Florida State has had a wild ride of a season overall in 2021. The 'Noles started off the season going 0-4 but then when on a 3-0 winning streak. The Seminoles were so close to pulling off the upset in their season opener but lost in overtime then the next week were upset at home off of a Hail Mary in Doak in September.
This team has had a lot of ups and downs throughout the season but one thing has stood out. The fight this team has had through games. Players have fought for one another, held each other accountable during plays avoiding mistakes, and kept their heads high when going down in games.
Where is this new culture coming from directly? Mike Norvell and the Seminoles' coaching staff. One of those coaches that is helping inject this culture into the team is Kenny Dillingham, Florida State's offensive coordinator.
Dillingham in his most recent press conference on Monday spoke with the media and was emotional when answering a question regarding seeing his team celebrate on Bobby Bowden Field after beating rival Miami in thrilling fashion.
"Yeah, I mean... Special, special group of guys. Stuck together and umm, yeah. I mean. it's pretty, pretty cool."
You could certainly tell the second year offensive coordinator was hit different when talking about seeing how happy his team was after the big-time win snapping Miami's four game winning streak against the 'Noles.
It goes to show how much this coaching staff truly loves their players. Coach was trying to hold the tears but it wasn't easy. Last week's game against the Hurricanes and seeing his players joyful meant something extremely special to him.