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Mike Norvell reportedly will be named Florida State head coach

Mike Norvell

Florida State appears to have found its new football coach.

According to Wayne McGahee III of the Tallahassee Democrat, Memphis coach Mike Norvell will likely be announced as the new head coach of the Seminoles on Sunday. He will replace Willie Taggart, who was fired in November.

Potential contractual terms have not yet been reported.

Norvell has been a big success at Memphis. He’s 37-15 there in four seasons, including an 11-1 season this year. The Tigers will face Cincinnati later Saturday in the AAC title game. He’s been regarded as a hot coaching candidate for some time, though he’ll have to prove himself in terms of player development and recruitment at Florida State. Those are two major issues that have been problems since Jimbo Fisher’s departure.

Norvell was linked to openings last year but made the decision to stay put and won 11 games. The Seminoles will hope that’s a sign of things to come in Tallahassee.

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