The Florida State Seminoles head coach Mike Norvell spoke after a heartbreaking loss on Saturday and discusses translations from practice, third down conversion rate, and how defending explosive plays coupled with turnovers make it extremely difficult to find success.
“It’s been a disappointing start to the season, had a couple of a couple of really tough outcomes. Going back and being able to re-evaluate the game film, things that have been showing up are definitely keeping us from being able to play to our full potential. A lot of things that we’re working in practice, we are not doing a good enough job of applying there on game day. A lot of self-inflicted issues. We turned the ball over six times. To have six turnovers, to get in the red zone inside of the 15-yard line twice with no points—our third down conversion rate offensively and defensively is not good enough or where it needs to be. Those things are extremely challenging to find success.”
The Seminoles fell flat last weekend adding yet another digit to the loss column against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (35-14.)
Struggling to find an identity on offense has been an uphill battle this season both from the players and coaching staff transitioning into year two.
“We're learning some hard lessons, we’re having to go through some painful moments. We are a young team, we have guys being put in position with all the right intentions.”
Looking ahead to next Saturday, the Seminoles will host the University of Louisville at 3:30 pm ET and hope to disrupt the 0-3 path that is being carved out in front of them.
“It’s an explosive football team, you look at their game Friday night they showed great heart. They were very resilient and the ending of that game was probably as wild as you will see.”
The full interview can be seen below: