FSU football: Impact of promoting Alex Atkins to Offensive Coordinator

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FSU football head coach Mike Norvell has a solid eye for hiring coaching talent. It can be a headache, but it’s also a good sign when other programs want to hire your coaches away. That’s what has happened each year Mike Norvell has been head coach.

It started with the first defensive backs coach hired with TJ Rushing, who ultimately never coached a game and went to Texas A&M to work for former FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher. Since then, FSU has had several analysts leave for on-the-field coaching positions.

Virginia Tech hired FSU linebackers coach Chris Marve as their defensive coordinator. The latest is FSU offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham taking the same coordinator job at Oregon.

The good news is FSU already had a capable replacement in offensive line coach Alex Atkins. Ironically, Atkins’ name came up in at least one offensive line coaching vacancy over the past few months.

Atkins has been an offensive coordinator before and has improved an FSU offensive line that was the butt of jokes for the past few years.

If they could have avoided the injury bug, I’d wager that unit would have been above average. Let’s take a look at how this promotion to offensive coordinator impacts the program.

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