Sources say that Florida State football is hiring Mike Norvell as its next head coach. Will he be able to right the ship in Tallahassee?
Florida State football is close to announcing their next head coach, hiring Mike Norvell from Memphis. This comes after a tumultuous reign under Willie Taggart, where the Seminoles went 9-12 while he was head coach. The Seminoles needed a reboot, even if they fired Taggart too early. Norvell is the right man for the job.
Norvell replaced Justin Fuente at Memphis in 2016, and has since gone 38-15 in four seasons as the head coach of the Tigers. In his four seasons, he won three division championships in the American Athletic Conference, and a conference championship in 2019, as he beat Cincinnati in the championship Saturday by a score of 29-24.
Much of the worry about Norvell was his inability to win a big game, as he lost to UCF in back to back years in the conference championship, and lost all three bowl games he participated in. But he put those ideas to rest on Saturday, and got his well-deserved trophy as AAC champion.
Here is three reasons why Norvell will work at Florida State