FSU football: 6 takeaways from Mike Norvell’s third year in Tallahassee

LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Mike Norvell of the Florida State Seminoles is seen during the first half against the Louisville Cardinals at Cardinal Stadium on September 16, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Mike Norvell of the Florida State Seminoles is seen during the first half against the Louisville Cardinals at Cardinal Stadium on September 16, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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FSU Is Best Team In Florida

It has been a long time since we could utter those words. FSU beat Miami by three points and lost to Florida by three points in 2021.

Miami and Florida hired new coaches and got pumped up by the media because of it. Clueless media placed Miami in the top 20 preseason, and everyone had Florida ahead of FSU, which was understandable since they beat FSU last year without a head coach.

However, FSU destroyed Miami and took care of business against Florida in a thrilling game to end the regular season. It’s the first time FSU football can claim state champions since the 2016 season.

Miami didn’t make a bowl game and Florida lost their bowl game 30-3, while FSU beat a talented Oklahoma team.

The handful of UCF fans that chirped early in the season has been shut up with their collapse late in the season and bowl loss against Duke. There’s no question FSU football is the best team in the state going into the 2023 season.

They signed some talented high schoolers and have the No. 1 transfer portal, class. The latter will make an impact next season.