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Florida State football, recruiting news: Norvell continues assembling staff

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Plus, FSU sends out two quarterback offers after one decommits

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Recruiting:

Newly hired head coach Mike Norvell is still hitting the recruiting trail hard, visiting a few schools and players yesterday:

Top FSU quarterback commit Jeff Sims, a four-star out of Jacksonville, re-opened his recruitment on Wednesday, the same day two offers to quarterbacks went out from FSU: one to Georgia three-star Tate Rodemaker and the other to Mississippi three-star Jimmy Holiday.

Four-star Florida State commit Demorie Tate is taking his official visit to Tallahassee this weekend:

Football:

Kenny Dillingham is officially Florida State’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, if press releases are to believed.

And on the other side of the ball, Adam Fuller is leaving his job as defensive coordinator at Memphis to take the same position for the Seminoles. If you aren’t fully familiar with the hire, here’s this from Jon’s article:

Fuller has experience and success as a defensive play-caller. He took over a Chattanooga defense that was 111th in FCS total defense. The following year they were 28th. The final two years featured defenses ranked among the top-11. When he was subsequently hired at Marshall in 2012 he took over a defense ranked 103rd in the country. By the end of 2013 they were 35th. His defenses finished outside the top-35 just once in his six seasons.

Mike Norvell answered questions on Golic and Wingo yesterday, including the story behind his infamous cornrows picture (it’s much more boring than I would’ve liked).

The forecast apparently called for rain in Tallahassee, because another pair of boosters have apparently dropped a big (though undiscolsed) amount of dollars off at the athletic department.

Speaking of good things for Florida State’s finances, Willie Taggart is being hired as Lane Kiffin’s replacement at FAU. No hard news yet on if that’ll lower FSU’s financial obligations in firing him but hey, it doesn’t hurt to hope, right?