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Mike Norvell addresses Florida State vs. Clemson on College Gameday

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The coach discusses the postponed game between the Seminoles and Tigers.

Don Juan Moore

Florida State Seminoles football head coach Mike Norvell addressed FSU’s postponed game vs. the Clemson Tigers on ESPN’s College GameDay today.

“There was discussion last night about results from the tests that were had yesterday,” he said during the interview. “I know the medical advisers were able to go back and forth with that and I could tell you that within our program throughout this whole season there has been strict policies and procedures in place. We have had players and coaches miss games due to even just showing symptoms, who at later dates came back with negative tests. But we are all about building the trust and understanding to keep our players safe. I can tell you that we woke up this morning ready to play this game. When I was asked, that’s what I expressed to our advisers, that we were ready to play the game. They went through the proper procedures and protocols that we have and the decision was made to postpone it.”

This is what Norvell had to say in an official statement earlier:

“Our first priority is the health of our student-athletes, and I appreciate the protocols that have been put in place by FSU and the ACC to ensure everyone’s health while allowing us to play this season,” head coach Mike Norvell said. “It’s unfortunate that we will not have the opportunity to compete today, but we hope to be able to play Clemson in December. I am thankful for the support and coordination between our administration, Clemson and the ACC office. Our team will now turn our focus to hosting Virginia next week.”