Mike Norville “shocked” by quarterback Chuba Purdy’s decision to move
New Redshirt midfielder Chubba Purdy was elected to the transfer window last week. It seems that the move came out of nowhere and the news came as a surprise to the fan base. Looks like the coaching staff wasn’t expecting that either.
Read more: Five potential quarterback transfer options the state of Florida should be watching
Head coach Mike Norville addressed the media on Monday and touched on the subject of Purdy’s transfer. Norville said it was a “shock” when the Arizona native informed him of his decision last Tuesday.
Norville said, “Chupa came on Tuesday, and he kind of told me where he was. He said it was the decision for him and his family to leave. It was really a shock to a lot of people around the show. At the end of the day, it’s every young man’s decision about what he wants to do and what he looks like.” He was actually one of the guys who came out on Monday, and they were coming up on Tuesday with what was going on last week.”
“It was one of those things, which surprised me a bit, but I wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” Norville continued. “It’s one of those things that is the new era of college football. Early in the season, midseason, late season, and after season. These are decisions the kids have to make and I wish them all the best forward.”
READ MORE: Florida midfielder’s commitment plans to visit Miami game
Despite Purdy’s loss, nothing will change in Norville’s approach to his players. He will remain honest and genuine with everyone within his program.
“I just want to be real too,” Norville said. “We’re going to train and develop. That’s what we’re going to try to do. It doesn’t matter. We obviously had one player that happened this past week, but it’s also an ongoing experience that people will see all over college football.
Norville continued, “I want to be real with our kids. How do you look, where are you headed. For this situation with Chubba, I was really happy. You look two weeks ago, listening to the interviews and things that were said, I was really pleased with the growth of what I was seeing from him. At the end Today, this is a decision he and his family have chosen to make, and I wish him all the best moving forward.”
Florida has three scholarship backers remaining on the list; Jordan Travis, Mackenzie Melton, and Tate Rodemaker. Milton will graduate after this season while AJ Duffy is set to join early. It is possible for the coaching staff to look at the transfer portal if the correct option is available.
What’s Next in Florida Seminoles? Join the thousands for FREE so you don’t miss out on any other breaking news or recruiting by clicking this link or texting our number (850) 616-8661!
Follow Dustin Lewis Twitter
Follow NoleGameday on Twitter And Facebook social networking site