Published: Tue, December 10, 2019
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Florida State introduces Mike Norvell as head coach

Florida State introduces Mike Norvell as head coach

Florida State University has officially announced former Memphis head coach Mike Norvell as the 11th full-time head football coach, according to a press release from the university.

The Tigers wrapped up their program-record 12th victory at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Veatch said both Memphis and Norvell would like to see him coach the Tigers in that game, but that decision won't be made until Norvell sees how his schedule unfolds at Florida State. He built on the foundation left by Justin Fuente when he left the Tigers for Virginia Tech and he led the Tigers to the first 12-win season in school history.

This comes after a tumultuous reign under Willie Taggart, where the Seminoles went 9-12 while he was head coach.

The next coach will inherit a winning team with a lot.


The 38-year-old was emotional when he took the stage after what he called a "wild" day - one day after leading Memphis to an American Athletic Conference championship - while saying that he wants to return what he called an "iconic" program back to where it should be and said he was only going to leave there to go to the "right" place.

Norvell will leave Memphis having posted the very ideal a hit share in Tigers' history.

Silverfield also might coach the Tigers in the bowl game with assistance possible from Norvell. The Seminoles, who gained the 2013 nationwide title, performed the season turning into bowl eligible at 6-6 below meantime coach Odell Haggins. Named Memphis' head December 4, 2015, Norvell won at least eight games in each of his four years here and reached double digits twice, including this year. At Memphis, Silverfield was the offensive line coach and run game coordinator in 2018 before being promoted to deputy head coach for this season.

He introduced that identical ingenious methodology to Memphis, where he known as the bulk of the crew's plays even as he had a selected coordinator each season. His Tigers have lost this game the last two seasons on the road at UCF. His teams scored at least 2,147 points in less than four seasons - more than seven individual decades of Memphis football.

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