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New Florida State football coach full of passion, excitement during press conference

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Posted at 11:22 PM, Dec 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 00:04:20-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - For anyone who heard Mike Norvell speak Sunday, there is no doubt he is ready to get to work.

"Walking across that football field, there are no words," he said Sunday. "It was breathtaking."

Norvell may have been speechless walking across Bobby Bowden Field for the first time, but his energy and his passion took over.

"How you do anything in this world is going to be how you do everything," he said. "We're going to approach everything with a championship mindset, a championship approach, with championship values of doing things the right way. This program is going back to the top."

A Championship mindset to get back to a Championship.

"I can tell you we're going to bring a new age approach to everything we do with old schools values and an old school philosophy," he said. "There's a tradition of excellence here. There is a standard. That tradition is what brought me here. That expectation, an opportunity to compete at the highest level, to compete for championships."

Championships Norvell has been witness to for a long time.

"There was only one thing that I had on my wall. It was my first piece of collegiate memorabilia," he remembered. "It was a 1993 license plate recognizing the Florida State football National Championship. This is a program that even for a kid in Dallas, Texas, has always been an iconic brand, a special place."

A special place he's looking to take back to the top.