In a recent episode of “Urban’s Take with Tim May,” the one and only Urban Meyer expressed his admiration for the remarkable transformation of the Florida State Seminoles under the leadership of Mike Norvell.
Meyer went as far as to suggest that Norvell should be considered an early favorite for the Coach of the Year award.
Reflecting on Norvell’s achievements, Meyer stated: “Florida State, when I went back and watched it, they beat LSU. That was not a fluke. He’s a certain Coach of the Year candidate because they were abysmal a couple of years ago.”
“I mean, they had all kinds of issues with their players and culture. I actually met him and spent some time with him. I am really impressed with Coach Norvell at Florida State.”
Norvell assumed the role of head coach for the Seminoles in 2020, and since then, the team has shown steady improvement each season.
Last year, the Seminoles surprised many by finishing with a 10-3 record, highlighting their resurgence under Norvell’s guidance.
Mike Norvell looks like Nice Urban Meyer pic.twitter.com/KZh6AKCTdm
— Scary Alvarez (@barryisthedon) September 4, 2023
Prior to his tenure at Florida State, Norvell had a successful coaching career at Memphis, where he clinched the AAC West division title on three occasions, secured ten or more wins twice, and won a conference championship in his final year at the helm.
One of the standout moments of Norvell’s tenure at Florida State was the impressive victory over LSU, a win that Meyer referred to as far from a fluke.
In that game, the Seminoles dominated with a 45-24 victory, thanks in large part to a stellar second-half defensive performance and outstanding play from quarterback Jordan Travis.
Of course, Deion Sanders is another Coach of the Year candidate.
What do you think of the job Norvell’s doing with the Seminoles?