Florida State’s football program is reportedly adding a veteran coach to its staff for the remainder of the 2019 season.
The Seminoles, led by second-year head coach Willie Taggart, are off to a tough start in 2019. FSU lost in Week 1 to Boise State and needed overtime to get past UL Monroe this past Saturday.
Florida State is reportedly hiring veteran coach Jim Leavitt to its staff to help out its defense.
College football insider Bruce Feldman first reported the news.
SOURCE: #FSU is hiring Jim Leavitt as an analyst. He is expected to help DC Harlon Barnett by bringing another experienced voice in the def. staff room to aid w/ game-planning. Leavitt was Willie Taggart’s DC when he took an Oregon D that ranked No. 115 and improved it to No. 32.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 11, 2019
Leavitt, 62, was South Florida’s head coach from 1997-2009. He then took an NFL job with the 49ers, coaching linebackers for four seasons, before returning to the college level. Leavitt was Colorado’s DC from 2015-16 and Oregon’s DC from 2017-18.
Florida State (1-1) could certainly use some help on that side of the ball, having allowed 44 points to UL Monroe in Week 2.
The Seminoles return to action on Saturday at Virginia.