Mike Norvell says he's 'extremely pleased' following FSU's first physical practice of fall camp
Florida State’s fall camp is fully underway.
On Friday, the Seminoles put on shoulder pads for the first time during preseason camp, and coach Mike Norvell said he was thrilled with the results he saw on the field.
“I was extremely pleased with today’s practice,” Norvell said Friday evening. “Speed, intensity, physicality showed up today with pads. What I loved is you didn’t see guys falling all over the ground. It was, some guys able to keep their feet. Some explosive plays on both sides of the ball.
“It was just a good, competitive day. Guys were pushing at a fast pace.”
That’s good news for the Noles, who are looking for their first 8-win season since 2016. Norvell is entering Year 3 of his tenure and is just 8-13 overall so far.
But with quarterback Jordan Travis returning and numerous high-profile transfer additions in the fold, Florida State has a chance to make some noise in 2022. However, getting off to a good start will be imperative.
After opening the season with Duquesne in Week 0, Florida State travels to New Orleans to face LSU in the Superdome. The ACC gauntlet starts the following week with a game at Louisville. The Seminoles also face Wake Forest, NC State and Clemson in October — all 3 of those opponents could be ranked for those matchups.
Then, in the first week of November, FSU will travel to Coral Gables to face a Miami team that could be fighting for an ACC title game berth.
FSU’s Week 0 game vs. Duquesne kicks off at 5:00 p.m. ET on Aug. 27.