FSU football has a huge test this weekend when they play against the likes of Clemson in the hostile environment of Death Valley. Even with the Tigers on the docket, the Seminoles must continue to execute and focus on the task at hand.
It is difficult not to look ahead to matchups against ranked opponents such as Duke, Miami, and Florida. However, head football coach Mike Norvell has done a tremendous job conveying to his squad that they need to continue to improve.
Speaking of the matchup against the arch-rival Miami Hurricanes, the FSU football Twitter account announced that the contest in Doak Campbell Stadium is sold out.
Disclaimer: You can still find tickets on third-party sites such as StubHub, Ticketmaster, and SeatGeek.
Nonetheless, the Hurricanes currently possess a 3-0 record after defeating the likes of Miami (OH), Texas A&M, and Bethune-Cookman. While those victories do not indicate that Miami is an elite team, do not let Hurricane fans convince you they are back. Head football coach Mario Cristobal still has to play North Carolina, Clemson, and North Carolina State before facing off against the Seminoles in November.
As we have seen with the previous teams in Coral Gables, they have started the season on a high note before falling on their faces to end the campaign. Then suggest that the next year will be their year. The truth of the matter is that the Seminoles are essentially the Hurricanes’ Super Bowl in terms of engagement for fans (peep the empty Hard Rock Stadium until the ‘Noles come to town). FSU fans do not like UM fans, and vice versa.
With Mike Norvell and company having a sold-out Doak Campbell Stadium, this could be a great opportunity for the Seminoles to create positive momentum in high school recruiting and in the transfer portal. This development could also send a message to the college football world regarding who the best collegiate football team is in Florida.