Video: meet Florida State linebacker coach Charles Kelly

Kelly has known coach Fisher and Pruitt for a while.

Florida State linebacker coach met with the media Thursday. Above you'll find the video, and below are some excerpts from the media session.

On his transition to Florida State:

"It’s been a good transition. I got here in the middle of recruiting, got right to work. Really focused on that that and getting to know the players here. I think that’s one of the reasons why they’ve been so successful is because they build relationships. They do it in recruiting and they’ve done it with the players, so I’m just trying to get to know the guys. Getting into a new defensive system, which they’re familiar with what Coach Pruitt has done and working with the special teams. That’s something I enjoyed when I did it early in my career at Georgia Tech. it’s been fun working with those guys. I really enjoy this group of players- the linebackers we have. Right now I am still in the evaluation process of a lot of those guys. The one thing I can tell you is they came out and have a good work ethic and they work really hard."

On the relationship with defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt:

"I’ve known Jeremy for a long time, actually back when he was a player. Even then I kept up with his career. We would talk. When I was at Tech a lot of the things we did were with the secondary. A lot of it was very similar. I’m familiar with the language that he speaks. I’ve always been really impressed with him. He’s just one of those guys. You know he had it. He’s very smart and very confident in what he does. He has a passion for what he does. I really look forward to working with him and it’s going well so far."
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