The biggest question has been answered: Jimbo Fisher is out as Florida State’s head coach.
Yet, there still remains the business of FSU’s Saturday game against Louisiana-Monroe that will determine whether or not the Seminoles make a bowl for a record 36th-straight time. And most specifically, who will assume command of the ’Nole sideline, another question to which we now have an answer.
The answer is Odell Haggins, a highly accomplished, well-respected FSU coach— in fact, he’s been at Florida State since 1994, longer than any other coach on staff. Haggins served as the offensive line and tight ends coach for his first two seasons before moving over to the defensive line, where he’s coached since 1996. In 2014, Haggins also added the title of FSU’s Associate Head Coach. Haggins was also a star nose guard at FSU, playing for the ’Noles from 1986-1989 and earning All-American honors in his senior season.
He was also part of the infamous Seminole Rap.
Florida State was quick (within the hour of the announcement) to get up a digital billboard of their interim head coach, as well.
Here’s a shot of one of our contributors with Haggins (a few years ago):