A rough press conference this morning for the Florida State Seminoles from head coach Mike Norvell. An FSU team that’s just 1-5 in the ACC is having roster problems and will have an even bigger struggle going forward.
Quarterback James Blackman has opted-out for the rest of the season and has decided to transfer. Blackman was the starter at the beginning of the season, but lost his job to Jordan Travis during the Notre Dame game. When Travis led the ‘Noles to the win over #5 North Carolina, the transition was secured.
Also wide receiver Tamorrion Terry is gone as well, as the junior is no longer a part of the program. He had 60 catches for 1,188 yards and nine touchdowns in 2019, and he’ll be a prized asset in the transfer portal as soon as his name hits the computer screens. He also might opt to enter the NFL Draft instead.
Add to that injuries to defensive lineman Marvin Wilson and offensive lineman Devontay Love-Taylor, which are major setbacks for FSU. Both players are arguably the best at their position on the team, and winning without them will be even more difficult for the four games left on the schedule.
It’s a tough road to hoe for Norvell and his new team, but the transition issues haven’t gone well. From “communication issues” about Covid-19 to a terrible season the field, it might get worse before it gets better in Tallahassee.
FSU is a 9.5-point underdog at North Carolina State this Saturday night.