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Former FSU QB coach, co-offensive coordinator Randy Sanders hired as new ETSU head coach

We knew of the departure, just not the destination.

Randy Sanders

You know the big story: as we’ve written, Willie Taggart’s hire as head coach of the Florida State football program isn’t just a massive move within the 2017 off-season coaching carousel— it was a homecoming, as well. And now another name tied to FSU is heading home as well, even if that means leaving the Seminole family.

Earlier this season, we reported about how ’Nole QB coach and Co-OC Randy Sanders would not be expected back for the 2018 season. That was proven on Sunday when East Tennessee State University formally welcomed Sanders as its next head coach in Johnson City.

Sanders is from Morristown, Tennessee and an alum of the University of Tennessee, where he served as an assistant coach from 1989-2005, before taking a job at Kentucky. He then joined Florida State for its national championship season of 2013 and had been with FSU ever since, occasionally assuming play-calling duties for the departed Jimbo Fisher.

For more on assistant coach moves at Florida State, keep checking with our tracker, which we update regularly. And here are a couple of tweets from ETSU on the hiring, including one that features video of Sanders seemingly echoing Fisher’s calls for more resources at FSU.