TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Dates with Duke and Wake Forest await the Florida State football team, and after going through what head coach Mike Norvell called one of the hardest months as a head coach he's ever been through, he said they're excited about the future.
Norvell said without a game this weekend, they're treating this as a bye week. They'll start preparation for Duke on Sunday.
Norvell said adding games back onto this season's schedule was important to him, as it gives this team more time to practice and play and will only benefit them in the long run.
"These guys are competitors. We are a young football team. We are one of the youngest teams in college football. We need every rep we can get," Norvell said Wednesday. "I understand the challenges that come with that, but our guys are excited about being able to go through a week, implement a plan, work and do all you can to prepare for a game, and when that's taken away from you, it is emotional. It's emotional for the staff. It's emotional for the players. We want to play."
The CDC now recommends decreasing quarantine from 14 days to 10 without symptoms or seven days with a negative test.
If the ACC adopts that policy, Norvell said they would get most guys back this weekend.