There’s still more than two years to go before Florida State meets LSU in New Orleans, and another year after that before the Seminoles host the Tigers at Camping World Stadium.
But if ever there were a time to look ahead a little bit, this would be it.
Mike Norvell was in the mood to talk about the future during a Tuesday videoconference with members of Orlando-based Florida Citrus Sports, the organization responsible for the Citrus Bowl, the Camping World Bowl, Camping World Kickoff and the annual Florida Classic.
During a 30-minute session, dubbed “FCS Chalk Talk” and hosted by veteran broadcaster Paul Kennedy, Norvell fielded questions about the state of FSU football and offered some insights about how the Seminoles have adapted to a new world shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also spent time talking about what will most certainly be a better day ahead: The Seminoles’ 2023 season-opener against LSU in Orlando.
FSU and LSU have a surprisingly deep history on the football field, having met nine times between 1968 and 1991. The Seminoles own a 7-2 record in the all-time series and won the last meeting, a 27-16 triumph in Baton Rouge, La., in October 1991, while ranked No. 1 in the country.
“I think it’s such an incredible game,” Norvell said, “and it will be a wonderful matchup against another great program in college football. To be able to give the country that type of game to kick off the season, being able to do it there in Orlando is going to be great for our fan base.”