Source: FSU officials were also concerned about the messaging to their own players, both about health and safety and looking hypocritical. FSU has upheld stringent standards, including not letting players go home for break. FSU's last positive was coach Mike Norvell in Sept.
Hearing from trusted sources* that Mike Norvell punched Dabo and that caused the cancelation
*nobody at all
Mike Norvell really said: ‘and for my best trick to date, I will make the Clemson ass whooping disappear!’ https://t.co/yMvmy9iVzV
Reports have said Clemson had a player exhibiting symptoms throughout the week while still practicing and then received a positive result today: https://t.co/kGqWpJ9UQc
THIS JUST IN. Our elite team of informants have just uncovered Mike Norvell’s playlist for today’s game 😂 What other songs should be add? https://t.co/0sDmrK7RlA
Canceling games to keep players safe is fine. Canceling games 3 hrs before kickoff with no explanation isn’t. Stadium staff and fans are now en route for no reason. And if they don’t check their cell phones, they’re in for a surprise when they get to Doak. https://t.co/uaKhqUF0um
FSU's Mike Norvell: "We woke up this morning ready to play the game."
Says decision was made through discussions by team medical advisors.
So florida state plays a game with a covid positive coach norvell against miami within 14 days of test but avoids Clemson with 1 postive test. Something is missing here with Florida State.
If I'm Norvell or the Admin, the reason I cancel this game is the threat of having players not available for the next 2 weeks which are winnable games. And also the message it sends to the team after having strict rules about protocols.🍢
Mike Norvell on national television lying his ass off lol
Mike Norvell comments on FSU-Clemson postponement @Noles247
on Norvell">https://t.co/d9hQP6HH1U via @Noles247
But this is hypocritical. Norvell tested positive and their team still played a game. How is that situation different ? https://t.co/PVk3qqEvtv
If you were #FSU would you wanna play this game?
#COVID is a real thing and I don’t blame the Noles for not wanting to get embarrassed on the field and then have a possible outbreak.
Good for Norvell!
No. 4 Clemson at Florida State postponed hours before kickoff when medical personnel from both schools could not agree it was safe to play amid the pandemic.
Son of former MSU AD Merritt Norvell, who died in October, is the head coach at Nevada. Merritt’s wife, Cynthia, died last year. https://t.co/0NSbPzbJ0C
FSU coach Mike Norvell on College GameDay: “We woke up today ready to play this game. ... We’re all about building the trust and the understanding to keep our players safe.”
Mike Norvell on GameDay: “We were ready to play the game."
Norvell lookin sharp on Gameday! Called out Clemson on their protocol too. #MikeGotUs
Mike Norvell can kiss my ass!!!!! What a dick!