Florida State football head coach Jimbo Fisher held his weekly press conference on Monday and finally touched on a topic that many fans have been wanting to hear about— the future of defensive coordinator Charles Kelly.
Fisher said that Kelly will remain the defensive coordinator through at least the rest of the season, but mentioned nothing about the following seasons. Kelly, who has been at Florida State since 2013, is under contract through the 2020 season.
"I have extreme confidence in Charles (Kelly). Charles is a great football coach, coached a very good game, they made a couple plays at the end and he's done a really nice job. We'll continue with Charles, uh, being our coordinator, and go through this year, and hopefully he can finish the year very strong."
FSU’s defense, especially in the second half, has had late leads erased and were to blame for the last second loss to Miami
Among other topics, Fisher talked about the social media ban, and that it is still active despite linebacker Dontavious Jackson pleading for more game time through social media. The matter is being handled “internally.” Jackson played in one game this season against Wake Forest, filling in for the then injured Ro’Derrick Hoskins.
Fisher described FSU receiver Keith Gavin’s injury as “pretty significant” before indicating it was a sprain while Trey Marshall is day-to-day with concussion symptoms. There were no update on the status of offensive lineman Landon Dickerson.
When asked about the possible rescheduling of the ULM game that was postponed earlier this season due to Hurricane Irma, Fisher said, "I haven't thought about it, that's up to (FSU administration)."