What are the realistic expectations for Florida state football this season? For starters, the improvement from last season’s disappointing end on the stretch is there to be taken with a core of veterans returning to skill points according to Phil Steele, a college football veteran.
The pre-season magazine guru appeared on Packer and Durham of the ACC Network on Tuesday and previewed the Seminoles, a team in transition under a new head coach.
“The thing I love about Mike Norvell are his faults so much better when he has dynamic playmakers in the ball carrier and wide receiver positions and guess what? He has dynamic players in these places, ”said Steele. “If they get a good quarter of a game, be careful. I think they will be dangerous. And their defensive line really stands out. Marvin Wilson Was.
“I rank them No. 4 in the country on the defensive line. Another team that did not succeed last year, I think they will be in the mix for this second place in the Atlantic ACC. “
Steele’s thoughts are similar to those of the former Florida state quarterback and ACC Network analyst EJ Manuel on Seminoles. Earlier this month, Manuel said that Norvell’s top priority was to gain buy-in and full confidence from a talented roster.
“They’ve been around for a while now, but it’s about putting it all together,” said Manuel on Packer and Durham. “Again, these guys have to play team football. From what I saw as a fan after I left the state of Florida, it didn’t seem like they had the same camaraderie as when I was there.
“It seemed like some guys were almost trying to do too much and some were not doing enough. If they can collectively bring it all together, Norvell will somehow be the glue they need in this program to get them to play to their full potential. “
The Seminoles started improved workouts this week at Tallahassee, one step closer to the start of the 2020 season – when it can be. According to Noles247, the NCAA has approved eight hours of training per week for summer football sports leading to a shift from July 24 to August 6, when schools can perform up to 20 hours of athletic activity countable per week.
Steele’s pre-season magazine will be available in limited quantities on July 24 at Barnes and Nobles and Books-A-Million or online.