plays that kind of stuff akeem dent is going to be the number that you see in trail so if we get hit in the mouth how does that player respond i'm not saying that he particularly is mentally weak or anything like that i'm just saying he's seen a lot of things not a lot of good things so if you're looking for an embodiment of somebody who if they get starry-eyed that's i mean he's football terms only but he's a ptsd football term travis j's going to be your kick returner uh along with corey wren real speed there jakai douglas is a kick returner as well and travis j has a punt return i think travis j is about to have a fantastic season he's a dynamic athlete i'm excited to see his name there uh ryan fitzgerald is kicking your punter has been alex mastromano he has had a brilliant camp and looked really really good uh and then we go from there i mean that's um i i mean i kick off specialist i think is growth house right so i'm gonna let him kick it away yeah he's got a leg now yeah but uh we'll all hold our breath there there is the news of the day at least in terms of the guys listed for that depth chart talking about it out loud just now made me feel a little bit better about this defense i don't know if that's at the end of the day going to turn out to be true but just yeah just made me feel a little bit better there really quick i wanted to update you guys because we've been asked about it if you want to put it up there on the screen guys uh about the libations friday fest which is on a saturday this year uh feel free to pop that up because it's the 10th annual libations fest uh where we are able to say thank you to all of you for listening all these years and coming out and uh helping us out it's saturday uh at 2 p.m at corner pocket bar and grill that's on appalachia parkway we've got free t-shirts and koozies to the first 200 in attendance raffle drawing at halftime of the miami alabama game that will be this basically turns into a watch party together guys uh but a chance again to say thank you and our friends at metro delhi corner pocket of course warchant and my friends here at realtalk933 as well as garnet and gold providing those 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lot to touch on i haven't even touched the nfl from the weekend there was big news there as well we'll keep it both in the pro and college there's so much football it's a good thing to be overwhelmed by football talk jeff cambridgeshire 933 real talk radio and warchant tv your local news now florida department of corrections announced saturday the correctional officer trainee whitney cloud died during firearms training cloud was training at the harry k singletary training academy in wakulla correctional institute in crawfordville and was assigned to the jefferson correctional institution according to the fdc it appears she was injured by an accidental discharge during firearms training on august 26th she later passed at a nearby hospital no other staff were involved in the accident the florida department of law enforcement will lay the investigation on the incident school districts in florida may impose mass mandates a judge said friday ruling that governor ron desantis overstepped his 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orangetheoryfitness.com [Music] here's what you missed on the greg tisch show we're alicia devine from the tallahassee democrat we're chatting about her time in the covid ward at telstra memorial everybody all the medical staff in there it was they were all so positive and this was away from the patients yeah okay this was in the hallways they were all very strong people to do this day in and day out and still have a smile on their face knowing what the end could happen the greg tisch show monday through friday 6 to 9 a.m only on real talk 93.3 the jeff cameron show is a production of thewarchant.com multimedia network check out warchant.com today for the latest news inside florida state athletics that's warchant.com now back to jeff on real talk 93.3 i caught the golf and i won't prattle on about it but damn it man that was spectacular that was epic television the uh the guys in my league i put three fyi texts in the thread i was like hey you're not watching this this is good stuff it was awesome i also laughed at the uh the gif you sent me with uh because that's exactly how i felt like yeah it's so perfect that's probably how can't lay's caddy look for all the putts you know for a better part of an hour and a half i mean missed another one did you well six and a half feet this time huh i'll tell you what man when guys when a guy's draining 15-footers and 18-footers and 12-footers on the regular to keep you from winning a tournament that's got to be like oh well it's the equivalent of uh adrian martinez play i saw on saturday i can't do it i can't have this conversation it's all right i have a personal disdain for that kid now that is unreasonable it's unfair to him i shouldn't let my football uh in my in in my gambling and all that stuff uh helped shape the way that i feel about him as a human being uh but i do i i can't watch him play football he's it would be tough to do if you were on that particular side i played the illinois plus seven because i figured it was gonna be a one score game if i get burned on the hook for a push i get burned on the hook for a push no big deal but there was a third and five where he's got a first down for about three full seconds and finds a way to get stopped short for a fourth of one it ended up being a holding call and they moved him back anyway but i thought that is spectacular you sir are an athlete first of all and you have gaping areas of the field no man i can't 20-yard play it ends up being a four-yard gain on third well listen i do want to circle back to this because again this is where we're not nebraska and i think for florida state fans it's important uh to note that and we'll see how long it takes us to get back i'm not trying to mock nebraska but one of the questions they have to ask themselves there about why scott frost is struggling when you have evidence that he can coach you already have overwhelming evidence that he can coach so what has happened here that did not happen at ucf how did he flip that but he can't flip this all right the answer is they can't recruit over him adrian martinez has been there forever yes he has he has sucked forever indeed there has never been evidence that he's any good at all preach they cannot recruit over him and you've got to know that that guy has desperately sought another quarterback to replace adrian martinez if i'm sitting around on the verge of losing my dream job because that dude can't hit a guy seven yards away wide the hell open in the end zone by the way one of the guys he overthrew in the end zone is six nine there's nobody around him nice i i would have kicked him in the shins when he came to the sidelines there's no what in the hell are we doing so when they when they roll twos v2s on the practice field this camp you don't think scott was happy about that he didn't say with gusto twos he was more like twos who is there back how bad does that backup suck that he can't beat out adrian martinez oh my god man that is i'm sorry i the whole game because you're calling the play and you go oh we got it cash money homie he's going to be wide open we caught him in the wrong defense there he is got it touchdown oh oh you overthrown by 15 yards that's a toughy we'll see if we can dial up another one for you adrian do you think that offense would be run more smoothly with scott frost at quarterback yes current day scott you i'm there are throws i'm sleeping about my arm now there are throws on the field that are wide open that any college quarterback should be able to hit the vast majority of the time they well look i'm happy for everybody that won with illinois that's great now you're scaring me though you're putting this out into the wind so much that now i'm hearing i'm hearing these talking points about us on monday no i felt great to start the show no no listen what does that have to do no we i think either one of our quarterbacks have a chance to to successfully complete those passes more consistently than we saw from adrian martinez uh on on saturday that that's just a that's a performance that is on the heels of so many performances that look just like it and my thought wasn't okay well adrian martinez is terrible because i already knew that it's that my god they cannot recruit over this kid he has had to have tried time and again well that's you know what that is that's uniquely nebraska right now thankfully we're in a talent-rich area where even if you don't get the five-star quarterback that you want you're gonna get maybe an aj duffy and that's not a knock on aj duffy i'm just saying like you're gonna fall into guys that are going to be better than adrian martinez because the numbers are available to you this is still a very talent rich area it's the jeff cameron show 93 real talk radio and warchant tv i call tallahassee car care and they're fixing my car when i want to what are you doing this is a swain pools and spas commercial i'm turning it into a tallahassee car care commercial swain 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game hey just of note by the way with these favorites continuing to dominate the day in preseason football everybody can get on me all they want about uh whatever games i lose that's the comes with you know with the territory i probably clued everybody into that baltimore situation what three years ago i've made you oodles of money if you've just jumped on board harbaugh continues to care deeply if nothing else and it might cost jk dobbins more than just a year who knows that's an unfortunate injury and people in the fantasy world be careful gus edwards is who you want to draft from baltimore not jk dobbins you want gus edwards and i have to say saturday night just after eight o'clock the first drive didn't go well but those two touchdown drives from tom brady in the first team offense for tampa bay oh my goodness that was bliss for 10 minutes yeah it was very nice uh meanwhile the story of the weekend at least in the pros and it didn't have to do with injury had to do with what we saw kyle shanahan dial up for jimmy g and trey lance okay it'll be fun to see if they do that in the regular season that's hard to prepare for by the way both for a defense but also for an offense to run so according to fat peter they are going to start the season working the two quarterbacks a two quarterback system in the nfl that doesn't look like the taysom hill system where it's a gadget it's like a legit two guys who can make throws we'll see if it makes it into november but that's how they're gonna start the year according to fat peter well they rushed for 242 yards and doing it so uh that's something that we hold by the way i don't know i mean are you gonna still try to if you're the new england patriots who by the way went undefeated in preseason football for what it's worth are you still gonna roll cam newton out there after what we've seen from mac jones this preseason including the practice against the giants starting defense in which he was what are you 21 of 23 yeah he completed it was like 18 straight i mean i what are we doing what are we doing i would also note that it makes me so glad that the bucks made the decision that they did at the tackle position at the time that they made the decision because the giants are going to continue to roll andrew thomas out there not having a good tackle really hurts your feelings it makes a difference yes it does our number two forthcoming stay with [Music] you're listening to tallahassee's wheel talk station 93.3 wpft gretna tallahassee [Music] breaking news this hour from townhall.com i'm john scott rescue workers trying to reach people trapped by flood waters in louisiana after hurricane ida swamped the coast we're going to get through this together but louisiana governor john bel edwards isn't pulling any punches this is going to be a very long ordeal power got knocked out for all of new orleans and thousands of other residents lost power too many roads are impassable and cell phone service went out in 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the chat um you know that's not going to dictate the direction of the show but i always like to look and it's something i asked you about a week ago somebody brought up about if you win the toss it's so funny this is the stuff you do in week one if you you're not gonna ask that question in week three week four week five probably but we're so eager to do everything right to make sure that all of our ducks are in a row like you answer all these little questions that's something that happened over the weekend for mike norvell which was that they do the mock game uh and i'll touch on that in a moment but do you take the ball if you win the toss or do you kick and you said you kick right off the bat i defer to the second half that way i didn't lose two possessions but yes yes you understand what i'm saying yeah absolutely yeah uh there's a part of me that would really love to see them whether it's because notre dame wins the toss or whatever but get the ball and go down and score because the point being made by somebody in the in the chat is it would be nice to play with the lead every once in a while and and that defense rarely did and a lot of times that defense was put in a precarious position right off the bat to where it was a short field we saw a lot of short fields last year and that's maddening you can't really ever uh feel like you can breathe when you're when you're up against it at all times so just something i think the defense is the better of the two phases at this point i hope that's not an indictment on the offense and we're just terrible all the way around i get people who are still scarred we are we're scarred we're a little bit broken in that way but i think this defense at every level when we were breaking it down then you went through the depth chart feel better about the interior feel better about the rush ends linebacker is still not great but i think it's better secondary we do feel a lot better about okay and if that's the phase that at least is according to the coaches if not ourselves is winning most of these practices and mostly situations put you better 11 guys out there to start the game put your defense out there that defense if it's worlds better and it certainly again bears repeating last year's defense at times was simply not watchable not not anything that we should ever see again we should never see it that was a unique gear that i'm willing to give a wide berth for reasons why okay beyond just adam fuller um but that you can't ever resemble that again you don't have to be elite just yet but you can never look like that again that gave you no chance to win any meaningful games you you have zero chance if your defense is not coordinated and does not understand what is being asked of them now again a lot of reasons for what we saw last year i'm willing again to give a wide berth so let's let's hope that from a personnel standpoint i agree with you i think they're better off than they were but i think more importantly having a real offseason having a spring having a normal summer being able to build together and and also have players in the right positions coach fuller has talked a lot about having to play guys out of position a year ago for a variety of reasons maybe then that competence just a level of competence uh means you can relax and play football as opposed to constantly reeling constantly finding yourself up against the ropes uh that weighs on you there's a weight that then shifts towards the offense knowing that they can't count on the defense to get a stop ever that you're constantly going to have to go basically every possession you've got to score because there's a real good chance they are yeah i feel anxious just thinking about it because i'm replaying in my mind whether it's fuller's year zero defense or harlan barton ad or the end of charles kelly's time and that's a lot of years of a lot of bad defense but you can almost see the players at each level they're in between you see their steps they're not playing with speed no last year they're thinking they're thinking steps they're not action steps or instinct steps towards the ball or their assignment it looks like there's stuff going on between the ears and it makes me feel anxious just looking at that in my mind i can't play fast you know and that's the whole point of defense is flying around to the football if you're going to make a mistake i mean you know every coach has said it but that's one of the things that that bobby was so funny about in uh his locker room speeches in that wfsu feature if you're gonna make a mistake yeah make it a hundred miles like just do it fast make it all fast and there's nothing fast about the way we played but i've seen flashes and hopefully it's not because the offense is so bad and we're just watching this echo chamber of suck i<br><!-- wp:image {"id":1776,"sizeSlug":"large","linkDestination":"none"} -->rn<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img 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