FSU football: Why 2024 spring has been best first month of any offseason in Mike Norvell's career

Capital One Orange Bowl - Georgia v Florida State
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There are just over 190+ days before FSU football will open its 2024 season in Dublin, Ireland, against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Orange Bowl feels like ancient history, largely because FSU fans know that wasn't the team that went 13-0 and won the ACC Championship. However, the transfer portal recruiting success, coupled with the news Mike Norvell turned down the Alabama job to stay at FSU, was enough to get Nole fans everywhere to stick their chest out again. FSU suing the ACC to leave the conference didn't hurt either. January was a great month for the Noles off of the field.

However, it appears it has been a great month on the field as players began the Tour of Duty. Mike Norvell went so far as to say it's the best first month of any offseason program he's been around at a recent Booster stop in Orlando, Florida. Now, part of that is Mike Norvell has to sell some positivity, but Norvell is a guy who's usually candid. He talked about how the workloads(practice data that's recorded and measured daily) have been at an all-time high. He spoke about how he hasn't had to do any motivational speeches. Let's discuss why that's been the case.