You do not have to think about what it will be wish to be a member of Florida State’s soccer program proper now. Head coach Mike Norvell got here proper out and mentioned it in a latest information convention.
“[It’s been] probably the most difficult couple weeks of teaching I’ve ever had,” Norvell defined, per ESPN.
You anticipate to listen to of challenges in the midst of a troublesome season, however FSU is coming off an ideal 13-0 season wherein this system beat No. 5 LSU and No. 16 Duke earlier than beating No. 14 Louisville for the ACC Championship.
That will in any other case be an ideal season, however No. 5 Florida State discovered itself on the surface trying in on the School Soccer Playoff due to the CFP committee’s resolution to punish the Seminoles for the truth that Heisman-contending quarterback Jordan Travis went down with a season-ending leg harm in Week 13.
“As you have a look at who they’re as a group, proper now, with out Jordan Travis, with out the offensive dynamic that he brings to it, they’re a distinct group,” committee chair Boo Corrigan had said.
And for Norvell and his group…that is a tough actuality to sit down with.
“You needed to discover ways to work by way of disappointment, harm, frustration and anger — each little bit of it — for 18-to-22-year-old children and a 42-year-old coach,” Norvell defined. “It is arduous. However on the finish of the day, you management issues you may management. We did every part we wanted to to win 13 video games this season.”
FSU does have the chance to make an announcement with a win towards No. 6 Georgia within the Orange Bowl. The Bulldogs have received the previous two nationwide championships, in spite of everything, so a win over UGA will surely go down as an enormous win for the Seminoles.
It will not be the CFP or the chance to win a championship, however for Norvell, it is nonetheless a giant second for his group.
“We get a chance to go get higher,” Norvell mentioned. “You may’t simply be good when it sounds good. … That is our actuality, so that you push by way of it and go get higher.”