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Noles News: Florida State, Mike Norvell readying for matchup with Wake Forest

ACC opener is four days away

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After days of recounting the missteps in Saturday’s loss to Jacksonville State, the Florida State football team is turning its attention to what’s shaping up to be a massive game to start ACC play this weekend against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

This game is typically not a monumental contest in the season, but Mike Norvell’s team is staring an 0-3 start in the face — something the program hasn’t done since 1976 in Bobby Bowden’s first three games at the helm.

Tuesday, Norvell shared some of the staff’s scouting report of Wake Forest and it could spell further issues for FSU’s offense if they don’t correct their recent mistakes.

And there certainly were plenty of avoidable errors. Our Triple Option podcast jumped into the film to see what those problems are and where the fault lies with them.


Saturday’s loss really rattled the program to its core, not for the extra L in the loss column, but for the potential ramifications it could have on the recruiting class that this coaching staff has put together over the summer.

As I write this, Florida State finds itself ranked at No. 10 in the 247Sports team rankings for 2022. Making sure that class makes it to campus next fall will be enormous for getting FSU back on its feet, but days like Saturday have the potential to derail that progress.

Our guys NoleThruandThru takes a deeper dive into what it means right now and what ramifications it could have down the line.


One thing Florida State still has going for it is the alums in the NFL. Plenty of former Seminoles had excellent week one’s including the quarterback for my New Orleans Saints, Jameis Winston. Maxescarpio recapped some of the top stars’ performances — including Winston — in this week’s Noles in the Pros.


The New Bloods of college hoops had some celebrating to do on Tuesday as the Tuck celebrated its 40th birthday with a cupcake drive-thru.

First game in the Tuck for the men just under two months away on November 10th against Penn. The women’s team gets the first crack at it on November 9th versus UNF.


Former Florida State golfer Brooks Koepka is becoming one of the faces of the PGA Tour. If you needed any evidence of that, look at the cover of the latest Golf Digest where Brooksy gives an exclusive poolside interview about his physical and mental health on tour that goes well beyond the normal athlete conversations.


Another week brings another award for the Florida State soccer team. This time, it’s Emily Madril grabbing honors as the conference’s best defensive player.


Wednesday night’s match for the FSU volleyball team will be a special one for the program as they remember the life of Seminole legend Brianna Barry. The former All-American passed away in June.

There will be a pre-match ceremony featuring a video tribute, jersey retirement and induction into the Florida State Athletics Hall of Fame starting at 6 PM. The university is planning a donut toast in her honor as well for the fans in attendance. If you cannot attend, the ceremony will also be streamed on the ACC Network Extra broadcast.