Michael Alford: Impact of first 6 months as FSU Athletic Director

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The recent move to fire Mike Martin Jr. might be the most eye-opening move Alford has made in his first six months on the job.

Mike Martin Jr. had one more year on his four-year contract, but Alford decided to go a different route after back-to-back mediocre seasons and regional postseason exits.

Not only that, but Alford made it look easy, hiring the guy lots of people wanted in 2019 after Mike Martin Sr. retired in Link Jarrett.

Jarrett, a two-time national coach of the year and FSU alum, is arguably the best baseball coach in the country, and Alford got the deal done in less than two weeks after firing Mike Martin Jr.

Again, it’s a move that serves two fronts. It shows Alford wants to compete at an elite level outside of football and disproves the notion that FSU can’t compete with other universities for top coaches.