Confirmed: Mike Norvell won’t be with FSU for Miami game due to COVID-19

It’s been a tenuous start for the Mike Norvell era at Florida State. This offseason was anything but smooth for Novell as the program tried to navigate COVID-19 and the summer’s social justice movement.

In his first game as coach, Florida State collapsed on the road against Georgia Tech. And one week later, FSU announced that Norvell tested positive for COVID-19.

Now on Monday, Florida State has confirmed that Norvell won’t be with the team next Saturday at Miami.

According to FSU protocol, all staff members and players must isolate for 10 days after a positive test. Even if Novell tests negative for COVID-19 this week, the protocol remains in place; there’s no way for Norvell to be with the team for its rivalry matchup with Miami and quarterback D’Eriq King.

Deputy head coach Chris Thomsen will serve as interim head coach.


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