I know some FSU baseball fans feared Jarrett’s success with advancing to the College World Series would make him unattainable for FSU.
However, FSU baseball is still a nationally relevant program. It’s not like they didn’t tie the record for most consecutive postseason appearances this season. They had the pitching to compete with anyone, but the lack of hitting and defense was their downfall.
I think a new coach that knows how to build a culture in a program should be able to fix that quickly. Jarrett’s resume of re-building UNC-Greensboro and getting Notre Dame baseball into the national picture speaks for itself, not to mention his history of playing at FSU.
He understands program expectations and would like nothing better than to capture that elusive national title for the Noles. The Jarrett hire also helps quell rumors of FSU being unable to compete with teams in the SEC money-wise.
There were many teams who wanted to hire him, and being a former player helped, but it’s still an attractive job that’s not in the SEC. It’ll be interesting to see how Jarrett attacks the issues at FSU baseball and who’ll join the team from the transfer portal. There are questions marks in the infield and on the mound.
Nevertheless, FSU baseball got their guy, and now it’s time to go to work.