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VIDEO: Mike Norvell pleased with intensity in first practice in shoulder pads

“I thought it was a good day. First day in uppers, being able to get the shoulder pads on. Guys had good intensity.”

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Florida State football threw on pads for the first time today in day three of fall practice. It was just shoulder pads, but Mike Norvell was pleased with his players’ intensity when he talked to the media after practice. “I thought it was a good day. First day in uppers, being able to get the shoulder pads on. Guys had good intensity. Just trying to teach some of the new guys in the second practice of the expectation of how we practice.”

One of the position groups that Norvell was most pleased with was the QB room. On the quarterbacks’ performance, Norvell said, “I’ve been pleased. I think the two young guys, Chubba and Tate, are throwing the ball extremely well. I’m really excited about what I’m seeing from them. McKenzie and Jordan, their confidence and their understanding of what we’re asking them to do is really high. I’m excited about the group.”

The Seminoles are expected to rely on many new faces in 2021, with one of the biggest ones being wide receiver Andrew Parchment. Norvell, a former college wide receiver, was excited about the potential of the Kansas-transfer. “I’ve actually been really pleased with him… we’re trying to help him on the finer details of his game that are going to allow him to play to the capability that I believe he has. He’s shown up in three days and we’re definitely excited to have him,” said Norvell.

Another newcomer that is expected to be a difference maker is defensive back Jammie Robinson. Robinson has been all over the field early on this fall. Norvell said, “Jammie’s been very consistent the last three days. He’s a very versatile player. I really like what he’s done. He’s making plays on the ball and doing a good job whenever he gets an opportunity to make a play in the run game or on the perimeter.”

For Norvell’s full presser from day three, see below (Video via FSU sports information):