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Covering college football from the sideline to the end zones. Featuring former Florida State insiders Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor.




Texas Parts Ways With AD Patterson

What's next for the University of Texas after parting ways with men's athletics director Steve Patterson and who may be in line to take over the nation's wealthiest athletics program.

Duration: 00:03:13

How Daily Fantasy Sports Is Changing An Industry

Taking an in-depth look at daily fantasy sports and the vast impact they are having on advertising across college football and the NFL.

Duration: 00:10:43

Seminoles Display A Supreme Sense Of Confidence Heading Into The Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl Game Preview - The Florida State Seminoles face the Oregon Ducks for a shot at the National Championship in college football. Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor break down all of the action and provide their predictions for both college football semi-final games. Can Jameis Winston and Jimbo Fisher make history for the second straight season by winning the Rose Bowl? Which young wide receiver needs to step up for the Noles? Can the FSU defense play to their strengths and limit the...

Duration: 00:39:44

Why Jimbo Fisher Has Earned Every Dollar He Is Paid

The Florida State Seminoles punched their ticket to the Rose Bowl and a spot in the College Football Playoff. Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor discuss the matchup and how injuries could be a factor for both teams heading into the game. They also discuss the pending raise and contract extension that Jimbo Fisher will receive and why he has earned every dollar. Finally, the guys try and jump on the coaching carousel to try and figure out which school will have the quickest path back to relevance.

Duration: 00:35:16

The Florida State Seminoles remain undefeated in win over Virginia

The Florida State Seminoles improved to 25-0 over the last two seasons with their win over Virginia, while week 11 brought as many questions as answers to the rest of college football. Ryan Pensy, Brandon Mellor and Mike Sage recap the weekend and provide their insights into the world of college football.

College Football Playoff Week One Rankings + Noles vs. Louisville Preview

The inaugural College Football Playoff rankings are out and Ryan Pensy, Brandon Mellor and Mike Sage are here to offer their expert advice. Who was left out and who has the most to gain? Those questions and more are answered in this episode of the Shoestring Tackle Podcast. The guys also preview the #2 Florida State vs. #25 Louisville Thursday night game. Can the Seminoles avoid the upset behind the playmaking abilities of Jameis Winston? The guys make their picks and discuss the addition...

Noles Have A Bye So It's Time To Head To Vegas

With the #1 Florida State Seminoles on a bye, Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor offer their best shot at the week 9 lines. They preview every game in the Top 25 including Mississippi State vs. Kentucky, Ole Miss vs. LSU, Alabama vs. Tennessee and South Carolina at Auburn.

Duration: 00:38:06

Noles Display Fight Of A Champion In Win Over Notre Dame

#2 Florida State fought through adversity to defeat #5 Notre Dame in a game of the year contender. Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor break down all of the action and discuss how the Seminoles played with the spirit of a champion to remain undefeated. They also discuss what teams with one loss will need to do the remainder of the season to win style points with the College Football Playoff Committee, and debate if Will Muschamp will be the head coach of the Gators when they take the field on...

Duration: 00:37:43

#5 Notre Dame vs. #2 Florida State College Football Preview

It's the biggest game of the season for both Florida State and Notre Dame. Join Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor as they preview the game. Which of the elite quarterbacks will be able to lead his team to victory? Can Notre Dame handle the pressure of Doak Campbell Stadium in their first true road game of the season? Will the off-field distractions finally catch up with Winston and the Noles? All this and more on the latest episode of the Shoestring Tackle Podcast.

Duration: 00:27:42

Week 7 Recap: Noles Win and What Should Jameis Do Next

Florida State moved to 6-0 on the season with a 38-20 victory over Syracuse, but a cloud of uncertainty still hovers over the Seminoles. Ryan Pensy, Brandon Mellor and Mike Sage break down all of the week seven action including the Noles win on the road. They also discuss the Sports Illustrated article outlining the choices Jameis Winston has as student hearings are approaching for alleged misconduct in 2012. Should Jameis drop out of school or fully cooperate. What impact will it have on...

Duration: 00:36:33

Week 7 Preview - Noles Remain Focused With A Top 5 Battle Looming

What will week seven deliver after a weekend of chaos? Ryan Pensy, Brandon Mellor and Mike Sage are back to preview the games of the week. Can Florida State avoid looking ahead to their Top 5 battle with Notre Dame and post an impressive win over Syracuse? What impact will all of the injuries play on the Noles as they head on the road? These topics and more are debated. Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M, Auburn vs. Mississippi State, TCU vs. Baylor - the guys make their picks for the top games of the...

Duration: 00:34:18

CFB Week 6 Preview: Who Will Come Away Victorious

Week six is underway in the college football season, and Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor are back with an all-new Shoestring Tackle Podcast. After #2 Oregon fell at home to Arizona, which other undefeated teams will escape this weekend. The guys break down all of the big games including Alabama at Ole Miss, Wake Forest at Florida State, Oklahoma at TCU, LSU at Auburn, Texas A&M at Mississippi State and Stanford at Notre Dame.

Duration: 00:37:49

CFB Week 5 Recap: Noles Pull Away From NC State To Remain Undefeated

Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor are back with an all-new episode of the Shoestring Tackle podcast. The #1 Florida State Seminoles avaoided upset with a 2nd half charge led by Jameis Winston. We discuss what the Seminoles need to do to re-capture their swagger from a season ago. The first major college coach was relieved of his duties this weekend at Kansas. Who will want to take the reigns from Charlie Weis? As a tire fire burns at Michigan, how much longer can Brady Hoke survive. These...

Duration: 00:31:51

CFB Week 5 Preview - Can The Noles Avoid The Letdown at NC State?

Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor are back with an all-new Shoestring Tackle podcast previewing week five of the college football season. What do the Florida State Seminoles need to do to avoid a historic letdown at Carter-Findley Stadium against the NC State Wolfpack? We discuss and breakdown all of the key players for both teams. Plus, two other key games with UCLA vs. Arizona State and Arkansas vs. Texas A&M. Finally, a look back on memories from riding the RV to and from games covering the...

Duration: 00:30:17

College Football Week 4 Preview - Jameis Winston's Out Can FSU Win

Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor are back for an all-new Shoestring Tackle Podcast. Breaking news out of Tallahassee as Jameis Winston has been suspended from the first half of the Florida State vs. Clemson game. What is the impact, and can the Noles still find a way to win? What lessons does the administration at Florida State need to learn in dealing with a crisis situation? We discuss the impacts of the latest mess, plus make picks for week four.

Duration: 00:36:04

College Football Week 3 Recap - Maximizing Your FSU vs. Clemson Weekend

Week three is in the books and Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor are back for an all-new Shoestring Tackle Podcast. They dissect all of the games from last week and the impact on the College Football Playoff. They also get you ready for Clemson vs. Florida State with advice from two season veterans on how to enjoy the entire weekend in Tallahassee, not just gameday.

Duration: 00:31:19

College Football Week 3 Preview - What Have The Noles Learned About Clemson

It's week three in college football and Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor are back with an all-new podcast previewing the action. What the the Noles learned in their bye week preparing for the Clemson Tigers? Is this a make or break game for the South Carolina Gamecocks? Can Tennessee pull a huge upset in Norman? These topics and more will be discussed on an all-new Shoestring Tackle podcast.

Duration: 00:29:47

College Football Week Two Preview - Early Season Matchups

Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor return to the airwaves to preview week two in college football. What, if any, distraction will there be for the #1 Florida State Seminoles with the internal investigation of Jameis Winston? Can the Noles build upon their win over Oklahoma State to an inferior Citadel squad? The guys also discuss and make their picks for the following games: USC vs. Stanford, Michigan vs. Notre Dame, Michigan State vs. Oregon and Virginia Tech vs. Ohio State

Duration: 00:38:29

College Football Week One Recap - Should FSU Be Concerned?

Ryan Pensy and Brandon Mellor return to the airwaves to break down week one in college football. Should the #1 Florida State Seminole be concerned after their six point win over Oklahoma State? The guys break down this, and other games that were the focus of week one.

Duration: 00:35:42