FSU football has learned its postseason destination as it will take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Orange Bowl on Saturday, December 30th at 4:00 PM EST.
There are many Florida State fans out there who are outraged at what transpired with the committee’s final rankings, and rightfully so. While I am equally frustrated and disappointed, I want to take this time to showcase my appreciation for what this football team has done.
This program consistently fought to bring this storied program back to being one of the best of all college football. I certainly envisioned that the process of the rebuild could have taken longer after suffering an upset loss at home to FCS opponent Jacksonville State in 2021.
However, here we are, two years later with an undefeated record. Head football coach Mike Norvell has always preached about the emphasis on response. How would the team respond when its backs are against the wall? The same principle can be utilized in everyday life.
It would have been easy for this squad to throw in the towel after redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Travis suffered a gruesome leg injury in the matchup versus North Alabama, which forced him to miss the remainder of the season. But guess what… Florida State continued to remain unconquered. They did what they had to do to win.
While this 2023 football team will not be remembered as the squad that captured the program’s fourth national championship in program history, it was a very likable group of young men who had a selfless nature, cared for one another, and most importantly knew how to find a way to win.
I have no doubt in my mind that they will be ready for the challenge ahead. As transfer portal departure news, NFL draft declaration, among other updates fly in, this 2023 football team will be something that FSU fans will never forget.
It has been an absolute pleasure writing about this wonderful university’s football program.