FSU football will have no spring practice, workouts or spring game due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Coaches are still looking for accountability.
This pandemic couldn’t have come at a worse time for FSU football. The Noles are under new leadership with Mike Norvell and staff while implementing new schemes on offense and defense.
The repetitions in those implementations are invaluable, not to mention the time the players will miss working alongside one another in strength and conditioning.
It’s one of the biggest concerns I wrote about a few days ago when it was announced there would be no spring activities moving forward.
The good news is the FSU coaching staff is still looking to stress the importance of getting the work done and holding the players accountable as best they can under the circumstances.
No one is gonna go easy on you this fall because you couldn’t find a way to work today. This is a time where some will fall behind and others will gain an edge. Get out, find a good hill and SPRINT. #sweetness pic.twitter.com/V86oPYWzC4
— Coach Storms (@coachstorms) March 18, 2020
That statement from Director of Strength and Conditioning coach Josh Storms is a clear indication the staff expects FSU football players to continue to CLIMB and WORK.
He’s right, player development in this period is solely based on the worth ethic of each player. FSU fans have to hope the exposure to the Tour of Duty this spring, and being around the staff the last two and a half months is enough to set the standard needed to make progress under these circumstances.
The overall size, power, strength, and stamina of the overall team was something that needed major upgrading over the past couple of years. The players got lots of work in these last two months, but as you know, it takes a while to make gains, and no time to lose them it seems.
Here’s to hoping the team sticks to the accountability standards that have been set. If not, it’ll show quickly when things get back to normal.