FSU Coach Mike Norvell Admits He Cries During One Kind Of Movie

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Florida State football coach Mike Norvell is known to shed some tears when watching Disney movies.

Norvell is coming off a 5-7 season in Tallahassee and as he enters his third year with the Seminoles, expectations are that this is going to be a big one for the program.

Well, fans might be a bit concerned after a recent Tallahassee Democrat profile revealed he cries when he watches Disney movies.

“Before [his daughter] Mila was born, I don’t know how many times Maria ever saw me cry. I just didn’t. Ever since she was born, we’ll watch a Disney movie and I’m sitting there and she’ll be like, ‘Are you crying again?'”

He also revealed it’s not just one video that gets the water works rolling. It’s many Disney films!

Mike Norvell cries during Disney movies. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

‘”Coco’, ‘Encanto,’ basically any of them. If there is a family and there is a father-daughter part of it, it’s over,” Norvell added.

While I think we can all appreciate the dynamics of a loving father watching some Disney movies with his daughter, are FSU fans comfortable with the man leading the charge crying during Mickey Mouse films?

Mike Norvell admits to crying during Disney movies. (Photo by Brian Bishop/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

This is big time football we’re talking about. This is the big stage. This isn’t high school sports or some lower level of college football.

It’s the ACC. It’s Power Five football. There’s no crying in Power Five football! It just can’t be tolerated!

Florida State coach Mike Norvell cries during Disney movies. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Now, I’ll extend an olive branch, and I’ll admit there are multiple movies where it’s okay to shed a couple tears.

“Miracle,” “Lone Survivor,” “American Sniper” and the legendary mini-series “Band of Brothers” pull at the heartstrings of all good American men who love the red, white and blue.

However, there’s a big difference between the men of Easy Company fighting in WWII and Disney movies! That’s just a fact.

I’m I totally wrong on this issue? Let me know in the comments below!

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.


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