In episode two of our Seminole Sidelines podcast, Osceola Publisher Jerry Kutz, Managing Editor Bob Ferrante and former FSU offensive lineman Mark Salva and I tackle the latest topics surrounding Florida State’s 2020 season and college football at-large.
The list of talking points includes the news coming out of Florida State’s Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, where President John Thrasher indicated he thought it was likely that the presidents of the ACC would vote in favor of moving forward with a fall season. We also discuss FSU’s version of Meet The Press from Tuesday when Thrasher and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference with athletics director David Coburn and football coach Mike Norvell to discuss their desire to move forward with the season and about the medical protocols the university and athletics department has in place to ensure the safety of its students and athletes.
Additionally, we delve into what is quickly becoming the most historic week in college football history with a discussion of the Big Ten and PAC-12 opting out of the 2020 fall season and the ACC, SEC, Big-12 and AAC continuing to move forward. We also talk about what unfolded with wide receiver Warren Thompson and Norvell being at odds over the transparency of the athletics department’s testing procedures, protocols and communication internally as it pertains to Covid-19 and the ripple effects from this disagreement on college football.
And last we discuss what has been transpiring on the FSU’s practice fields as they complete the team’s first seven days of practice as well as who Norvell, offensive line coach Alex Atkins and linebackers coach Chris Marve have been impressed with in the early portion of preseason camp.