Following a win over Troy on Monday, Florida State Seminoles head coach Leonard Hamilton admitted his team is in a different position than usual.
“We have to learn to adjust to being a highly ranked team and getting everybody’s best effort,” Hamilton said. “That’s a new place for this team. We’re trying to get to a place that we never have been. Sometimes trying to get there when you’ve never been there before is challenging.”
The Seminoles won without much of a problem, but did turn it over 17 times. Furthermore, it took Florida State some time to get it fully together, something P.J. Savoy readily admitted after the game.
“That’s one of our challenges,” Savoy said. “Sometimes it’s hard to get up for games that aren’t big-name, you know? But Coach harps on us about bringing the energy every day, no matter who we’re playing.”
The Florida State Seminoles are now 7-1 on the season and are one of the nation’s higher ranked teams (11th in the AP Poll). While this isn’t exactly new ground for a Leonard Hamilton led team, this roster wasn’t expected to dominate as much as it has — at least not this early.
Maybe those, now outdated, #FireHam tweets can finally be placed in a grave.
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