FSU officially hires Norvell as head football coach

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Florida State Seminoles have found their new head football coach. The school has officially hired Mike Norvell to be the program’s new leader beginning with the 2020 season.

Norvell replaces Mike Taggart with the Seminoles. After Taggart was fired, Odell Haggins served as the team’s interim coach.

Former Memphis Tigers head football coach Mike Norvell congratulates Dylan Parham in the first half against the Navy Midshipmen
Mike Norvell congratulates Dylan Parham in the first half against the Navy Midshipmen (Getty Images)

The school has scheduled a noon EST press conference on Sunday to make an announcement. It is believed that Norvell will be introduced to the media and school officials at that time.

Norvell spent the last four seasons as the Memphis Tigers head football coach. In the American Athletic Conference Championship game on Saturday, Norvell led the Tigers to a 29-24 win over the Cincinnati Bearcats.

As the Tigers leader, he went 38-15. This season, he guided the program to a 12-1 record. However, with his hire at Florida State, he will not coach the team in their upcoming Bowl game.

He had two seasons with 10 or more wins. Norvell went 22-4 in those seasons, while he went 16-11 in the other two seasons at Memphis.

Under Taggart in one plus seasons, the Seminoles went 9-16. However, in three games under Haggins, the team went 2-1 to becoming Bowl eligible.

Florida State will have to wait to see if they have been selected for a Bowl game. The Bowl selection show happens on Sunday at noon EST.

The Seminoles have not had a winning season since the 2017 season when the team went 7-6. Their last 10-win season came in 2016 under Jimbo Fisher.

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