Florida State’s new offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham spoke to the media during FSU’s media availability today. Dillingham spoke on a variety of things concerning Florida State’s offense, including the QB battle, the importance of flexibility, and the need for balance in the new system.
Like Mike Norvell’s press conference, one of the first topics was FSU’s QB battle and the Seminoles’ incoming freshman quarterbacks. For the freshmen, Dillingham wants them to focus on the day-to-day grind, saying, “I think the key for them is to just get better every day. That’s the key for a true freshman quarterback, if you want to be ‘the guy’, you have to carry yourself like ‘the guy’.”
Throughout the last few months, the staff has been able to teach the players the system, but Dillingham is focused on the execution now. Just knowing the playbook isn’t enough to be a playmaker in his offense, “I think all of our players can teach our offense, but that’s the thing — I can teach too, but I couldn’t play. You need to be able to execute.”
When it comes to FSU’s offense and their production, or lack there of, Dillingham isn’t worried about past numbers. The new OC is focused on the present and the future, “We just go about the day with the guys we got and I think we have a talented group.”
For Dillingham’s full press conference, see below: