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UPDATED: Past, present, and future FSU football players react to the hiring of Mike Norvell

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After a month long search process, Mike Norvell has officially been hired as Florida State’s new head football coach. Former, current, and future FSU football players took to social media to voice their opinions on the new coach at the helm for the Seminoles.

In the wake of a released report that Norvell has already hired a new offensive coordinator, FSU players and coaches shared more support on social media.

WR Keyshawn Helton tweeted out to NoleNation that he would be back next year and fellow WR Warren Thompson chimed in:

Assistant coach Mario Edwards and DE Curtis Fann

LB Kevon Glenn:

OL Maurice Smith:


DB Brendan Gant continues to recruit players to FSU on Twitter:

OL Darius Washington

2020 OL commit Zane Herring didn’t necessarily tweet about the hiring, but he did tweet out his support for the current FSU OL coach after his high school won state:

3-star 2020 TE commit Carter Boatwright

Charlie Ward and his son tweeted words of welcome:

Legendary Coach Bowden jumped in to welcome Norvell to FSU:

Running back for FSU and Miami Dolphins, Sammie Smith:

Jaiden Lars-Woodbey tweeted that he and the team had found out about the hire on social media. He later deleted the tweet.

Former NFL and FSU DE Travis Johnson:

Former FSU fullback Freddie Stevenson:

Former San Francisco 49ers and Florida State LB Nick Moody:

Head softball coach Lonni Alameda:

The national media also chimed in with their own thoughts on the hire:

ESPN’s Kirk Herstreit:

ESPN’s Chris Low:

ESPN’s Andrea Adelson:

USA TODAY Sports Dan Wolken:

Yahoo Sports Pete Thamel:

Florida State is in the middle of preparing for its upcoming bowl game under the direction of Odell Haggins and Norvell voiced that he wishes to coach his Tigers in the Cotton Bowl if the Memphis administration will allow him too, so it will be interesting to see how FSU handles the transition.

We will update this article as more players and FSU favorites react to the news, so be sure to check back in.