FSU football looks like it has its next head football coach in Mike Norvell according to multiple reports.
FSU football fired Willie Taggart in early November and rumors have run rampant about who they are vetting, interviewing and planning to hire.
It was Bob Stoops is coming and then attention turned to James Franklin from Penn State. There was talk of Iowa State’s Matt Campbell, but one name that was always in the mix from the beginning was Memphis head coach Mike Norvell.
According to multiple reports Mike Norvell will be the next head football coach of FSU football.
The official announcement is expected to be made later Sunday at 12 p.m. ET.
Florida State says it will introduce its new coach* at noon ET Sunday press conference
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 7, 2019
Mike Norvell led his Memphis Tigers (12-1) to its first American Athletic Conference Championship Saturday evening against No. 20 ranked Cincinnati. It was their second win over Cincinnati in the past two weeks.
Norvell is 38-15 in his four seasons as head coach at Memphis and has a reputation as a great offensive mind. Memphis has been one of the top offenses in college football under his leadership and he’s shown a great ability to put together successful coaching staffs.
He’s had to replace assistants who’ve taken power five jobs almost every year and still has had great success. He’ll be taking over a FSU football program that’s 18-19 over the past three seasons and a fan base thirsty for success.
However, the team he’ll inherit will be less talented than the one Willie Taggart inherited in 2017.
He’ll also have huge work to do on the recruiting trails to try to salvage the 2020 recruiting class that saw three decommitments Friday with the early signing period ending December 18th.
FSU football has 14 commitments with several needs to be addressed so Norvell needs to get started right away. It’s time to for the Mike Norvell era to begin.