Play Smart Situational Football
Mike Norvell has molded this football team into a group that plays with great consistency on both sides. Rivalry games can take a life of their own with different things causing momentum swings.
A strip-sack fumble recovery, interception, long third down conversion, or penalty on third down that results in an automatic first down.
FSU usually plays smart, but I need them to play with the highest level of attention to detail possible on Saturday night.
What do I mean by that? I mean not committing penalties like late hits out of bounds or on the quarterback. I mean not returning kickoffs out of the end zone, giving the offense poor field position to start drives because Florida covers kickoffs excellently.
I mean running pass routes to the sticks or beyond and not two yards short on third down. For Tate Rodemaker, I mean not forcing things on third down and not being afraid to use his legs to gain 3 to 4 yards instead of sitting in the pocket looking downfield for a big play.
Defensively, it’s understanding they only need to play their assignements, and they’ll be fine.