Mike Norvell met with reporters on Monday for his weekly press conference.

Amongst the many topics discussed was the vacancy at Texas A&M. The Aggies parted ways with coach Jimbo Fisher on Sunday, and it didn’t take long for reports to link Norvell to the opening in College Station.

However, Norvell dismissed the rumors and lamented that they would be used to negatively recruit against Florida State in the coming weeks.

“There’s not really any point to talk about it in a sense,” Norvell said. “It’s funny how sometimes those things get out there and people want to try to use that especially in recruiting.

“Two years ago, every coach was talking about, ‘well how long is he going to be there? They better win some games or he’s not.’ But I told them then, I said, ‘watch, in two years, everybody is going to be trying to use the other thing.’ I can’t control any of that. Obviously we’re so excited about what we’re building here, where we’re going and then opportunity that’s ahead. This is a special place and I think that speaks for itself.”

Norvell has led Florida State to 16 consecutive victories dating back to last season. The Noles went 8-0 in ACC play this season for the first time since 2014.

FSU will look to move to 11-0 on the season on Saturday against North Alabama at 6:30 p.m. ET.