Norvell looks to strengthen connection to fans through spring videos

You miss games. We do, too.

Part of that is our personal connection to Florida State’s teams: sitting in the stands, watching the games on TV, cheering on the teams, talking with the players, supporting the coaches and programs.

Seminole Boosters, Inc., is looking to keep that connection strong through Zoom video interviews with each of FSU’s head coaches. The series of video chats have run on Unconqueredmagazine.com over the last week and feature coaches discussing how their student-athletes are handling online classes, nutrition and conditioning while sports are on hold.

“We’ve heard from donors about their concern for our program and the student-athletes since the cancellation of activity, and we wanted to provide updates and answers to those questions for our supporters,” VP of Marketing and Annual Giving Derril Beech said. “Every head coach was eager to provide insight and answers as well as update the donors and fans on how the teams are handling this situation and what’s next.” 

Thursday’s discussion features a video chat with football coach Mike Norvell. The boosters’ annual spring tour, a staple on the calendar for decades dating back to the early days of the Bobby Bowden Era, has been canceled. But the boosters hope that the video conversations will bring the coaches and donors together as fans continue to learn more about Norvell’s energy and enthusiasm for the future of FSU football.

Norvell will answer some of the fans’ most pertinent questions and there are also plans to host some live videos in coming weeks where a coach can field questions.

“We will start featuring student-athletes via video conference as well,” Beech said. “All of these messages and updates are for the donors, so they know they are appreciated by our teams and also have up-to-date information about Seminole Athletics.”

The Osceola has for decades assisted in writing stories on FSU athletics in Booster publications, including Unconquered magazine and its predecessor, The Report to Seminole Boosters. Osceola publisher Jerry Kutz helped to develop both publications and in 2019 launched Unconqueredmagazine.com in coordination with Seminole Boosters.

To watch the Norvell video, click here

To watch prior video chats with FSU coaches, go to Unconqueredmagazine.com

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