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Odell Haggins will remain FSU’s defensive line coach

In a season fraught with uncertainty, some things are just a given.

NCAA Football: UL Monroe at Florida State Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Change has been the norm at Florida State recently. Jimbo Fisher is out after taking over as the new head coach at Texas A&M. Willie Taggart is in as the Seminoles’ new head coach. But while aspects of FSU football are changing in Tallahassee, at least one constant will remain the same: Odell Haggins on the Florida State sideline.

Haggins has been a feel-good story, and for good reason. He became the first African-American to serve as head coach for the ’Noles, and he set a historic college football landmark along the way in guiding FSU to its 36th consecutive bowl appearance after stomping Louisiana-Monroe. Florida State’s bowl matchup will take place in the Independence Bowl against Southern Miss.

Haggins will be there to guide his Seminoles in their quest to notch a 41st-straight winning season, but he’ll be around for longer than that, as Taggart announced today that Haggins would be retained as Florida State’s defensive line coach and associate head coach.

This is far from a surprise. Haggins, a former standout FSU player himself, excels as a coach and is a very good recruiter. He bleeds garnet and gold and figures to fit in quite well with Taggart, who grew up as a huge Seminole fan.

There are still plenty of other assistant coaching jobs that remain up in the air for Taggart at Florida State, and you can follow along with them on our tracker.