After hearing from Florida State Seminoles football’s returning quarterbacks, James Blackman and Jordan Travis, earlier in the day, media got the opportunity to speak with freshman quarterbacks Chubba Purdy and Tate Rodemaker on Saturday.
The duo spoke on the challenges of adjusting to the college level, as well as learning head coach Mike Norvell and offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham’s system.
Check out some quotes below, and see the full interviews below:
On favorites to throw to so far:
Rodemaker: “Carter Boatwright and Bryan Robinson. They’ve been really good to throw too.”
Rodemaker: “I just kept on workin. Would throw every other day. Would zoom every day during the week and I’d work out every day.”
Purdy: “As of right now, we’re all learning the same installs together. I don’t feel behind at all.”
On offseason prep:
Purdy: “[My brother Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy and I] went over plays and we threw. He helped me a lot with footwork and we’d go over reads every day.”
On getting help from older quarterbacks:
Rodemaker: “We’re all asking each others questions. We want to get better. Off the field we’re all really good friends so we just want to make each other better by competing.”
Purdy: “James is awesome. He helps me a lot on reads. He helps me a ton. I really respect that and really appreciate him doing that for me.”
On his biggest strengths
Purdy says his biggest talents are keeping his legs moving and keeping his eyes downfield— Tomahawk Nation (@TomahawkNation) August 8, 2020
On why he chose Florida State:
Purdy: “When I was on my visit, Norvell was telling me how much success every QB he’s coached has had. I really liked that and jumped on that.