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FSU looking to make major improvements after loss to Miami

Posted at 6:36 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 12:48:47-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — This Florida State football team has a lot to improve on after Saturday's loss at Miami, including lack of control, zero production in the red zone, and defense giving up too many big plays on offense; all things this team will work on this week.

FSU head football coach Mike Norvell said on Monday this team understands there are great strides that need to be made and they need to be made quickly.

Norvell notes this program didn't put themselves in a position to achieve success.

A lot of young guys did get to play in the loss, and one of them was quarterback and Valdosta product Tate Rodemaker, who made some mistakes but also showed some promise coming in late in an intense environment.

"I thought he did a nice job," said Norvell. "He definitely embraced the moment. You could tell the first couple plays were happening fast for him but he had the early mistake with the interception but I thought he responded really well. He came back and was able to put together a drive. Fortunately, we weren't able to finish it at the end. He made a couple nice throws, couple nice decisions."

James Blackman is still listed at the starting quarterback on this week's depth chart.

The Noles are lookingfor their first win of the season Saturday at Doak when they host Jacksonville State. Kick-off is at 4 p.m.