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Column: A sod win, a statement and an early birthday gift for Norvell

The Seminole football team went shopping for a birthday gift for their head football coach Mike Norvell, who turned 40 on Monday, and they found meaningful presents for him in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Those gifts included:

  • A 35-25 upset victory over North Carolina, a team favored by as many as 17.5 points, which became Mike Norvell’s first “Sod Game Victory.” The win on the road against a favored opponent will be commemorated for posterity with a headstone in Florida State’s Sod Cemetery.

“It was great,” Norvell . . .

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