Urban Meyer explains why new Florida State coach Mike Norvell is 'in quicksand'
The Florida State Seminoles are entering a new era under coach Mike Norvell, but it started on a sour note last weekend.
The Seminoles lost at home to Georgia Tech, sending many fans into a panic, especially after a drama-filled offseason.
On FOX’s “Big Noon Kickoff” on Saturday morning, analyst and former Florida coach Urban Meyer said it’s sad what has happened to the once-proud program. He added that Norvell is in quicksand moving forward (via 247Sports):
“The Florida State I remember, (it was) Bobby Bowden with all those first-round draft picks,” Meyer said. “On the other sideline, I’m coaching against him. It would be unthinkable to not win 11 games. Here’s the difference. They’re 1-11 in the last 12 games against ranked opponents. Their first five or six are against ranked opponents. I don’t know. Whatever’s happening is not good. Pop the hood and look underneath?
“The captain of the team (Marvin Wilson) called out their coach in the summer about not being truthful about speaking with the players. Is there something going on at Florida State that’s not positive? You have a new coach there. (Mike Norvell) is in quicksand right now. I hope he gets himself out, because if it keeps going in reverse, they won’t win five games.”
The Seminoles are off this weekend before traveling to take on No. 17 Miami next Saturday. We’ll see if Norvell can notch his first victory in upset fashion.