The Florida State football program has a new head coach.
According to multiple reports, the Seminoles hired Memphis head coach Mike Norvell to take over for Willie Taggart – who was fired after just two seasons with the program.
It’s been quite a few hours for Norvell, who led the Tigers to a conference title win on Saturday afternoon. Memphis used an impressive effort on Saturday to take down Cincinnati and claim the American Athletic Conference title by a final score of 29-24.
Just hours later, ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg revealed Florida State hired Norvell as the team’s new head coach.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 8, 2019
Norvell is one of the best offensive minds in college football and could finally provide a spark for the Seminoles. Memphis scored 30 or more points in 43 of the 53 games of his tenure.
He led the Tigers to a 38-15 record in four seasons as the team’s head coach. Following the win over Cincinnati, Norvell suggested his plan is to coach in Memphis’ bowl game before taking over at Florida State.
With the win on Saturday, Memphis locked up its position as the highest-ranked Group of Five team in college football.
Another banner year for Memphis cost the team its head coach as Norvell leaves for Florida State.
Stay tuned for an official announcement.