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Bobby Bowden on FSU: Struggles won't last long

Posted at 6:43 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 18:44:03-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida State football team dropped to two and five on the year after losing to Pitt on Saturday.

It's a frustrating time for the team and fanbase, but at least one person hasn't given up hope just yet.

Bobby Bowden, the former Florida State head football coach, built Florida State into a household name in the 90s and said he doesn't think the program's current struggles will last long.

"You're going to struggle," said Bowden. "Anytime you make changes, you're going to struggle. How long do we have to struggle? We hope it's not long. I know this - we're under good leadership, and if anybody can get it done, I think they can get it done."

You heard the man; things take time.

Florida State lost 41 to 17 to Pitt on Saturday in a game where not much went right.

Head coach Mike Norvell, coming into practice Sunday, said there weren't many happy feelings, but they know they have to control what they can control, and that's focusing on themselves and getting better.

"We all take that ownership of what we put on film and how we performed, and then we go to work to get better," Norvell said. "I did think our guys brought the right mindset. They brought the right approach. I don't really want them to be acting like nothing happened. We're competitors. We want to win every game every time we step on the field. We want to play to the best of our ability, but when that doesn't happen, we're not going to miss out on a lesson or to be able to grow from an experience."

Florida State returns to action on Saturday when they travel to NC State.