Mike Norvell addresses lack of targets, catches for Keon Coleman vs. Boston College
Mike Norvell spent some time recapping the Boston College game during his weekly press conference on Monday afternoon.
Norvell was asked about star receiver Keon Coleman, who was held without a catch in the game vs. the Eagles. It was the first time this season that Coleman has not had a big impact on FSU’s offense.
“That’s part of football sometimes,” Norvell said. “We don’t ever go into games thinking ‘we’re not going to get this great player the ball.’ When you look at it, there’s a little bit of give and take. We snapped the ball 58 times. And he was targeted, I think it was 3, 4 times throughout the contest and unfortunately didn’t result in any catches. But that’s kind of part of it.”
Norvell also pointed out that receiver Johnny Wilson and tight end Jaheim Bell were also held without a catch in Week 2 vs. Southern Miss, but both responded with big games against the Eagles.
Norvell also praised Coleman for his “attitude” and “approach” during his time with the Noles. He said Coleman will still be a big part of FSU’s “continued growth” for the rest of the season.
“I thought Keon, his attitude and his approach, he’s a real one,” Norvell said. “He’s an absolute real ball player that wants to make an impact. He wants to have a big game. He wants to help this team win. That’s what makes him special. So, definitely excited to see his continued growth, our continued growth.”
Despite not catching a pass against Boston College, Coleman has a ACC-best 4 touchdown receptions so far this season.
Florida State will look to get him the ball on a more regular basis starting in Week 4 against Clemson.