Weekly Mailbag: Miami, Recruitment, and the Bowl Game
Mailbag here. I may be a little late, but finally here. I got a little carried away in the wake of Florida’s massive victory over Miami. It was a crazy Saturday night in Tallahassee as the Seminoles rallied at the last minute. Head coach Mike Norville was able to offer something that the Fifa hasn’t had since 2016; Victory over hurricanes. This could not have come at a better time as the team is still looking for a pot game.
Next on the agenda are Boston College Eagles. The Seminoles will travel north to meet the Eagles on Saturday afternoon. This team goes as does quarterback Phil Jorkowicz. The veteran caller was injured throughout the year but led BC to two straight victories. This match will be the first time that Mike Norville has matched Fifa and British Columbia coach Jeff Havley.
The Seminoles defeated Boston College in 2018 and 2019 but did not play each other in 2020.
Let’s check out this week’s mailbag.
Thoughts on how to play Jordan Travis? – Kylie Robinson
I thought Jordan Travis might be the best game of his career in Florida State to this point. He finished 18/26 passes for 274 yards and looked confident as he delivered his passes. Travis was able to connect to three passes over 30 yards, including a 59-yard throw to Ja’Khi Douglas that set up the game-winning drive.
The Florida native also scored two touchdown goals. Travis snuck off a yard to give Florida the lead with less than 30 seconds left in the game. He is self-confident as we have seen in agate and true gold. This needs to continue this weekend.
What was the turning point in the Miami vs. Fifa game? – Davis Major
Honestly, there were a few turning points throughout the match. Early on, the Seminoles forced three straight laps and turned them into a 20-7 lead at the end of the first half. However, a third-quarter stumble that landed Miami on an inverted pass gave the Hurricanes momentum once again.
It looked suspicious until the defense came back. The Florida Hurricanes held to 21 total yards on their last eight offensive plays.
What are your expectations for these last two matches? – Cameron Logo
I’d like to come out and just say win, but that’s too easy. Really, I want to see the team build that positive momentum and continue to do so. Last week wouldn’t matter if you lost either of the next two games and failed to make a bowl.
How many transfers do you think employees are looking to take out of the season and in what jobs? – Dylan Turner
This is a loaded question. When you look at Florida’s coaching staff, they’ll do whatever it takes to improve the list. That is why they have shocked the gate so badly over the past two seasons. Jermaine Johnson, Kerr Thomas, Fabian Lovett, Garian Jones, Jordan Wilson, Andrew Parchment, Dylan Gibbons, Devontay Love Taylor, Jashawn Corbin and Jimmy Robinson are just a few of the players who have moved to Tallahassee.
Taking a basic look at the list this coming season, there are needs in the center-back, the wide receiver, the offensive line, the defensive end, the full-back, the defensive back. I think the staff brings at least five transfers, but it will all depend on the options available and the players that leave.
The Seminoles already have one transition in offensive tackle that committed Bliss Harris.
What’s the deal with Nyjalik Kelly? – Kyle Taylor
Simply put, he is a kid who loves the hiring process. At this time, it appears to be located between Florida, Oregon and Miami. Sure it’s a tough recruit to get a good feel but the Seminoles need to bring it back to campus.
What does our recruitment look like? – Hunter Williams
Looks good. The win over Miami gives Florida some impetus to work with. There was plenty of talent in the stands and a win would likely close the majority of current commitments and put the Seminoles in good standing with several top goalscoring.
Signature period early doors and coaching staff right where he wants to be; In a position to finish in the top ten category.
I was disappointed that we didn’t get a bunch of commitments after the Miami game. Who is the next commitment? – John Clardie
It’s hard to say, because most of the players Florida State is after won’t make up their minds until near the early signing period. I don’t think there is any reason to be disappointed, the positives from this win will continue to pay off for the months to come.
If you were to make me put a stamp on it, I’d say wide receiver Kevin Coleman, linebacker Wesley Besanth and defensive tackle Tire West are all options.
Do you like our chances with Wesley Besanth – Champ Rumor
I do, especially after Florida State beat number one contender Miami last week. Bissinthe was in the stands watching the Seminoles beat out the tornadoes and seemed to have come out impressed. We’ve heard the coaching staff are comfortable with where they currently sit in his assignment.
Besanah will be returning to Miami this weekend. Meanwhile, Coral Gables is just a short drive from his home. Will commit on December 4th.
Do you think ‘Noles will make a bowl game?’ – Chris Bird
Florida State started 0-4 before going 4-2 in their last six games. The Seminoles need to win their last two games on the road to get into the running season; at Boston College, Florida. It’s important to remember that this is the team that has won one game on the road since 2019, which came earlier this season against North Carolina.
The odds are stacked against FSU but that seems to be where the Noles play their best. The team has had an intense week of training and seems ready to go all out in these last two games. While I’m not 100% confident, I think there’s a good chance Florida State will be able to extend its season.
Will Corbyn go to the NFL or stay for another year? – @nolesfan7302
If this was five or ten years ago, I would have wondered why we’re having this conversation. However, in this day and age, there is a shelf life on running backs due to wear and tear. Jashaun Corbin has been removed from high school for four years and would be a real senior in 2021 if not for an injury in 2019 and the year of COVID. He’s spent a lot of time at college level and he’s been exploding this season.
Corbin recorded a career high of 124 runs for 815 yards (6.57 YPC) and seven touchdowns. He’s only 185 yards short of crossing the 1,000-yard mark and could make it happen with big games against Boston College and Florida.
While it’s not a lock to advertise the NFL, this might be the smartest decision. It will certainly be a blow to Florida, but Treshawn Ward, Lawrence Tavilli, DJ Williams, Corey Reign and Jackie Douglas are all expected to return to the back hall in 2022.
Is it safe to say we might move on from Travis Jay or put him in the receiver next year? – Justin Hill
Travis Jay started the season as a rookie but his playing time started to slip as we went on. To say the least, Jay was disappointing. It was expected that he would start realizing his stellar potential in 2021 but that did not happen. Instead, he was a cover liability while also killing Florida State in the home game. The latter had him removed from his kick kick missions altogether
Jay hasn’t scored any stats against Miami. It is currently listed as a joint backup with Reinardo Green for starter Jarvis Brownlee. I think it’s more likely to move than switch pos
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