Mike Norvell says Chubba Purdy's transfer decision was a 'shock' to the program
Last week, former 4-star quarterback Chubba Purdy announced he will enter the transfer portal and leave Florida State.
Purdy had played sparingly for the Seminoles over the past two seasons and battled a significant injury as well. Still, coach Mike Norvell said Monday that his decision was a surprise.
“It was a shock to a lot of people around the program,” Norvell told reporters. “I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
FSU HC Mike Norvell on QB Chubba Purdy's decision to enter the transfer portal: "It was a shock to a lot of people around the program…I wish him all the best in his future endeavors."
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Purdy completed 32-of-58 passes for 317 yards and 4 touchdowns. during his time with the Seminoles. He appeared in one game this season — in FSU’s blowout win over UMass back on Oct. 23.
His departure leaves Florida State shorthanded at quarterback for the remainder of the season. Last week, starter Jordan Travis was out with an illness and he’s questionable again this week vs. Miami. McKenzie Milton and Tate Rodemaker are the only other scholarship quarterbacks on the roster.
Florida State does have 4-star QB AJ Duffy already committed in the class of 2022, so depth beyond this season is less of a concern.
If Travis can’t go again this week, Milton is expected to get the start on Saturday vs. the Hurricanes.
Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.