FSU football has officially completed the 2022 fall camp with the end of Saturday’s practice.
It was more of a walk-through to prepare for next week’s season opener against Duquesne, as head coach Mike Norvell wanted this week to simulate game week leading up to a Saturday game.
The coaching staff always chooses a player to break the rock to symbolize completion. Senior defensive tackle Robert Cooper broke the rock after spring camp, and quarterback Jordan Travis broke the rock Saturday to conclude fall camp.
It’s only right as Jordan Travis is the starting quarterback and had arguably the best camp since he’s been at FSU.
Jordan Travis has arguably been the most important player for Mike Norvell since getting hired in December 2019. He’s largely responsible for the eight wins Norvell has at FSU, and his success or failures will dictate how well FSU does on the field in 2022.
One of the largest hurdles has been his health, often missing practices and some games in past years. However, Travis has been available the entire off-season, and time spent at practice has him operating at a different level than in years past.
Hopefully, his availability at practice will transfer to the 12 games on the schedule. Jordan Travis seems to be a different player than this time last year. He’s confident, knows the offense, has better players around him, and has added some muscle that hopefully adds to his durability.
The coaching staff has kept him in the pocket at practice the entire offseason, and that move looks to have paid dividends in recent performances.
They’ll still need the threat of his legs, but the ability to put pressure on defenses consistently through the air hasn’t been present over the past few seasons.
We’ll see that progress less than a week from now, and hopefully, what we’ve seen at practice translates to the games.