Florida State, in initial lines, is an 11-point favorite over the Yellow Jackets.
“We’re playing a Georgia Tech team that’s in the second year with their coaching staff, a coaching staff that’s had a lot of success throughout their career,” Florida State head coach Mike Norvell said last week during a press conference. “I was actually in the same league with (Georgia Tech head coach Geoff) Collins when he was at Temple. We never had the opportunity of playing each other but I got the opportunity to see his team play quite a bit.”
“Since the schedule has come out we’ve been able to do a lot of background as a coaching staff, going back through the last three years at Temple, Georgia Tech, really evaluating personnel and overall just study of schemes, stuff like that.”
“They’re in the second year of the transition that we’re in. The physical development, the confidence of what those guys have planted....they had some good wins last year and you know that confidence they’re going to bring into year 2 with what their expectation is is something that they’re going to come out and they’re going to start fast.”