Mike Norvell comments on Tate Rodemaker's status, Brock Glenn's readiness vs. Louisville
Mike Norvell and Louisville coach Jeff Brohm both met with reporters on Friday ahead of their meeting in the ACC Championship Game this weekend.
Norvell shared an update on Florida State’s quarterback situation for this week. He said quarterback Tate Rodemaker’s status would go “up to game-day” after he began showing symptoms on Saturday after taking a big hit to the head vs. Florida in Week 13.
“Coming out of the game last week, Tate obviously had the big hit there in the fourth quarter,” Norvell said. “We went over, was able to go through all of our sideline evaluations and was able to pass that, to be able to go back in the game for the last play that we had there offensively. And then came in Sunday, had a few symptoms … We started our process then and we’ve worked it throughout the course of the week.”
Norvell said Rodemaker has been limited in practice this week and added that true freshman Brock Glenn has taken the “bulk” of the team reps as the week has gone on.
“Tate has gotten some work. A lot more individual, some in team,” Norvell said. “Brock has gotten the bulk of it especially as we’ve gone through in more of the live situations that we’ve implemented. But Tate has been there, he’s been in all the meetings, he’s gotten some work out there in practice. And then AJ Duffy has also gotten some reps with the different units.”
Norvell added that Florida State’s game-plan won’t change drastically based on who starts between Rodemaker and Glenn. Rodemaker does have more time in the system, but the Florida game last week was just the 2nd start of his college football career.
“Our guys, the game plan doesn’t have to change a whole lot. I think when you see Brock and his skillset that he brings throughout the week of practice, we’re all preparing to be able to play,” Norvell said. “And it’s the same thing we faced a week ago going and playing our last regular season game. [Brock] knew that he was going to be one play away. And ultimately he had to go in and be ready for that situation and he was. We’ve approached it the same way. We know the process we have to go through.
“All those guys are ready and they’re prepared if their number gets called.”
Florida State will face Louisville on Saturday in the ACC Championship Game at 8 p.m. ET.