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[Postgame Thread] Wake Forest Defeats Florida State 35-14

[Postgame Thread] Wake Forest Defeats Florida State 35-14

RollWarTideEagle

As stated multiple times during the game, Florida State was just 2 snaps away from being 2-0. And now only 45 snaps away from 3-0.


Bigdeacenergy

Lose in OT to Notre dame. Get dominated by Wake.


byronik57

I actually think Wake could beat ND.


moffattron9000

I guess Wake is Great.


bulbs1579

I miss wake is great wherever they may be after deleting their account


jwktiger

This year, wouldn't shock me


SpadeRyker

Wake is the most consistently underrated team in the country. They are actually a top half ACC team year after year nowadays and nobody ever seems to give them credit.


Our-Gardian-Angel

Dave Clawson deserves more recognition for the job he's done building a consistent winner at Wake (and for the program builds at all his other stops). Though I imagine Wake fans are happy that he continues to fly under the radar.


leebird

First rule of the Dave Clawson fan club is that you don't talk about the Dave Clawson fan club.


Gunner_Runner

I think being a small school/small Alumni base is part of the cause.


seminole_wind

Dave clawson is legit. Idk how more people don’t see that. Crazy to think how old their team is too


FireVanGorder

Wouldn’t even be surprised


SNjr

Finally someone who gets us!


DoinItDirty

I worked this game in the video room. It was so much less close than the score implies. Wake didn’t even try to score in the fourth and forced two turnovers, then got in victory formation inside Florida States 10. This score should’ve been jacked up way higher.


DULPHINSq

We may go 0-12


tannerkubarek

I’m glad we scheduled UMass


flick_my_fleck

I’m not. Nothing would be more embarrassing than losing to Walt Bell and that’s where we’re headed.


not_a_bot__

Umass is so bad I’m not worried, but they probably aren’t worse than Jacksonville state so maybe I should be worried


skushi08

You’re right they’re not worse. At least UMass is FBS now and not FCS. Maybe that’ll make a loss to them sting a little less? Either way if y’all could keep playing like this at least against us at the end of November, I’d really appreciate it.


klingma

Would you rather lose to North Dakota State University or UMass?


definitelyjoking

Honestly, North Dakota State is probably better than most "barely bowl eligible" FBS teams. I'd never want to schedule them (the risk/reward is fucked), but losing to them just isn't embarrassing.


klingma

100%! They're FCS only because North Dakota lacks population otherwise they'd probably be a power in the MAC.


KingReffots

Well they could probably move up if they wanted, but their position is a lot better getting to dominate FCS than being a middling G5 team.


awildchuba

As someone from MA who enjoys the chuckle from each UMass scorelines...definitely north Dakota state


TMWNN

***BREAKING: UMass beats FSU on the road, now 1-6 for season***


JohnnyFoxborough

At least you'll get the number 1 recruit in the draft.


FourthDownThrowaway

Corso: Not so fast!


CenturionElite

I mean the only win I see is possibly UMass and that’s a big maybe


JohnnyFoxborough

Funny enough UMass is saying the same thing about you.


pash1k

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YiffZombie

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cemanresu

Should have scheduled an FCS team for an easy win


PunkyRooster

Not everyone can afford 1.2 million for UCONN, best we could do is pay Jacksonville State 400k to beat us.


KevWill

We'll see about that!


huskiesowow

Not recommended.


meatbulbz2

Oh keep going…


QuitWhinging

My only regret is that we didn't get to play them with peak Trask, Pitts, and Toney last year. Hopefully this year can be some kind of consolation.


jawjanole

Yea, y’all may miss out on a chance to win 10 in a row against us


FireVanGorder

Goddammit FSU


alexandR33

Positives: the game is over Negatives: yes


lclear84

Imagine if the #1 overall recruit in the nation goes to a 0-12 team. That will be insane


skushi08

Unless he’s getting a 7 figure NIL, I imagine a decomit would occur if they’re still winless into mid October.


Sir_Auron

No. CBs actually look great on horrible teams. He can grab a couple picks a year, be avoided by any team with a pulse, half-ass it in front of a 40% stadium, then coast to a Rd 1 or Rd 2 pick in 3 years.


the_real_MSU_is_us

That's true of most positions. NFL isn't so dumb as to pass on say, an RB with elite speed, great hands, and good yac just because his OL sucked in college and he got hit in the backfield a lot. They understand the game. Moreover, the combine shows the measurable. Hell, Josh Allen was a 1st rounder from Wyoming, and his comp percentage sucked. If you're a freak athlete and show on film you can do your job, you're a 1st rounder. So may as well play for a teak you can have fun on vs an 0-12 FSU with God knows who at HC


Sir_Auron

You can have a lot of fun on an 0-12 FSU team. Never take a single hit, only play hard when you want, party with FAMU girls every week.


SpaceC0wb0y86

I’ve never heard about FAMU girls lol what’s up with that?


Doompatron3000

Dalvin Cook and Cam Akers say what’s up.


Omphalophobiac

Negatives: we still have 9 more games to feel crushed


wegotsumnewbands

Can fans use the transfer portal too?


bencointl

I think that’s what graduate school is for


Simple_War3514

Grad student at UF. Can confirm.


Its_a_Trap-

Damn you almost had a hell of a day today


Simple_War3514

Yeah lol not really sure how to feel about it. I mean, both teams looked really good? Which is promising but at the end of the day an L is an L


Ugadead1991

I consider that Clemson loss a W in my book.


EvilBob_RapePants_

Best way is to remove yourself from the situation. For example, I went to the gym instead of watching the second half of the game


Pengwan91

This team is an embarrassment. I don’t even care that we are bad I’m numb to that at this point, but this has to be one of the most poorly coached teams I’ve ever seen.


OlduvaiMan

NGL, I was upset when Norvell went to FSU. Thought we were screwed in our coaching search, but it obviously turned out perfectly on our end. He seemed like a solid coach at Memphis, but he's had a horrible start in his FSU tenure. I'd say it's the players, but no D1 team should lose to JSU at home. Hope things pick up for you guys. We know what it's like to scrape the bottom and be a laughing stock.


Its_a_Trap-

Pittman is looking like such a good hire


OlduvaiMan

I think it shows that culture fit > home-run hire sometimes. No one wanted anything to do with our program after Chad Morris, but they failed to see that the problem wasn't the program but the awful coaching hires. Pittman loves being here and has said this is his last coaching job before retiring in Arkansas. I expect we'll keep him around for some time. BTW, sorry on the heartbreaker today my man. You guys took them to the brink and I didn't think that would be possible. Deserve a bump in the ranks after that performance.


Its_a_Trap-

Thanks! I was at the game, it was amazing. We made a few mistakes that cost us the game, but we played so much better than I though. We have a chance against UGA now. Also, thanks for taking care of Franks for us last year


tannerkubarek

Classy of wake not to run up the score… gg, best of luck the rest of the season, y’all have a good squad. As for FSU, I think our only win is against UMass.


Jhonopolis

Not trying to be funny, not trying to get a laugh, I don't want anyone to have the worst day... but how are you guys this bad?


dontskipnine

Just start bragging y'all broke FSU.


Doompatron3000

Alabama started it back in 2017. That Alabama vs FSU game ruined and set the football program on fire.


tannerkubarek

A bid hire followed by another bad hire instead of just giving Jimbo the facilities he wanted


FearlessAttempt

Y'all are speedrunning Tennessee's demise right now.


EIiteJT

> A bad hire followed by another bad hire Sounds familiar


TeamPlayerSelect

Trying to change the rules because I REALLY don't like how they're doing it, but I'm not allowed to do that


mr_irony

means a lot for you to notice this. there is a part of me that wants to feel some vengeance for growing up to infinite 55-0 fsu wake finals but in reality that was probably them also not running up the score. Hope there are some bright spots for you the rest of the season too


LeathaLurker

I was at 30-0 in tallahasse and...it made my whole childhood better.


mynameisnotyourname

One of the commentators made a comment saying "what does this mean for wake forest, does it mean anything?" and I'm like are we not watching the same game? I am an FSU fan but it's clear as day they aren't the FSU we once knew. Wake would've put up a real fight, if not win it, even if this was FSU from 5 years ago. Wake is good. They will shock more people this season.


Cameron_Blalock

Don't doubt Walt bell...you may never know!!!


theMUFFINman5151

I really don’t understand how the fundamentals can be so poorly coached and/or executed. I just see so many selfish, low effort, sloppy plays from our guys in every game I have to wonder what the hell is going on in practice. I can only hope at this point that Norvell can develop his recruits (if he doesn’t lose all of them) and really enact lasting change on the culture.


pitchesandthrows

People don't want to hear this but our roster is still decimated. 2 coaching transitions in the early signing era plus last year's covid wash. I mean almost half of our 22 starters are transfers.


AStrangerWCandy

Its more than that if we are losing to JSU at home.


pitchesandthrows

Staff definitely overlooked an fcs team with Florida state's talent you are correct


Nolecon06

We traded the guy who couldn’t organize a piss-up in a brewery on the behind-the-scenes stuff for the guy who’s good at the behind-the-scenes stuff but apparently just makes it up as he goes on the actual coaching side — to such an extent he called a QB run on 4th and 2 with a QB who has a bionic leg.


opsanun

WE WANT NOTRE DAME!


Tfsz0719

*Looks at their schedule* We want UNC?


thedarkslayer009

Fade me fam


skipatomskip

2 years ago I said Jimbo dug us a hole and Willie took a shit in it. Norvell being aggressive decided to set the hole on fire with us still in it.


foomits

Honestly... not to throw gasoline on the fire. But how the HELL is this possible. Like how the fuck can you be this bad with the name recognition and location. Its mind boggling.


not_a_bot__

Yeah, I honestly believe there are some decent high school coaches that, if you have them a week, could coach this roster to a win against Jacksonville state.


-Champloo-

Idk.... the OL is so fucking terrible, I don't think coaching can fix their apparent lack of talent.


not_a_bot__

Several of those guys were solid fbs players that transfered to fsu, or were 4 star talent coming in. I think they are below average but should easily handle Jacksonville state


MichiganMitch108

I feel like they’ve been saying that about the OL for 5 years now


mathwrath55

One step backward, two steps back?


Dr_Bluntsworthy_ThC

As a Gators fan I am physically incapable of feeling bad for FSU. But having recently survived some dark years (where FSU never missed a chance to dunk on us), I know the pain. It's rough man. Try not to let it ruin every Saturday this fall.


GIS-Rockstar

Thanks, bro. 🖕🏼


Its_a_Trap-

Haha. I understand your pain, but I also remember being mercilessly mocked when FSU was winning nattys while we were going 4-8 and losing to Georgia southern.


ContraCoke

Willie didn’t start the fire


SadGatorNoises

Ryan started the fiyah!!


DisKneePlus

Mike Norvell -- fire(d) guy!


PouchesofCyanStaples

But at least he kept them hydrated.


Rick_Shasta

>Do something! - Willie Taggart I don't think they meant destroy the program.


Bigdeacenergy

FUCK YOU GAME DAY CREW. PUT SOME RESPECT ON OUR DAMN NAME


Nolesman357

Seriously, wtf were they thinking?


Bigdeacenergy

They just see the name Wake Forest and think we’re garbage


Nolesman357

You’re probably one of the best teams in the conference but it’s hard to tell since you played us.


Bigdeacenergy

If we can stay healthy I think we finish top 3 in the Atlantic


Nolesman357

It’s between you and NC State for 2nd imo


SpadeRyker

It's true, I hate yall but you are so underrated every year despite being one of the better ACC teams pretty consistently.


Bigdeacenergy

Every year we’re predicted 6th or so in the Atlantic and exceed expectations. We have the third longest bowl streak in the ACC behind Clemson and Miami


ConnorK5

Foolish of them. WF is too well coached to lose to poorly coached teams.


thejawa

"FSU has talent" Waiting for that to die


Just-Plain-Dan

I still can’t believe not a single one of them picked Wake


nowshowjj

WAKE IS GREAT!


wegotsumnewbands

Ha as soon as I saw that I said well that’s the nail in the coffin for sure. gg!


numberJUANstunna

That was hard to watch. And it should have been a lot worse. Wake took their foot off the gas on offense.


Bigdeacenergy

Clawson doesn’t run up the score. We stopped trying on offense the last 3-4 drives


flick_my_fleck

I don’t really feel anything for the team other than pity. That was some boring, slow, sloppy, incompetent football.


mr_irony

I AM HERE TO OVERREACT IT SMELLS LIKE 2006 IN HERE


kdbvols

The whole ACC is sus and we look marginally better than most of them? Clemson is struggling against GT? You know, it kinda does feel like 2006


GatorF100

Please let it be 2006? :)


LamborghiniTsunami77

I’m down


Human_Robot

2006? *Excited gator noises*


TigerUSF

I was there in 2006. Good times. Btw is the Red Rooster still in business?


Simple_War3514

Oh yeah, 2006, when Tech scored *three fucking points* all game in the ACC championship with fucking Calvin Johnson on the team.


Rekarrs

This FSU team has got to be one of the least clutch teams ive ever seen. Getting into the red zone? Turnover. Getting to 3rd down on a crucial stop? Penalty. Its actually just frustrating to watch.


unconquered

It is


skushi08

How is everyone missing the main point? Wake Forest is now undefeated and alone at the top of the ACC Atlantic and 1/2 a game ahead of Clemson. Rank them higher cowards!


Bigdeacenergy

Nah I prefer to lay low, fly under the radar, and keep winning


Doompatron3000

Sure why not. I can pull for National Champion Wake Forest.


Marksweinerville

I'd like to invite my fellow noles to root for my second flair and alma mater THE United States Air Force Academy. Do you like thin air? Do you like givin' her the gun? Do you like low/no expectations? You already pay taxes, might as well cheer for us.


bee_a_beauty

> You already pay taxes, might as well cheer for us. I love this lol.


JoshDaws

If I get to heaven (unlikely) and I see that turtle, I'm apologizing, admitting we had a toxic culture, and then I'm kicking that little assholes ass.


CRASHINGFUNERALS

>and then I'm kicking that little assholes ass. Yall ain't ready for breaking curses


1sagas1

Turntle will laugh while you do for he knows he has already won


ChrisAmNub12

Lol we suck.


xXHalfPintXx

The way I see it, if FSU ever makes it back to glory, I can firmly say I was able to witness FSU go from rock bottom all the way back to the top. But until that day comes, I drink.


Florida_St

Couldn’t agree more. My freshmen year was 2016 so I’ve been around during the worst time. I cant wait for the day where we’re back on top knowing I’ve survived all this


PunkyRooster

Can FSU go full UCONN and get paid to lose now?


Mastr_Blastr

IMO, the big question is whether or not Norvell can prevent this team from completely quitting right now. They can salvage maybe 4 wins, 5 with some luck, but if this team quits, they beat only UMass. And not losing Hunter in the class. That's kinda huge, too.


MilkFroth

Wow. Just wow.


ginger_ninjer420

Why are we still here? Just to suffer? Every night I can feel my leg...and my arm...even my fingers. The body I’ve lost...the comrades I’ve lost...won’t stop hurting...it’s like they’re all still there. You feel it,too, don’t you?


GreatestWhiteShark

u/wakeisgreat


kdbvols

RIP


helpmeredditimbored

Wonder where he is these days. I found the post announcing he deleted his account. It's been 5 years and we're still calling out his name. https://www.reddit.com/r/CFB/comments/3tr4v6/credit_to_uwake_is_great_for_following_through_on/


ImpulseDecider

Maybe that FSU troll account guy was right about Mike Norvell lol


thejawa

Nah, FSU fans didn't have a grasp on how little skill we have. RB and DLine is about all we have.


TallahasseeNole

Yeah people still don’t get this. We are not a talented football team, and what talent we do have is too young and inexperienced to meaningfully contribute. We still have OL issues - two starters were out today and then we lost our backup C a few drives in and had to play a bunch of guys who should not be getting meaningful minutes. Our LB situation is awful, especially down DeLoach the first half. Same with WR/TE, we have a bunch of guys who are JAGs outside of McClain, who is a true freshman. DBs disappoint me because we should have talent there and I do think there are coaching/scheme issues with those guys.


Austin_LSU_Fan22

Damn, that’s the response you have after getting beat by an FCS team? Norvell is in trouble…


fsufan112

Losing to Wake is so weird. Like I feel no animosity towards Clawson or the fanbase at all. It’s like being suffocated by hugs. Shit, they didn’t even run up the score because they felt bad


leakinfaucet

Genuine question, does FSU win a game this year?


MilkFroth

Maybe UMass. MAYBE.


UNC_Samurai

They’ll beat a 6-2 NC State squad


embryophagous

Probably right. NC State only wins against good FSU teams.


byronik57

FSU fan here. I'm actually not sure. I've never seen a team just get worse and worse like this. Wake is actually pretty good, but we're also a flaming mess


spainman

Yes... If that game is Capture the Flag


PM_ME_VIRGIL_PICS

Suck our deacs baby


vanase

Watching the game must have felt very strange for you with that flair.


PM_ME_VIRGIL_PICS

I want FSU to win every game they play in except when they play wake where I want them to lose by 7,000


EntityDamage

That's quite a parity in feelings


PM_ME_VIRGIL_PICS

The duality of man


Bigdeacenergy

BIG DEAC ENERGY


Trivi

This team took Notre Dame to overtime


KommanderKitten

Did FSU sell it's soul for the Jameis years?


gatormanmm1

I blame Mike White at this point, the moment we became the best basketball team in the state, we should of known something was up


spainman

My favorite play of the game was Norvell telling the QB to lay on the ground so the refs could see "he's hurt"


gatormanmm1

I understand his frustration on that, he is hurt go down. Allow coach to talk to Mkz like a timeout, instead, mkz rushed out with no idea what's going on. Still a shit coach but I get the anger on that


PotentialFun3

Good for Wake Forest. Such a small school, and my father applied there and USC in SC, but he went to USC since it was bigger. He called that the biggest mistake of his life.


CFBCommentor

Despite my insistent yelling and beer consumption my wife still doesn’t grasp the significance of this win for wake forest. 3-0 bitches!


PBurns20

FSU bros what is going on with Norvell? I thought he was a can’t-miss hire


galeforcewinds95

First 0-3 start for Florida State since 1976, which was Bobby Bowden's first year. It makes me sad what's going on at FSU, Miami and USC. 1999 FSU, 2001 Miami and 2004 USC were three of the best teams I've ever seen, and college football is more fun for me when at least one of those schools is a contender.


buttgers

Norvell the next Bobby Bowden confirmed


draxula16

Listen to this man!


cornholesurfer

We might be joining y’all soon.


love_in_the_showers

Why do I keep watching football


cornholesurfer

Alcohol


GoldenPresidio

This is not your father’s Florida State, that’s for sure.


crabcakemd

FSU fans, how are we feeling about Norvell?


spainman

"I'm just here to date quarterbacks and hand out roses" \- Norvell, probably


CenturionElite

In over his head with no idea how to fix the problems. Our fanbase has no patience either so instead of giving him time we will fire him and try to hire a flashy coach that will just either be boom or bust


gatormanmm1

Honestly get a p5 proven offensive coordinator and let him call plays. Often time the first two drives of the game are scripted in the week before. The first 2 drives were incompetent. Idc who the QB is but you can't yank him out after 1 drive it kills any sort of confidence. Also don't get me started on Norvell calling a 4th n 2 QB power....with a QB with one fucking leg. Also can we please put the QB under center on runs, besides winning that is what I miss most about Jimbo's offense. Let the rb get momentum downhill


Mastr_Blastr

You cannot fire him, dude. You don't have the money and no coach worth a shit would look at the situation over the past 5 years and giving coaches no time to figure it out and think they need to sign up for that. Norvell will be coach @ FSU in 2022 or some reeall bad shit has happened.


Apple-Fanta

If you don't think there is some rich boomer who is basically on his death bed looking at his beloved FSU Football team in shambles not willing to pay that 30 Million for Norvell's buyout with his fraternity brothers from the class of 1949 than you just don't know college.


Snipsniponion

>You don’t have the money I’ve heard this so many times on Reddit before coaches get fired. I don’t know if he will get canned but if they go 1-11 it’s surely on the table


Pengwan91

Team is poorly coached, makes obvious mistakes and look overwhelmed every week. I was optimistic for him coming into the season but he just looks in over his head now.


Shellshock1122

I wish the guy Wake_is_great was still here to see this


ryuh89

Happy deacon noises.


Zloggt

Wake is indeed Great!


Tfsz0719

“We’re only 2 plays and a blowout away from being 3-0” - FSU fan, 2021


Kasen_Ibara

Wake is great!


PouchesofCyanStaples

FSU will not win a game this season.


LeathaLurker

Florida state is cursed. GO DEACS!!!


vanase

Hey, FSU, what football god did you anger?


Zabbzi

turntle


Its_a_Trap-

RIP turntle


willsbigboy

Not seeing much difference now from when Taggart was coaching. Tons of penalties, terrible play calls and no cohesion. Put Milton in and let him stay in. Offense flows way better with him than Travis imo.


JR-Dubs

Look, I'm starting to have concerns with Norville right now. He's forcing Travis to run a read offense and Travis clearly can't run it. We have 3 good running backs, he should run the triple option or even the Wing T or something that plays to our strengths instead of trying to recapture the glory of his Memphis days.


Lvl_99_Magikarp

B-but my SOS


The97Revolution

Florida's New Big Three: Florida, UCF, FAU.


GatorF100

Who's the head coach at FAU again?


The97Revolution

William Taggart


GatorF100

Oh I know baby


breadvelvet

our game yesterday didn’t count bc our starting quarterback was injured during the game. do not examine further


TheGhostOfSamHouston

Will FSU ever be back to where they were?


Its_a_Trap-

Probably eventually. Gators were in a big funk after Urban, but with Mullen were consistently in the NY6, and are really damn close to being a CFP contender.


Guywithawife

Oy vey. Killing themselves on penalties. Making stupid plays. Lots of talent, Norvell and the rest of the staff need to put it all together.