With 36 hours to review the film from the loss to Jacksonville State, the Florida State Seminoles’ coaching staff held their weekly press conference as fans of the program try to make sense of just what happened in Doak on Saturday night.
On Monday, head coach Mike Norvell expressed frustrations with the penalties and lack of execution from the offense more than anything else. In his opinion, the defense only had three drives that really them the game.
His coordinators echoed much of the same with more detail on what they want to see from their respective units to fix the mistakes of the first two losses.
- Mike Norvell’s full comments from Monday with more notes
- OC Dillingham and DC Fuller discuss Milton’s performance, short-yardage struggles and final defensive play
Dillingham’s comments on McKenzie Milton’s game were overall positive despite the offense’s issues. Norvell pointed to the lack of separation on the outside as the group holding it back.
As a staff, they’ve clearly decided what Milton has brought through his play behind center is enough to settle the quarterback question as they’ve removed the “OR” between he and Jordan Travis from the quarterback depth chart finalizing the QB1 decision heading into this week’s game at Wake Forest.
One name missing from the depth chart is former four-star offensive lineman Dontae Lucas as he’s no longer on the team. The top-ranked player in the 2019 recruiting class played in both of Florida State’s games so far this season, including a majority of the snaps during Saturday’s loss.
I want to give a big thank you to coach Norvell people don’t understand how much of great coach you are and how much you care for us Thank you Coach Atkins for pushing me everyday to become a better me. To all the Seminole fans out there I’ll always be a NOLE for Life.. ❤️— Dontae Lucas (@7totha8) September 13, 2021
Offensive lineman Brady Scott made headlines on Monday after a photo of his postgame proposal went viral on Twitter. Here’s video of the special moment from ABC27’s Alison Posey:
The photo of Brady Scott proposing is getting a lot of attention -- here's the video.— Alison Posey (@AlisonPosey14) September 13, 2021
I was getting shots of players walking off the field, heard some cheering, turned around -- and Brady was on one knee.
Special moment for these two and their families! pic.twitter.com/OFZ1jYL5ge
It’s a really sweet moment to see the massive smiles on their faces in what Scott himself called the happiest moment of his life.
But, of course, not everyone sees it that way.
Another sports site called it the worst proposal ever because in the background of a few photos you can see Jacksonville State’s team still celebrating their victory on the field. But Scott wasn’t going to let them take away his moment, even offering them a chance to attend the ceremony and contribute to the happy couple’s special day by browsing their registry.
Y’all want an invite to the wedding? https://t.co/lG1eqjKtFE— Brady Scott (@Bmscott21) September 13, 2021
For a guy who just got married a few years back myself, hats off to them for already having a registry up and running two days after being engaged. Congratulations to the happy couple!
If you maybe want to take a breather from FSU football for a minute, there are plenty of options for you to support the Seminoles.
Check out the Seminole events for this week! ⬇️@FSU_Volleyball— FSU Seminoles (@Seminoles) September 13, 2021
➡️ FSU XC Open
➡️ Fighting Illini Invitational@FSUFootball
Boston College#OneTribe pic.twitter.com/ixooLBzkbJ
Baseball isn’t one of the sports on that list, but fall ball is now underway. Our Brett Nevitt is all over that beat so, if you’re not following him on Twitter yet, you should be. He broke down the entire roster for you position-by-position looking at where things stand after a summer of improvements.
Basketball also not yet in season, but the New Bloods are adding some new talent to the program’s 2022 recruiting class with the reported commitment of four-star Cameron Corhen.
The Florida State golf team returns to action with a trip to Illinois.
Fall tournaments have resumed and we're pumped— FSU Golf (@FSUGolf) September 13, 2021
Later this week we head out to beautiful Olympia Fields in Illinois, the site of 7️⃣ major championships over the years. pic.twitter.com/Pzw4U3p02b
And before things get started, they’ve added a new assistant to the coaching staff.
Welcome to #FSU @JustinFetcho! Fetcho named as an Assistant Golf Coach for the @seminoles. @CoachBondFSU, @Jones4noles, @Golfweek_Jules, @GolfweekRingler, @WGCAGOLFhttps://t.co/ZeLBpWCQsg pic.twitter.com/zdoBAwN19S— FSU Golf (@FSUGolf) September 13, 2021
Congratulations to Seminoles runner Adriaan Wildschutt for being named the USTFCCCA’s NCAA DI National Athlete of the Week!