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FSU Sports: Basketball Update and Coach Norvell’s Changes to Football

There’s a tangible buzz around campus thanks to Florida State University’s hoopsters and their current success. However, as the Noles ride out the rest of the season, fans begin to wonder if the Noles will bring home a title, as well as what we can expect next fall from FSU Football and our new head coach.

Students and fans of Florida State are thrilled with the season FSU Basketball is having so far, especially since they are currently holding the No. 8 spot in the AP Polls. With March Madness right around the corner, the Noles look to continue their winning streak at home and gain an advantage on the road with upcoming games against Louisville, Clemson and Notre Dame. 

In the past weeks, the Seminoles faced a 65-70 defeat against Duke, going on to avenge the loss with back to back victories against Syracuse, Pittsburgh and NC State. 

In their dominant 82-67 victory over Pitt, the Noles shot 50 percent from the floor while making nine out of 12 free throws. According to an article by ESPN, all eyes are now on freshman Patrick Williams as he continues to wow coach Leonard Hamilton and his fellow teammates, not to mention his intimidation factor against opponents. In the Pittsburgh game, Williams scored 16 points, scoring double digits right off the bench for the tenth time this season. With his consistency and athleticism, it’s no wonder Williams is becoming a huge contributor to the Seminoles’ road to the sweet 16 and beyond. 

While we root for the Noles to bring home a title in March for basketball, we look to the future in the coming fall.

Football in turf

Seminole football is facing some drastic changes, all of which began with the hiring of head coach Mike Norvell in December 2019. Since assuming the role of FSU football’s fearless leader, Coach Norvell has since brought new faces to Tallahassee in hopes of restoring the glory that was Seminole Football circa 2013. 

Among the staffing changes made thus far, including the onboarding of various offensive and defensive coaches and specialists, Coach Norvell hopes to cultivate a new culture at Florida State.

With this in mind, in only his first month as head coach in January, Norvell had already signed 13 new commits, 12 of which signed throughout the Early Signing Period. The Seminoles have acquired two new quarterback commits, as well as multiple transfers from other schools, including Purdue and Texas A&M. 

With the aggressive nature Coach Norvell has assumed in his new role at Florida State, it leaves a lasting impression and an even better expectation for what is to come in the fall at Doak Campbell Stadium. From new coordinators, modified jersey and apparel and a new Seminole standard, Nole fans should expect an exciting season with many changes to move the Noles back up to their former prestige. 

Between the energy surrounding the Seminole Basketball team as they make their way to the NCAA Tournament and the behind the scenes transformation of FSU Football, Noles face a promising future in athletics and a spark in the Seminole name.

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Hi there! My name is Fran and I am a sophomore at Florida State University. I am a freelance blogger aside from being a full-time student and participating in campus activities and organizations. I am an aspiring influencer and hope to grow my audience to inspire people to embrace their individuality and share their stories. To see more of my work and passions follow me on instagram @francasaine and keep in touch!
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